Sentimental… romantic… maybe? But applicable I think to a sixteen-year-old lad who was trying to find his way in life as he walked into a theatre arts lab in South London one night. So began my career as an actor at The Oval House Theatre. Soon I was performing on stage in the West End of London in the early 1970's, but I'm afraid it wasn't enough to leave a mark. I got lucky when I came to America. I was 27 years old and landed my first audition — a series called 'Remington Steele'. Life was good. I felt I could be anything I wanted to be. And what I wanted above all was to be in the movies. For me, acting is doing. My acting teacher Yat Malgram once said, "nothing comes from nothing." I've had the opportunity and the good fortune to be part of this exciting tradition. Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to develop my craft, to create characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
Pierce Brosnan is a legendary Irish-American actor, film producer, environmentalist, philanthropist, artist and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee known for his rich and extensive career in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. Brosnan made his feature film debut in The Long Good Friday. His film credits include Bruce Beresford’s Mr. Johnson, The Lawnmower Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, Goldeneye, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Mars Attacks, Dante’s Peak, Tomorrow Never Dies, Sir Richard Attenborough’s Grey Owl, The World Is Not Enough, John Boorman’s The Tailor of Panama, Die Another Day, The Matador for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor Motion Picture – Drama, Seraphim Falls, Married Life, Mamma Mia!, Percy Jackson, The Ghost Writer, Remember Me, Salvation Boulevard, I Don’t Know How She Does It opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear, The World’s End with Simon Pegg, Love is All You Need, A Long Way Down, Love Punch with Emma Thompson, No Escape with Owen Wilson, I.T., Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York, the action thriller The Foreigner alongside Jackie Chan for director Martin Campbell, Spinning Man with Guy Pearce, and Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried in the Universal film Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, the sequel to the blockbuster film Mamma Mia!
Currently Brosnan can be seen in the comedy Eurovision with Will Ferrell & Rachel McAdams. Upcoming, he will be seen in the soon-to-be released False Positive alongside Ilana Glazer & Justin Theroux, and “Cinderella” with Camila Cambello and Billy Porter. In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has long 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, along with producing partner Beau St. Clair.
To date Irish DreamTime has produced 12 films including The Nephew, The Match, The Thomas Crown Affair, Evelyn, Laws of Attraction, The Matador, Shattered, The Greatest, Some Kind of Beautiful, The November Man, I.T, and Poisoning Paradise.
In addition to his stellar film career, Brosnan along with his wife Keely Shaye have been drawn into a passionate leadership role in environmental issues and are actively involved with conservation organizations that support marine mammal protection. The Jane Goodall Institute, Environmental Hall of Fame, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Environmental Media Association, Earth Communications Office, Heal the Bay, Women in Film, In Defense of Animals, Peace Over Violence, and The Malibu Times have all honored them for their ongoing commitment to the environment. Brosnan serves as Campaign Chairman for the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Most recently, the two worked together on the documentary film Poisoning Paradise which they co-produced. The film takes audiences on a journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides. To date, Poisoning Paradise has won more than a dozen awards and screened at over 30 prestigious film festivals across the United States and abroad, including London; Bologna; Los Angeles; San Diego; Mendocino; Napa Valley; Maui; St. Louis, Missouri and Savannah, Georgia and Cannes.