Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee PIERCE BROSNAN (Peter Devereaux) relishes
working both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes as a producer.
Recently Brosnan has been very busy. He stars in six soon-to-be-released films:
Love Punch with Emma Thompson, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last
September and will open in theatres in May; A Long Way Down with Aaron Paul,
Toni Collette and Imogen Poots, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in
February and will open in theatres in June; The Coup with Owen Wilson and
Survivor with Milla Jovovich and Dylan McDermott for director James McTeigue.
Brosnan also produced and starred in How To Make Love Like An Englishman with
Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba and Malcolm McDowell for director Tom Vaughan.
Currently Brosnan is on location in Australia shooting The Moon and The Sun for
director Sean McNamara.
Most recently audiences saw Brosnan star in Love Is All You Need for Academy
Award winning Danish director Susanne Bier. The film, which premiered to
critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film
Festival, opened in theatres last spring. Brosnan also had a cameo in The
World's End with Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman.
Brosnan's film credits include I Don't Know How She Does It alongside with Sarah
Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear; Salvation Boulevard (2011) with Greg Kinnear,
Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning
Thief (2010) based upon the best-selling novel by Richard Riordan; Roman
Polanski's critically acclaimed film The Ghost Writer (2010) with Ewan McGregor
which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and for which Brosnan received the
award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film from the Irish Film
and Television Awards; Remember Me (2010) with Robert Pattinson and The Greatest
(2010) with Susan Sarandon and Carey Mulligan which premiered to rave reviews at
the Sundance Film Festival, the worldwide blockbuster film adaptation of the
Broadway hit Mamma Mia! (2008) opposite Meryl Streep, Married Life (2007) in
which he starred with Rachel McAdams, Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper for
director Ira Sachs, the Civil War drama Seraphim Falls (2007) in which he
starred opposite Liam Neeson, The Matador (2005) for which he received a Golden
Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture and
a nomination for
Best Actor in a Lead Role from the Irish Film & Television Academy, John
Boorman's critically acclaimed film from the novel by John LeCarre, The Tailor
of Panama (2001), Sir Richard Attenborough's Grey Owl (1999), Dante's Peak
(1997), Mars Attacks (1996), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) alongside Barbra
Streisand, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) with Robin Williams, The Lawnmower Man (1992)
and Bruce Beresford's Mr. Johnson (1990).
In the 1990s, Brosnan reinvigorated the popularity of the Bond legacy in
box-office blockbusters Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World
Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Brosnan's first three Bond
films earned over a billion dollars at the international box-office and Die
Another Day alone garnered almost a half-billion dollars worldwide.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has always had a passion
for the art of filmmaking. Having achieved international stardom as an actor,
Brosnan expanded the range of his film work by launching his own production
company, Irish DreamTime in 1996, along with producing partner Beau St. Clair.
Irish DreamTime has produced 10 films to date including The November Man which
brings Brosnan back into the world of espionage, How to Make Love Like an
Englishman, The Greatest (2010), Shattered (2007), The Matador (2005), Laws of
Attraction (2004), Evelyn (2002), The Thomas Crown (1998), The Match (1999), and
The Nephew (1998). The company's first studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair,
was a critical and box-office success and one of the best-reviewed and
highest-grossing romantic thrillers in years. Evelyn, directed by Bruce
Beresford, opened to critical acclaim at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals
and also garnered rave reviews.
Some of Brosnan's many accolades include the 2007 Goldene Kamera Award for his
environmental work, a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival,
the International Star of the Year at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam, an Honorary
Doctorate of Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology, an Honorary Doctorate
from the University College Cork and an Order of the British Empire bestowed by
Her Majesty the Queen.
Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland and moved to London at age 11. At 20,
he enrolled in The Oval House and continued his studies at The Drama Center in
London. After graduation, Brosnan performed in several West End stage
productions including Franco Zeffirelli's Fulimena and Tennessee Williams' The
Red Devil Battery Sign at the York Theater Royal. Brosnan relocated to Los
Angeles in 1982 and
immediately landed the role of private investigator Remington Steele on the
popular NBC television series of the same name.