Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Pierce Brosnan relishes working both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes as a producer.
2013 was a busy year for Brosnan. He produced and starred in two films: How To Make Love Like An Englishman with Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba and Malcolm McDowell for director Tom Vaughan and in November Man for director Roger Donaldson. Brosnan also has starring roles in three soon-to-be-released films: Love Punch with Emma Thompson, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the fall, A Long Way Down with Aaron Paul, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots, which will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February and The Coup with Owen Wilson.
Currently Brosnan is on location in Europe filming Survivor with Milla Jovovich and Dylan McDermott.
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 alongside 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 mid-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 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.
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