PIERCE BROSNAN (Liam Hennessy) is a legendary Irish-American
producer, environmentalist, philanthropist, artist and two-time Golden Globe
nominee known for his rich and extensive career in front of the camera and
as a producer.
2017 is a busy year for Brosnan. In April, Brosnan starred in AMC's new
series "The Son," based on the Philipp Meyer novel of the same name about the
and fall of a Texas oil family. The series was an immediate hit with audiences
has picked it up for a second season.
In August, Brosnan starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale Marc
Webb's The Only Living Boy in New York. The film follows a recent college
who begins a relationship with his father's mistress.
This fall, Brosnan also stars in the action thriller Final Score alongside Dave
Bautista for director Scott Mann.
This summer Brosnan filmed Medusa. Based on the Jonathan Miles' 2007 book,
The Wreck of The Medusa, the film follows artist Theodore Gericault and his
relationship to the tragic events that inspired his harrowing and politically
masterpiece, "The Raft of The Medusa."
He is currently reprising the role of Sam opposite original cast members
Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgaard, Colin Firth,
Seyfried and Dominic Cooper in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the follow-up to the
2008 global musical blockbuster.
Last year, Brosnan starred in the thriller I.T. produced by his production
Irish DreamTime, alongside Voltage Pictures and Friendly Films. Brosnan co-
the thriller No Escape alongside Owen Wilson and Lake Bell and Survivor with
Jovovich for director James McTeigue.
In 2015, Brosnan produced and starred in the espionage thriller The November
Man, directed by Roger Donaldson which premiered at the Deauville Film Festival.
Based on a series of books by Bill Granger, development has begun on the second
Brosnan co-starred in A Long Way Down in 2014 with Aaron Paul, Toni Collette
and Imogen Poots, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and Love Punch
Emma Thompson, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Other recent projects include Love Is All You Need for Academy Award winning
Danish director Susanne Bier. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the
Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Brosnan also appeared in a
surprise cameo in The World's End with Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman in 2013.
Brosnan's film credits include I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) alongside
Sarah Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear; Salvation Boulevard (2011) with Greg
Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly; Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning
(2010) based upon the best-selling novel by Richard Riordan; Roman Polanski's
critically acclaimed film The Ghost Writer (2010) with Ewan McGregor which
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; The Greatest (2010) with Susan
and Carey Mulligan which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film
worldwide blockbuster film adaptation of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! (2008)
Meryl Streep; Married Life (2007) in which he starred with Rachel McAdams,
Clarkson and Chris Cooper for director Ira Sachs; the Civil War drama Seraphim
(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
Television Academy; John Boorman's critically acclaimed film from the novel by
LeCarre, The Tailor of Panama (2001); Sir Richard Attenborough's Grey Owl
Dante's Peak (1997); Mars Attacks (1996); The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
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 franchise in
blockbusters including Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The
World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Brosnan's first three
films earned over a billion dollars at the international box-office and Die
alone garnered nearly half-billion dollars worldwide.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has long had a
the art of filmmaking. Having achieved international stardom as an actor,
expanded the range of his film work by launching his own production company,
DreamTime in 1996, along with producing partner Beau St. Clair.
Irish DreamTime has produced 11 films to date including I.T. (2016); The
November Man (2014); Some Kind of Beautiful (2014); The Greatest (2010);
(2007); The Matador (2005); Laws of Attraction (2004); Evelyn (2002); The Thomas
Crown Affair (1998); The Match (1999); and The Nephew (1998). The company's
studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair, was a critical and box-office success
of the best-loved romantic thrillers in years. Evelyn, directed by Bruce
opened to critical acclaim at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals and
In November 2016, the European Film Academy presented Brosnan with the
honorary award, European Achievement in World Cinema. Some of Brosnan's other
accolades include the 2015 Forces for Nature Award bestowed by the Natural
Resources Defense Council, the 2011 Caritas Award from St. John's Health Center
Foundation for Brosnan's extensive community service, and the 2007 Golden Kamera
Award for his environmental work. In 2003, Brosnan was awarded an Honorary
Doctorate of Arts from the Dublin Institute of Technology, an Honorary Doctorate
the University College Cork, and an Order of the British Empire bestowed by Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth. For over two decades, Brosnan has been an ambassador
HRH Prince Charles The Prince's Trust as well as an Ambassador for UNICEF
In addition to his stellar film career, Brosnan along with his wife Keely
have been drawn into a passionate leadership role in environmental issues. They
actively involved in many conservation organizations, particularly in support of
mammal rights. They lobbied against legislation designed to weaken federal
for labeling canned tuna "Dolphin Safe." From 1997, they worked with the NRDC to
successfully stop a proposed salt factory from being built at Laguna San Ignacio
Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Their unprecedented victory prevented the
destruction of the last pristine breeding ground remaining on earth for the
whale. Both the Environmental Media Association and Women in Film have jointly
honored them with significant Humanitarian awards for this work. Brosnan serves
Campaign Chairman for the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Most recently, the two worked together on the documentary Poisoning Paradise
which Keely directed and Pierce produced. The film takes audiences on a journey
seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by
experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides. The
recently won "Best Documentary Award" at the 2017 Hollywood Reel International
Festival and won the "Spirit of Activism Award" at the Colorado Environmental
Festival and is an Official Selection at the Mendocino Film Festival and the
International Film Festival among others.
Exhibiting another side of his artistic talent, Pierce Brosnan is an avid
The actor, who went to art school and trained as a commercial artist, has
numerous landscapes as well as colorful portraits of friends and family. Brosnan
Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Kandinsky as influences on his work. An exhibition
his paintings is in the works for later this year.
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
London. After graduation, Brosnan performed in several West End stage
including Franco Zeffirelli's Fulimena and Tennessee Williams' The Red Devil
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
NBC television series of the same name.
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