THE ACTOR


There's a line from the movie Grey Owl, "A man becomes what he dreams... you have dreamed well."

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.


BIOGRAPHY

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.

FILMOGRAPHY

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

2020

"'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' is a terribly funny send-up and the most enjoyable music industry parody since Christopher Guest’s folk satire 'A Mighty Wind.' - Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Cinderella

Cinderella

Expected 2021

Pierce Brosnan joins Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, and Billy Porter in Sony's 'Cinderella.'

False Positive

False Positive

Expected 2020

Cinderella’s Pierce Brosnan joins Ilana Glazer and Justin Theroux in an upcoming thriller from A24.

The Pig on the Hill

The Pig on the Hill

2018

Pig and Duck are next-door neighbors, but worlds apart.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

2018

“Euphoria! Tears! Fernando! Dagnabit. This film will leave you high and wet. And willing (almost) to contemplate the prospect of Mamma Mia 3.” - London Go

Spinning Man

Spinning Man

2018

“Still, of the many interchangeable, name-lead thrillers and action pictures concurrently premiering these days in theatres and on VOD, this one’s definitely a cut above.” - Los Angeles Times

The Foreigner

The Foreigner

2017

"Campbell keeps the action cooking and the suspense on a high burner in this compulsively watchable conspiracy thriller forever…Based on Stephen Leather’s novel The Chinaman, the film – with a tight script by David Marconi – doesn’t waste time with niceties. Quan tries to bribe a London police investigator (Ray Fearon); failing that, he pleads his case to former IRA deputy minister Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan, bringing real star power to the role), who seems unwilling or unable to help him." - Rolling Stone

The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York

2017

"It's still a wry tale that deserves to be seen. Gerald keeps telling Thomas that life should be a mess, but in 'The Only Living Boy in New York' it’s a pleasingly witty and well-observed one.” - Variety

The Son

The Son

2017

"'The Son' — co-created by Philipp Meyer, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize–nominated novel that inspired this series, Brian McGreevy, and Lee Shipman, both of whom worked on the Netflix adaptation of McGreevy’s novel Hemlock Grove — is a handsomely shot, well-acted, and respectable piece of work.” - Vulture

The King’s Daughter

The King’s Daughter

2017

King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

I.T.

I.T.

2016

“Appropriately enough for a movie titled 'I.T.,' there is a preponderance of hard drives, software, satellite tracking networks, cutting-edge surveillance systems, and banks of large-format monitors on display throughout director John Moore’s slickly produced techno-thriller. But it falls largely on the shoulders of lead player Pierce Brosnan to provide a welcome human touch to the proceedings, with his persuasive portrayal of an analog man in a digital world.” - Variety

Urge

Urge

2016

“'Urge' is a good Thriller with quite a few edge of the seat moments…With cameos from the likes of Jeff Fahey the acting is top-notch. In addition, the cinematography by Lyle Vincent and the special effects, are solid.” - Cryptic Rock

No Escape

No Escape

2015

“Directed breathlessly by John Erick Dowdle (“As Above/So Below”), the movie is filled with jittery shots from hand-held cameras---Mr. Brosnan-- continues to shed the smooth and silky customs of his James Bond days.” - The Hollywood Reporter

Survivor

Survivor

2015

“The film benefits from the presence of its charismatic leads. Jovovich, who's proved her action movie bona fides in the 'Resident Evil' franchise, is an appealingly gutsy heroine, and Brosnan, playing a dark version of James Bond, effortlessly displays cool menace.” - The Hollywood Reporter

Some Kind Of Beautiful

Some Kind Of Beautiful

2014

“'Some Kind of Beautiful' is a fun, breezy, and upbeat offering that allows Pierce Brosnan the opportunity to put a shine on that charming accent of his and remind the world that he still holds some one-of-a-kind talent.” - The Hollywood Outsider

The November Man

The November Man

2014

“Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's 'The November Man,' playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man- who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets.” - The Hollywood Reporter

A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down

2014

“As British comedy sometimes will, 'A Long Way Down' has an occasional attack of the cutes, but the actors' commitment keeps the movie on the plus side. Best of all, Brosnan takes a fellow who could have been a joke and gives him complexity - a light side, a dark side, a public face and inner rage, a weird mix of cynicism and generous impulse.” - SF Gate

Love Punch

Love Punch

2013

“A good-natured if strenuously wacky caper comedy about a divorced British couple who plot a diamond heist to save their pensions.” - The New York Times

The World’s End

The World’s End

2013

“But in an era in which mainstream movies not only lack rhythm but seem to have forgotten how to dance, this one's briskness is inspiring. Its judgment is nearly unerring, and it has a sense of joy that's rare. Like most genre films, 'The World's End' is working things through in an extremely broad way and having a grand time doing it, and its self-deprecating wit inoculates it against self-importance. The movie wears its themes on its sleeve and pins its symbols to its puffed-out rooster's chest, swaggers about with a proud grin jabbing thumbs at itself, then walks into an open manhole. It's magnificent.” - RogerEbert.com

Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

2012

“Pierce Brosnan isn't the only reason to see 'Love is All You Need.' He's merely the best reason to seek out Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's entertaining if familiar romantic comedy.” - Dever Post – Lisa Kennedy

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

2011

"The title may be Stephen King’s 'Bag of Bones,' but the reason to watch, if any, is Pierce Brosnan. Seeing Brosnan playing a blocked writer in this A&E miniseries, based on King’s 1998 novel, 'Bag of Bones,' you have hopes that his charm, intelligence and quiet sexiness will have rubbed off on the production." - Mike Hale, The New York Times

I Don’t Know How She Does It

I Don’t Know How She Does It

2011

A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.

Salvation Boulevard

Salvation Boulevard

2011

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

Remember Me

Remember Me

2010

A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.

The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

2010

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

2010

A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

The Greatest

The Greatest

2009

A drama that is centered around a troubled teenage girl and a family that is trying to get over the loss of their son.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

2008

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

Married Life

Married Life

2007

A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.

Shattered

Shattered

2007

A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

Seraphim Falls

Seraphim Falls

2006

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

The Matador

The Matador

2005

A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

After the Sunset

After the Sunset

2004

The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that.

Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

2004

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Die Another Day

Die Another Day

2002

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Evelyn

Evelyn

2002

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team.

The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama

2001

A tailor living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent.

The World Is Not Enough

The World Is Not Enough

1999

James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

Grey Owl

Grey Owl

1999

The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

The Match

The Match

1999

Two Scottish pub football teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge, with the prize for the winning team being the other team's pub.

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

1999

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Quest for Camelot

Quest for Camelot

1998

An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

The Nephew

The Nephew

1998

A little island off Ireland. A small town. An old conflict. Fresh wind.

Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

1997

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.

Dante’s Peak

Dante’s Peak

1997

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

1996

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

1996

A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

GoldenEye

GoldenEye

1995

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead.

Detonator II: Night Watch

Detonator II: Night Watch

1995

UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art theft and forgery, but the high-tech schemes of Martin Schraeder and his Korean cohort Mao Yixin.

Love Affair

Love Affair

1994

Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take the 'plane passengers to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if the attraction is real. One shows up, the other doesn't, but they run into each other afterwards.

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Don’t Talk to Strangers

1994

Unhappy marriage causes divorce. Brosnan (new husband) and wife attempt to build a new life, and move to a new state. However, the ex-husband follows and the story unfolds from there.

The Broken Chain

The Broken Chain

1993

The story of 2 Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

1993

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Detonator

Detonator

1993

A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train. Malcolm Philpott, a member of UNACO, (United Nation Anti Crime Organisation) must use a team of hand picked agents from various parts of the globe to stop this death train at all costs.

Entangled

Entangled

1993

A car and lorry collide, the woman in the back seat is probably dead, the driver is severely hurt. In flashbacks we see what led to the tragedy. He is David, a writer living in France, entering his novel anonymously in a contest. She is Annabelle, his lover, a fashion model on the brink of international success. Each keeps a secret from the other. David is a pawn of jealousy. He confronts a wealthy man he thinks is her lover; an accidental tragedy ensues that spirals out of control, resulting in the car crash. While David recovers from injuries, he finds out that another wealthy friend of Annabelle's has claimed the novel as his own. It's time for a final confrontation.

Live Wire

Live Wire

1992

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The target of the terrorists are US senators, one of which is having an affair with Danny's wife.

The Lawnmower Man

The Lawnmower Man

1992

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Victim of Love

Victim of Love

1991

A psychiatrist (Williams) and her patient (Madsen) are involved with the same man, who may or may not be a murderer.

Murder 101

Murder 101

1991

Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, meets up with his ex wife Laura, at her college, where he is due to give a series of lectures, on how to write a successful novel. When one of his students, asks to meet him later that night, to discuss the course, and is found murdered. Lattimore has no alibi, and he begins to suspect, that the subject of his book, has arranged the killing, to get back at him, for the evidence, Lattimore gave during the trial.

Mr Johnson

Mr Johnson

1990

In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been to England. He is always scheming, trying to get ahead, which lands him in a lot of hot water.

The Heist

The Heist

1989

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

1989

A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just 80 days.

The Deceivers

The Deceivers

1988

Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Taffin

Taffin

1988

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet.

Noble House

Noble House

1988

Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "Noble House". Unfortunately, with his power, he inherits ancient promises, dark secrets and deep financial problems on a small island full of people who want to see Struan's fall so they can become the Noble House. Dunross' worst enemy is the vicious Quillan Gornt, a lesser tai-pan, and he's doing everything in his power to bring the Noble House to ruin. Drawn into the fight between Gornt and Dunross is an upstart American billionaire who tries to gain a foothold on the Hong Kong market and has made a deal to steal something that will give him power, even over the Noble House. Unfortunately, that something has fallen into the hands of a powerful Chinese overlord. "Everybody was watching [and cheating on] everybody." Who will succeed in the end?

The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

1987

ohn Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.

Nomads

Nomads

1986

A French anthropologist moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered.

Remington Steele

Remington Steele

1982

The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.