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16 MAY 2017
A CELEBRATION OF PIERCE BROSNAN (007)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2016-08-01
A celebration of Pierce Brosnan - the worldwide-known James Bond actor, environmental activist and Irish gentleman - on his birthday.

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to extend our personal wishes to Mr. Brosnan, a great humanitarian. (Pierce shares birthday with Danish actor Jesper Christensen, Mr White in three James Bond films.)

"Happy birthday Pierce, warm regards from Sweden with love. We loved you as James Bond! Keep up the great work, both on and off the camera."

A few colleagues from the industry have kindly left a comment about Pierce:

"Had the pleasure of working with him a couple of times, super nice guy, always enjoyable to be round and really appreciates the work that stunt people do."
Gary Powell (Stunt supremo who worked with Pierce on three consecutive Bonds doubling him in both GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough)

About Pierce Brosnan - Official biography as of January 16, 2010:
Pierce Brosnan was born in County Meath, Ireland and moved to London at age 11. At 20, he enrolled in drama school and while in London, 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 ABC television series of the same name.

Brosnan is recognized internationally as one of the most dashing and skilled dramatic actors in Hollywood today, the Golden Globe Award nominee stars in no less than four films during 2010.

First, Brosnan stars in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief based upon the best-selling novel by Richard Riordan. The film will open in theatres worldwide on February 12. Following, Brosnan stars with Ewan McGregor in Roman Polanski’s film The Ghost Writer which will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in mid-February and will open domestically on February 19. On March 12 audiences will see Brosnan co-star with Robert Pattinson in Remember Me and on March 26 he stars with Susan Sarandon in The Greatest which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.

Most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the smash hit film adaptation of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! (2008).

His film credits include 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), Mars Attacks (1996), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) alongside Barbra Streisand, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) with Robin Williams and Bruce Beresford's Mr. Johnson (1990).

But he is perhaps best known worldwide as James Bond. Brosnan reinvigorated the popularity of the Bond legacy in the box-office blockbusters GoldenEye (1995) (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 four Bond films, three other Brosnan films; The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Dante's Peak (1997) and The Lawnmower Man (1992), combined have earned hundreds of millions of dollars internationally, cementing him as one of the world’s most bankable stars.

In addition to his work in front of the camera, Brosnan has always had an interest in 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 seven films to date: The Nephew (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Evelyn (2002), Laws of Attraction (2004), The Matador (2005), Shattered (2007) and The Greatest (2010). 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. Laws of Attraction, a romantic comedy, starring Brosnan and Julianne Moore, as duelling divorce attorneys who fall in love. The Matador co-starring Greg Kinnear earned Brosnan critical success and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award, Shattered, starred Brosnan with Maria Bello and Gerard Butler and The Greatest with Susan Sarandon and Carey Mulligan.

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.

During 2011, two new movies starring Pierce Brosnan were released; Salvation Boulevard and I Don't Know How She Does It. The same year he also appeared in two episodes of the television series Bag of Bones. Brosnan's last film shown at cinemas in Sweden was Susanne Bier's Love Is All You Need.

Editor's note:
For other posts about Pierce Brosnan on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Birthdays for other James Bond film actors on From Sweden With Love:
>Barry Nelson (April 16)
>Bob Holness (November 12)
>Daniel Craig (March 2)
>George Lazenby (September 5)
>Roger Moore (October 14)
>Sean Connery (August 25)
>Timothy Dalton (March 21)

Photo above:
Pierce Brosnan at Grand Hotell in Stockholm 2008 to attend a press conference for Mamma Mia. © From Sweden with Love.

More about Pierce Brosnan's film career and environmental activities on his offical website:
www.piercebrosnan.com
#pierce_brosnan

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