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PIERCE BROSNAN (Liam Hennessy) 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 as a producer.

2017 is a busy year for Brosnan. In April, Brosnan starred in AMC's new dramatic series "The Son," based on the Philipp Meyer novel of the same name about the rise and fall of a Texas oil family. The series was an immediate hit with audiences and AMC 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 graduate 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 significant masterpiece, "The Raft of The Medusa."

He is currently reprising the role of Sam opposite original cast members Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgaard, Colin Firth, Amanda 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 company, Irish DreamTime, alongside Voltage Pictures and Friendly Films. Brosnan co- starred in the thriller No Escape alongside Owen Wilson and Lake Bell and Survivor with Milla 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 installment.

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 with 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 Venice Film 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 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; 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 franchise in box-office blockbusters including 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 nearly half-billion dollars worldwide.

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 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); Shattered (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 first studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair, was a critical and box-office success and one of the best-loved romantic thrillers in years. Evelyn, directed by Bruce Beresford, opened to critical acclaim at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals and garnered rave reviews.

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 from 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 for HRH Prince Charles The Prince's Trust as well as an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland.

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. They are actively involved in many conservation organizations, particularly in support of marine mammal rights. They lobbied against legislation designed to weaken federal standards 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 on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Their unprecedented victory prevented the destruction of the last pristine breeding ground remaining on earth for the Pacific gray whale. Both the Environmental Media Association and Women in Film have jointly honored them with significant Humanitarian awards for this work. Brosnan serves as 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 to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides. The film recently won "Best Documentary Award" at the 2017 Hollywood Reel International Film Festival and won the "Spirit of Activism Award" at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and is an Official Selection at the Mendocino Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival among others.

Exhibiting another side of his artistic talent, Pierce Brosnan is an avid painter. The actor, who went to art school and trained as a commercial artist, has painted numerous landscapes as well as colorful portraits of friends and family. Brosnan cites Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Kandinsky as influences on his work. An exhibition of 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 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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