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Pierce Brosnan is a Actor and Producer Irlandais born on 16 may 1953 at Drogheda (Irlande)

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan
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Birth name Pierce Brendan Brosnan
Nationality Irlande
Birth 16 may 1953 (66 years) at Drogheda (Irlande)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Pierce Brendan Brosnan (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87), which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural.
After Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol (1987) and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). In 1994, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films from 1995 to 2002 (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day). He lent his likeness for Bond in the video games James Bond 007: Nightfire and James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, providing his voice too for the latter. During this period, he also took the lead in other films such as the epic disaster adventure film Dante's Peak (1997) and the remake of the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). After leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in such films as the dark comedy The Matador (2005), which was nominated for a Golden Globe, the musical/romantic comedy Mamma Mia! (July 9, 2008), which won a National Movie Award, and the Roman Polanski-directed political thriller The Ghost Writer (2010).

In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism. He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and became an American citizen in 2004.

Biography

Brosnan married twice, was widowed once and has five children and three grandchildren as of 2015.

Brosnan met Australian actress Cassandra Harris through her stepson David Harris, one of Richard Harris' nephews, in 1977, shortly after he left drama school. On meeting her, he has described his feelings, saying, "What a beautiful looking woman. I never for an instant thought she was someone I'd spend 17 years of my life with. I didn't think of wooing her, or attempting to woo her; I just wanted to enjoy her beauty and who she was." They began dating, and eventually bought a house in Wimbledon. They married on 27 December 1980 and had one son together, Sean, who was born on 13 September 1983. They lived with her children, Charlotte (1971-2013) and Christopher, and after their father Dermot Harris died in 1986, he adopted them and they took the surname Brosnan.

Brosnan supplemented his income by working in West End productions and in a television film about Irish horse racing. After Harris appeared in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only in 1981, they secured a bank loan and moved to southern California where Brosnan secured a role in the TV series Remington Steele, easing their financial worries.

An episode of Remington Steele that was filmed in Ireland generated significant publicity. One outcome was that Brosnan met his father, who had left when Brosnan was an infant, in a brief get-together at his hotel. Brosnan said he expected to see a very tall man, but described his father as "a man of medium stature, pushed-back silver hair, flinty eyes and a twizzled jaw. He had a very strong Kerry accent." Brosnan was regretful that they met under such public circumstances. He said he would have preferred more private arrangements that would have given him the opportunity to speak privately with his father.

While filming The Deceivers in Rajasthan, India, in 1987, Brosnan's wife Harris became seriously ill. She was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died on 28 December 1991 at age 43. Brosnan struggled to cope with her cancer and death. "When your partner gets cancer, then life changes. Your timetable and reference for your normal routines and the way you view life, all this changes. Because you're dealing with death. You're dealing with the possibility of death and dying. And it was that way through the chemotherapy, through the first-look operation, the second look, the third look, the fourth look, the fifth look. Cassie was very positive about life. I mean, she had the most amazing energy and outlook on life. It was and is a terrible loss, and I see it reflected, from time to time, in my children." Harris had always wanted Brosnan to play the role of James Bond, and in 1995, four years after her death, Brosnan was given the role in GoldenEye.

In 1994, Brosnan met American journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Mexico. They were married in 2001 at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland. They have two sons together, Dylan Thomas Brosnan (born 13 January 1997) and Paris Beckett Brosnan (born 27 February 2001).

In July 2003, the Queen made Brosnan an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his "outstanding contribution to the British film industry". As an Irish citizen, he is ineligible to receive the full OBE honour, which is awarded only to a citizen of the Commonwealth realms, but he is still allowed the letters "OBE" after his name. In 2002, Brosnan was also awarded an honorary degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology and, a year later, the University College Cork.

On 23 September 2004, Brosnan became a citizen of the United States, but retained his Irish citizenship. Brosnan said that "my Irishness is in everything I do. It's the spirit of who I am, as a man, an actor, a father. It's where I come from." Brosnan was asked by a fan if it annoyed him when people get his nationality confused. He said: "It amuses me in some respects that they should confuse me with an Englishman when I'm dyed-in-the-wool, born and bred Irishman ... I don't necessarily fly under any flag. But no, it doesn't bother me."

Brosnan has expressed contempt for his education by the Christian Brothers. However, in 2013 he commented, "It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something and for me that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith... God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear. It is a constant, the language of prayer... I might not have got my sums right from the Christian Brothers or might not have got the greatest learning of literature from them but I certainly got a strapping amount of faith." Brosnan attends Mass, but adheres to other spiritual beliefs. In 2008 he said "I also love the teachings of Buddhist philosophy. It's my own private faith. I don't preach it, but it's a faith that is a comfort to me when the night is long."

Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith were involved in a riparian water rights legal case (1999–2010). The dispute centred on a parcel of land in Wainiha, Hawaii.

Brosnan's daughter Charlotte died on 28 June 2013 of ovarian cancer, the same illness that claimed her mother's life.


Environmental and charitable work

Pierce Brosnan has been an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland since 2001 and recorded a special announcement to mark the launch of UNICEF's "Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS" Campaign with Liam Neeson. Brosnan supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and is a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage.

Brosnan first became aware of nuclear disarmament at the age of nine when worldwide condemnation of the 1962 U.S. nuclear tests in Nevada headlined international news. During the 1990s, he participated in news conferences in Washington, D.C. to help Greenpeace draw attention to the issue. Brosnan boycotted the French GoldenEye premiere to support Greenpeace's protest against the French nuclear testing program. From 1997 to 2000, Brosnan and wife Smith worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to stop a proposed salt factory from being built at Laguna San Ignacio. The couple with Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford and Daryl Hannah successfully fought the Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility that was proposed off the coast of Malibu; the State Lands Commission eventually denied the lease to build the terminal. In May 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the facility. Brosnan is also listed as a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Board of Advisors. Brosnan was named 'Best-dressed Environmentalist' by the Sustainable Style Foundation in 2004.

Brosnan also raises money for charitable causes through sales of his paintings. He trained early on as an artist, but later shifted to theatre; during his first wife's terminal illness, he withdrew from acting to be with her and took up painting again for therapeutic reasons, producing colourful landscapes and family portraits. He has continued painting since then, using spare time on set and at home. Profits from sales of giclée prints of his works are given to a trust to benefit "environmental, children's and women's health charities." Since Harris' death, Brosnan has been an advocate for cancer awareness and, in 2006, he served as spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day, a breast cancer fundraiser which raises millions of dollars and raises more money in a single day than any other breast cancer fundraiser.

In May 2007, Brosnan and Smith donated $100,000 to help replace a playground on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where they own a house. On 7 July 2007, Brosnan presented a film at Live Earth in London. He also recorded a television advertisement for the cause. Brosnan lives with his family in Malibu, California and on the island of Kauai.

Best films

Mamma Mia! (2008)
(Actor)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
(Actor)
Die Another Day (2002)
(Actor)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
(Actor)
GoldenEye (1995)
(Actor)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Pierce Brosnan (69 films)

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Actor

The King's Daughter
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario-Davis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Roles King Louis XIV

King Louis XIV's (Brosnan) 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.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Julie Walters
Roles Sam Carmichael
Rating67% 3.3585253.3585253.3585253.3585253.358525
Sur l'île paradisiaque de Kalokairi, Sophie, qui a du mal à gérer sa grossesse, va trouver le réconfort auprès des amies de sa mère Donna, qui vont lui conseiller de prendre exemple sur le parcours de cette dernière.
The Only Living Boy in New York, 1h28
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons
Roles Ethan Webb
Rating62% 3.149333.149333.149333.149333.14933
Fraîchement diplômé, Thomas Webb est un étudiant issu d'une riche famille d'éditeurs new-yorkais et rêve de devenir écrivain. Un jour, il découvre que son père entretien une liaison avec une autre femme, qu'il trouve magnifique. Voulant protéger sa mère de nature fragile, il décide de ne rien lui dire. Obsédé par l'aventure extra-conjugale de son père avec cette femme, Johanna, dont la beauté l'éblouit, il décide de faire sa connaissance. Johanna et le jeune homme débutent alors à leur tour une liaison ensemble. Cette rencontre permet à Thomas de passer à l'âge adulte.
The Foreigner, 1h54
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Fearon, Dermot Crowley, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady
Roles Liam Hennessy
Rating69% 3.49793.49793.49793.49793.4979
À Londres, un modeste propriétaire de restaurant de Chinatown va tenter de retrouver les terroristes irlandais responsables de la mort de sa fille.
Urge
Urge (2016)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Alexis Knapp, Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Pierce Brosnan, Danny Masterson, Bar Paly
Roles The Man
Rating46% 2.348732.348732.348732.348732.34873
Une escapade d'un week-end prend un étrange tournant quand un mystérieux propriétaire de boîte de nuit (Pierce Brosnan) propose à un groupe d'amis une nouvelle drogue. Libérés de leurs inhibitions, ils commencent à réaliser leurs fantasmes les plus extravagants, mais ce qui commence comme une fête devient vite un jeu mortel, et alors que la nuit s'avance l'île paradisiaque se transforme en une véritable "maison de fous" tropicale.
I.T.
I.T. (2016)
, 1h35
Directed by John Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Michael Nyqvist, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Roles Mike Regan
Rating53% 2.699332.699332.699332.699332.69933
Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) est un homme qui a tout : une belle épouse, une belle fille. Mais il se retrouve dans un jeu du chat et la souris mortel quand Ed Porter (James Frecheville) commence à guetter sa fille. Ce dernier utilise la technologie pour menacer sa famille, son entreprise et sa vie.
No Escape
No Escape (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins, Spencer Garrett, Jim Lau
Roles Hammond
Rating67% 3.399923.399923.399923.399923.39992
In an unnamed Southeast Asian country, a group of armed rebels stage a coup and assassinate the prime minister after a meeting with a foreign diplomat.
Some Kind of Beautiful, 1h40
Directed by Tom Vaughan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Salma Hayek, Pierce Brosnan, Benjamin McKenzie, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell, Fred Melamed
Roles Richard Haig
Rating57% 2.8504252.8504252.8504252.8504252.850425
By day, Richard Haig (Pirece Brosnan) is a successful and well-respected English professor in the UK. By night, Richard indulges his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. So when Kate (Jessica Alba), Richard’s stunning, athletic, 25-year-old American girlfriend tells him that she is pregnant, Richard is shocked. Putting his wandering eye beind him, he marries her and agrees to move to Los Angeles to start their family. It doesn't take long for Richard to realize that his past is hard to escape, as is the toll his strained relationship with his dysfunctional father has had on him.
Survivor
Survivor (2015)
, 1h36
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Milla Jovovich, James D'Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett
Roles Nash
Rating55% 2.799222.799222.799222.799222.79922
Kate Abbott is an employee for the American Embassy in London, who began working in the government after most of her friends were killed in 9/11. While she is implementing new, more stringent visa applications for potential terrorist suspects, most of her team are killed while attending a restaurant for the birthday of their superior, Bill Talbot, with Kate only surviving because she left the restaurant to get a last-minute present for Bill. An investigation into the attack reveals that the bomb has traces of chromium, leading one of Kate's fellow employees, Sam Parker, to deduce that the perpetrator was the Watchmaker, one of the world's most wanted killers, known for his precision work, who detonated a bomb with similar traces in Paris some time earlier. Kate's subsequent attempts to find out the cause of the explosion reveal that Bill was being blackmailed to let certain visa applicants through after terrorists abducted his son, and the man behind the attack was indeed the Watchmaker. Her efforts uncover a plan to detonate another bomb at Times Square in New York City during the New Year's Eve celebrations. As she carries out her own investigation, she is attacked by Bill and later classified as a suspect for the attacks, forcing her to sneak back into the embassy to create false passports for herself to follow the Watchmaker to New York, with support from Sam Parker, her superior at the embassy and one of two who believes in her innocence. In a final confrontation in Times Square, she manages to kill the Watchmaker by throwing him off a roof before he can trigger the bomb, allowing her to clear her name.
A Long Way Down, 1h36
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Sam Neill
Roles Martin Sharp
Rating63% 3.1981653.1981653.1981653.1981653.198165
Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan) is contemplating suicide on New Year's Eve on the roof of the Toppers Building, high above London's streets. He is interrupted by a woman, Maureen (Toni Collette), who has the same fate in mind. She shyly offers to wait her turn, until two other strangers, a young woman named Jess (Imogen Poots) and a pizza deliverer called J.J. (Aaron Paul), also turn up.
The November Man, 1h48
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Luke Bracey, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor-Cotter
Roles Peter H. Devereaux
Rating62% 3.148583.148583.148583.148583.14858
Veteran CIA officer Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) supervises a young operative David Mason (Luke Bracey), and chides him for becoming intimate with a local woman. Relationships can be used against an agent, he says laying out a scenario forcing an agent to choose between the job and someone they love. Subsequently, in a mission to protect a US Ambassador in Montenegro. Devereaux, wearing Kevlar, impersonates the ambassador in a public square, drawing the fire of an assassin. Mason disobeys Devereaux's orders not to fire as the crowd is too close, and in shooting the assassin, Mason accidentally kills a child.
The World's End, 1h49
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about alcoholism, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan
Roles Guy Shepherd
Rating69% 3.498043.498043.498043.498043.49804
Gary King (Simon Pegg), a middle-aged alcoholic, tracks down his estranged schoolfriends and persuades them to complete "the Golden Mile", a pub crawl encompassing the 12 pubs of their hometown of Newton Haven. The group attempted the crawl as teenagers, but failed to reach the final pub, The World's End.
The Love Punch, 1h34
Directed by Joel Hopkins
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Escroquerie, Films about marriage
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Louise Bourgoin, Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, Laurent Lafitte
Roles Richard
Rating57% 2.8523452.8523452.8523452.8523452.852345
Richard (Pierce Brosnan) and Kate Jones (Emma Thompson) are divorcees with two children Sophie and Matt. When Richard's company is sold to a corrupt French businessman, Vincent (Laurent Lafitte), they go to Paris and confront Vincent, where Vincent does not deny all the things he did illegally. Richard and Kate plot their plan on how to get their money back. They find out that Vincent is getting married to her beautiful girlfriend, Manon (Louise Bourgoin). They plan to steal the diamond Vincent gave to Manon, which is worth $10 million. This is just as much as the money Vincent Stole from them. At the end they get back together.
Love Is All You Need, 1h56
Directed by Susanne Bier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about cancer, LGBT-related films, Films about marriage, LGBT-related film
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Bodil Jørgensen, Ciro Petrone
Roles Philip
Rating64% 3.246223.246223.246223.246223.24622
Hairdresser Ida, who has recently ended a successful breast cancer treatment, returns home to find her husband Leif cheating on her. At the same time, her daughter is getting married in an Italian villa with a lemon orchard in a few days, and on the way there she runs into Philip, the groom's father. At the wedding, which is eventually called off when the putative bride and groom find that they are not, after all, right for one another, Ida and Philip develop an attraction. On their return to Denmark, Philip decides to reduce his workload and move permanently to Italy. He finds Ida at the hairdressing salon where she works, only to be rebuffed as she has returned to Leif. But Ida then has second thoughts and goes to Italy to be with Philip.