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12 DECEMBER 2017
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)

On this day in Bond history, 20 years ago, the film Tomorrow Never Dies premiered at cinemas. GoldenEye was first released in England on 12th December 1997, then in Sweden and USA on 19th December.

British multimedia mogul Elliot Carver plans to achieve global domination by influencing the minds of people over the entire globe through his media empire, which after his plan to start a war between Britain and China, will enable him to have more people under his influence than anyone else has achieved in the history of the planet.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 18 Jan 1997: Vic Armstrong directed filming in the French Pyrenees for the films pre-credits sequence
• 26 Jan 1997: It was announced that 007 would drive a BMW (the 750iL model)
• 12 Feb 1997: Jonathan Pryce began make-up and lighting tests for his role as Elliot Carver
• 15 Mar 1997: Early shooting took place ahead of principal photography. In the cast was Gerard Butler.
• 2 Apr 1997: Jonathan Pryce shot his first scenes as Elliot Carver
• 3 May 1997: Shooting took place on the scene in which Bond meets Wai Lin for the first time
• 7 May 1997: The TND crew were shooting scenes with the remote control BMW 7 Series
• 14 May 1997: Shooting began on the motorcycle chase
• 21 May 1997: Roger Spottiswoode directed Bond and Wai Lin’s shower scene
• 6 Jun 1997: Jonathan Pryce delivered Elliot Carver’s speech at the CMGN party
• 10 Jun 1997: Teri Hatcher completed filming on her role as Paris Carver
• 16 Jun 1997: Roger Spottiswoode shot Wai Lin's fight in the bike shop
• 24 Jun 1997: Roger Spottiswoode directed the scene in which Bond discovers Carver's master plan
• 3 Jul 1997: Shooting took place on the scene where the helicopter chases Bond through the market
• 30 Jul 1997: Roger Spottiswoode shot the scene in which Wai Lin is captured by Elliot Carver’s men
• 8 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode directed Bond and Elliot Carver’s final stand-off
• 15 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode filmed Bond obliterating Carver’s men with rockets
• 21 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode filmed Bond killing Carver with his own sea drill
• 27 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode filmed the final shot of Bond and Wai Lin sharing a kiss
• 4 Sep 1997: The last shot was completed. The last scene was Bond and Wai Lin in bed
• 12 Dec 1997: The film opened in UK cinemas

A selection of filming locations for Tomorrow Never Dies:
• Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios (interiors: Elliot Carver's stealth boat) (HMS Devonshire - underwater wreck)
• Atlantic Hotel, St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany (Exterior of Hotel that James Bond stays at in Hamburg)
• Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (Arms bazaar opening sequence)
• Brasenose College, Brasenose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (exterior of language tutor's room)
• Brent Cross Shopping Centre (parking level 4), Hendon, London, England (Hamburg Hotel Car Park car chase)
• Eon Studios, Frogmore, Hertfordshire, England (Former Radlett Aerodrome Site)
• Financial Times Building, East India Dock, London, England (Hamburg printing facility)
• Fox Baja Studios (water tank), Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico (Stealth Ship; Sea Landing; Exteriors of the UK Fleet)
• Fuhlsbüttel Airport (Terminal 1), Hamburg, Germany (Bond meets Q aka Quentin Quigley at Avis rent-a-car)
• Harmsworth Quays Printers Ltd, Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, London, England (Hamburg Printing Facility)
• High Altitude Airstrip, Peyresourde, Pyrenees Mountains, Hautes-Pyrénées, France (Arms bazaar opening sequence)
• HMS Dryad, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (interiors UK Navy Vessels) (Type 23 Frigates)
• IBM Building, New Square, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, Middlesex, England (Cocktail Party)
• London Wall, London, England (M gives Bond his mission in Daimler car)
• Mahogany Wharf, Bangkok, Thailand (Motorcycle Chase Sequence)
• Mansion House, Cheapside, London, England (M gives Bond his mission in Daimler car)
• Museum of London, London Wall, London, England (M gives Bond his mission in Daimler car)
• Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg, Germany (James Bond exits the Hamburg printing facility - jump of car over street)
• Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (HMS Westminster)
• New College, Holywell Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (exterior of language tutor's room)
• Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (language tutor scene)
• Phang Nga Bay, Thailand (Ha Long Bay, Vietnam)
• Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)
• RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, England (US Airbase, Okinawa, South China Sea - James Bond meets Jack Wade)
• Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico (naval scenes)
• Royal Orchid Bridge, Bangkok, Thailand (motorbike chase)
• Somerset House, Strand, London, England (Exterior MI6 HQ/Ministry of Defence)
• Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England (Interior of Hotel that Bond stays at in Hamburg)
• Stowe Landscape Gardens, Stowe School, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England (funeral scene)
• Tannery Row, Mahogany Wharf, Bangkok, Thailand (Motorcycle Chase Sequence)
• Westferry Printers - 235 Westferry Road, Millwall, London, England (Hamburg Printing Facility)
• Westin Banyan Tree Hotel, 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand (Bond and Wai Lin abseil down side of skyscraper)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aero L-39 Albatros Z0
• Aston Martin DB5
• Black Rubber Dinghy
• BMW 750iL
• BMW Cruiser R 1200C
• Chinese junk
• Daimler Limousine
• Eurocopter AS355 F2 Twinstar
• Fairchild C-123 Provider
• Ford Sierra
• Mercedes-Benz
• Opel Senator 3.0i
• Range Rover
• Sikorsky S-65
• Stealth Boat

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on Tomorrow Never Dies, below is a list with some of them:

>Al Matthews (actor)
>Andrew Noakes (supervising production accountant)
>Anthony Waye (line producer)
>Barbara Broccoli (producer)
>Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
>Colin Salmon (actor)
>Daniel Kleinman (main titles)
>David Arnold (soundtrack)
>Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Don Black (lyricist to the song 'Surrender')
>Gary Powell (stuntman)
>Götz Otto (actor)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman)
>John Richardson (miniatures)
>Judi Dench (actress)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
>Liza Ross (actress)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer)
>Michelle Yeoh (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the 'The James Bond theme')
>Nick Gillard (stuntman)
>Pauline Hume (end titles)
>Pierce Brosnan (James Bond)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roger Spottiswoode (director)
>Samantha Bond (actress)
>Teri Hatcher (actress)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Trevor Steedman (stuntman)
>Vic Armstrong (2nd unit director)
>Wendy Leech (stunt double for Michelle Yeoh)

United Artists - an MGM company - and Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions present Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies:



Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Tomorrow Never Dies (1995) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Tomorrow Never Dies on MGM's official website.

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23 AUGUST 2017
PIERCE BROSNAN COMMENCE FILMING ON MAMMA MIA SEQUEL

FSWL can now officially confirm that four-time James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan also appears in the sequel to one of 2008's most successful films at the cinemas, Mamma Mia, although his role as Sam is much smaller in the new movie, scheduled for release on July 20, 2018. And from what FSWL has understood, Pierce filming time is only a few weeks.

Dominic Cooper, who portrayed Ian Fleming in the 2014 television mini-series Fleming: The ManWho Would Be Bond, also returns in his rolse as Sky.

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again Clapperboard

Universal Pictures begins principal photography on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


Get Ready to Sing and Dance, Laugh and Love All Over Again on July 20, 2018

Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis och Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner
Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.

Pierce Brosnan Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Go Green). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (Fallen), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

“I’m so thrilled to have our brilliant original cast back and to welcome the new cast to the Mamma Mia! family,” said Judy Craymer. “It was so much fun casting these young roles, and there is great excitement amongst the whole cast as we explore the characters past and present and continue this heartwarming story where it left off…told once again through much-loved ABBA songs.”

The talented creative team includes musical director Martin Koch and music programmer Nick Gilpin, both collaborators of the original stage show, as well as Anthony Van Laast, choreographer of the stage show and Mamma Mia! The Movie.

New to the Mamma Mia! family are cinematographer Robert Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bridesmaids), production designer Alan Macdonald (The Queen, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), editor Peter Lambert (Woman in Gold, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and costume designer Michele Clapton (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s The Crown).

For more info about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, visit the film's IMDB page.

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16 MAY 2017
A CELEBRATION OF PIERCE BROSNAN (007)

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.

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

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A Female Authority - The Golden Girls of GoldenEye

Exclusive article by our good man in Argentina, Nicolás Suszczyk, the man behind The GoldenEye Dossier, a website entirely dedicated to the 17th James Bond film GoldenEye (1995), starring Pierce Brosnan in his first adventure as Ian Fleming’s James Bond. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the film.

A single scene in GoldenEye reflect how much times have changed: Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond) tells James Bond she’s hanging out with a gentleman and that his attitudes towards her can be considered as “sexual harassment”.

In following scenes his new superior lady will call him “a sexist, misogynist dinosaur” and another girl will shout at him: “Don’t stand there, get us out of here!” as a bomb is about to detonate on the train carriage.

The first Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan redefined the relationship of 007 and his many female counterparts. He wouldn’t stop his womanizing antics and throughout the 130 minutes the film lasts, Bond makes close contact with three girls, but this time they wouldn’t be there just to please him or seek his mighty protection.

Pierce Brosnan GoldenEye
Nine years after the fateful mission that killed his friend, agent 006 (Sean Bean), in the USSR, the secret agent is driving his Aston Martin DB5 through the Corniche in Monaco. Next to him, there’s a young lady: Caroline (Serena Gordon), a therapist sent by MI6 to evaluate him. Soon, another young lady appears: Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), driving a red Ferrari 355.

“The next girl”, he tells a worried Caroline as he speeds up and starts chasing her. As Bond takes the risky situation with amusement, Xenia will push him to the limit and a now angry Caroline will yell him to “stop the car at once”. It will take a chilled bottle of Bollinger ’88 to comfort her and, shortly later, seduce her: “I have no problem with a female authority”, he says as he kisses Caroline.

Female. Authority. Two words that couldn’t fit together in the times of Sean Connery or Roger Moore, when 007 even slapped ladies or it took just a wink to make her fall for him. Not even Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach), the heroic KGB counterpart of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), can accomplish her promise of shooting Bond, the author of her late boyfriend’s death, and falls for his charms.

While Timothy Dalton’s 007 had strong Bond girls capable of pulling guns and riding horses into action, he was still able to overpower them, and their immunity didn’t last long. Still, both The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) offered a more realistic approach of Bond and his girls, diminishing the hero’s macho attitudes towards them.

The Bond girls of GoldenEye have personality.

Swedish actress Izabella Scorupco plays Natalya Simonova, a level two satellite programmer. Witness and survivor to the attack perpetuated by General Ourumov (Gottfried John) over the Severnaya Control Centre, her life is in great danger. She has, for the first time for a woman in the series, a sole major action scene as she avoids the explosions caused by the EMP blast Ourumov fired.

Izabella Scorupco GoldenEye
Bond has his first encounter with Natalya shortly after they both survive a deathtrap set by the treacherous Janus, who nine years before was Alec Trevelyan, agent 006, “killed” in action. Right from the beginning, she doesn’t trust him. “I’m on your side, I’m here to help you”, comforts Bond in vain. Eventually, they both join forces to thwart Trevelyan’s plan.

Before Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in Casino Royale (2006) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in the upcoming SPECTRE (2015), Natalya Simonova was the first girl to question Bond’s lifestyle and proceedings.

“It was your friend, Trevelyan? And now he’s your enemy and you’ll have to kill him. Is that simple?” she complains as the sun sets on the Cuban beach they’re both relaxing. “You think I’m impressed? With your guns, your killing, your death… for what? So you can be a hero?!”

Bond had girls who hated him, girls who loved him, and girls who loved and hated him at the same time, but never before someone who delves deep into his persona to evaluate the nature of his job. The closest one was Maud Adams playing the title role in Octopussy (1983) calling him an “underpaid assassin”, yet that scene lacks the emotional deep of this scene in GoldenEye. An emotional depth enhanced by Eric Serra’s music and Phil Méheux cinematography.

Scribes Michael France, Jeffrey Caine and Bruce Feirstein built in Natalya an innocent yet modern, strong and smart female counterpart for a new Bond era. In this scene, a fragment of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel from 1959, Goldfinger, where 007 reflects on having to kill people in the line of duty, makes a discreet way to the big screen in Natalya’s words: “That’s what keeps you alone”.

In the midst of the popularity of modern technologies, Natalya’s programming knowledge is vital to bring down the GoldenEye satellite aimed on London to take Britain “back to the Stone Age” and fulfil Janus’ revenge plan, making her more than just a helpless victim or a reliable heroine.

Xenia Onatopp, the former Soviet fight pilot played by Famke Janssen, now works for Janus and uses her body as a deathly weapon: she kills men during love making by crushing them with her tights, hence her surname, given by screenwriter Bruce Feirstein. This gave GoldenEye the distinction of having the first explicit lovemaking scene in 33 years of Bond films, setting once again the tone with the new times.

Famke Janssen GoldenEye
Unlike Natalya, Xenia isn’t a complex character, but she adds the necessary mix of beauty and evil that vixens like Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi) or May Day (Grace Jones) had before her. She is still one step ahead of them by the orgasmic sounds she makes as she machine-guns down the Severnaya technicians or terminates their victims in her unique way: something modified as writers Caine and Feirstein were brought to the project, since in France’s 1994 draft she simply assassinated people by causing them a stroke on a pressure point above their heart.

For the first time in the series, Bond’s superior M was played by a woman: Dame Judi Dench. The decision to turn Admiral Messervy into an accountant taking the lead of the British Secret Service was taken by Martin Campbell, considering perhaps that during that decade Stella Rimmington was the head of the real MI5.

“You don’t like me Bond, you don’t like my methods,” she coldly tells her spy, whom she baptized “a relic of Cold War”. The script itself jokes, intentionally, with this weird change of having Bond under the orders of a lady as a funny gag takes place shortly before the briefing scene, when Tanner (Michael Kitchen) calls her “the Evil Queen of Numbers” without noticing her presence.

A female M was a hazardous move since the production was aware they needed the right actress for the role, or it could look goofy. The effective casting of Dench in the role would provide an evolution of the Bond-M relationship as the actress returned for the following six 007 films, getting more screen time and making her character a crucial part in the plot of her swan-song film Skyfall (2012), starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

By Nicolás Suszczyk © 2015 From Sweden with Love

All photos © Joel Villy. All rights reserved.

Editor's note:
Sincere thanks to Nicolás for his contribution to the From Sweden with Love website.

For other posts featuring Izabella Scorupco on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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17 OCTOBER-30 NOVEMBER 2015
ALL SIX JAMES BONDS AT MADAME TUSSAUDS

Madame Tussauds London is bringing together wax figures of all six James Bonds for the first time this October.

To coincide with the release of SPECTRE, wax works of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan will appear alongside the existing wax work of Daniel Craig for a limited time before embarking on a tour of Madame Tussauds worldwide.

The unique experience, created in close collaboration with EON Productions, will give fans an opportunity to stand side by side with all six Bonds - in the same place, at the same time.

Each of the wax works will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Sean Connery played 007 in six EON films starting with Dr. No (1962) and is portrayed as he appeared in the 1963 film From Russia with Love.

George Lazenby played James Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty's Secret Service and will be featured in a classic pose from the film.

Roger Moore played Bond seven times beginning with 1973’s Live and Let Die and will be portrayed as he appeared in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Timothy Dalton will be featured as he appeared in the late 1980s in his two Bond appearances, The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).

Pierce Brosnan was 007 four times appearing first in 1995’s GoldenEye (1995); he will be featured as he appeared in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies.

Daniel Craig’s figure portrays him as featured in his third Bond film, 2012’s Skyfall (2012).

The Madame Tussauds team already had access to measurements of Craig, Connery, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan from previous figures but needed George Lazenby's to complete the picture. The star of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was happy to oblige and gave the artists a sitting in Los Angeles in February.

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Wax dolls of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. © 2015 Madame Tussauds. Alla rights reserved.

For more information and photos of the James Bonds at Madame Tussauds, go to:

www.madametussauds.com/london

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4 SEPTEMBER 2015
PIERCE BROSNAN IN NO ESCAPE NOW AT CINEMAS

No Escape starring former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan premieres at cinemas in Sweden where it's distributed by Noble Entertainment.

No Escape is an intense international thriller that centers on an American businessman as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city.

Owen Wilson and Lake Bell portrays the wedded couple while Pierce Brosnan plays a British agent who makes a heroic effort to save the family.

Film details:
World premiere: 26th August 2015
Swedish premiere: 4th September 2015
Classification: PG-15
Running time: 1 hour 43 minutes
Actors: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Spencer Garrett, Byron Gibson
Director: John Erick Dowdle

Official trailer for No Escape (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan:


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

Photo above:
The Swedish film poster for No Escape starring Pierce Brosnan. © 2015 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.

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GoldenEye: A breakdown of all action in the 1995 Bond film

The new Bond for the 1990's had a new face and new enemies. Pierce Brosnan finally secured the role he’d longed for with stunt coordinator Simon Crane taking the action to new heights and used all of his experience as Timothy Dalton's double to create magical action sequences for GoldenEye (1995) (1995) which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.

THE BUNGEE JUMP
The Verzasca Dam in Switzerland was the sight for a truly awesome opening stunt. The Oxford Stunt Factory was approached about creating a huge bungee cord for a world record breaking leap of faith. Stuntman Wayne Michaels performed the leap of 750ft and was a little concerned by the crane operator who made the sign of the cross just before Wayne was given action.
The jump is beautifully executed. Wayne’s balance and poise throughout is exceptional. He must assume a swan dive position until the bungee cord takes the strain. Once this part of the jump has been completed he must reach inside his jacket and pull out a piton gun. Take the gun in both hands and hold them outstretched before he disappears out of shot behind a rock. The action then cuts to a shot of the gun being fired and the bolt landing into the rock face. It has rightly been described as one of the finest bungee jumps ever captured on film. Rightly so.

THE TOILET
A man is seen walking into a bathroom and into a toilet cubicle. He pulls out a newspaper, sits down and gets on with his required call of nature. Whilst reading the paper he is aware of someone else in the room, which is odd based on the size of the stall he is in. He lowers one corner of the paper and finds Bond upside down hanging from the ceiling. “Beg your pardon, forgot to knock”, says Bond and he punches the man in the face causing him to fall from his throne without even a courtesy flush! The man in the stall is stuntman Jim Dowdall who was one of Roger Moore’s doubles for the train sequence in Octopussy. When I spoke to Jim about his time working with Bond he explained that after all the exciting adventures he’s been involved in being knocked out by James Bond whilst sitting on the toilet is the one he is often remembered for.

007 & 006
Bond is finally revealed as Pierce Brosnan and he meets a man who holds a gun to his head and speaks to him in Russian. Turns out its Sheffield’s very own Sean Bean who takes the role of Alec Trevelyan who is 006. Ready to save the world again they go about setting explosive charges to destroy the weapons facility. The Russian soldiers burst in open fire. Bond and Alec return fire and many soldiers are killed. Stuntman Paul Heasman is shot and killed on two separate occasions. Firstly falling from an upper gantry and the second occasion he falls down the stairs. Alec is caught and killed and Bond must escape using the only method he has left. Force. He fires his machine gun whilst lying down on a conveyor belt and hits the locks on the racking that hold many barrels. They come flying out from their housing and hit the soldiers below. Gary Powell can be seen receiving a very nasty blow on the head.
Wayne Michaels takes over for Pierce as he gets away from the main building. The soldiers come out and General Ouromov orders them to open fire. Bond fires back and kills another handful including an already dead Paul Heasman.

MOTORBIKES, PLANES & FREEFALL
Bond sees a plane taxying down the runway preparing to take off. He jumps on board, but is attacked by stuntman Paul Herbert. They fight and fall from the plane. He is being pursued by two soldiers on motorbikes. One falls off and Bond takes his bike and gets after the plane. The other hits Paul Herbert and falls from his bike.
The plane is about to flying off the edge of the runway, but how is Bond going to catch it? Well with a little French/American ingenuity. Stunt arranger B.J. Worth employed the services of Jacques 'Zoo' Malnuit to ride the motorcycle off the runway after the plane. The plane dives off the cliff and Jacques fly’s after it. Incredible to see this on film for real. Then BJ Worth takes over by freefalling next to the plane. Only for a few seconds though, but many have claimed that this was special effects and not done for real. Well there is video evidence of the shooting of the sequence and its there for all to see.
Bond finally gets into the plane, takes control of it and manages to pull it out of a nose dive just before Tina Turner turns up to see reflections on the water. Bond is most definitely back.

GoldenEye film stunt
GoldenEye film stunt
LADIES FIRST
Nine years have passed and Bond is being evaluated by Serena Gordon during a high speed chase along the windy mountain roads of Monte Carlo. Bond driving the Aston Martin DB5 is having a cat and mouse chase with Xenia Onatopp who is driving a Ferrari. The great Rémy Julienne takes charge of this car chase with sons Dominique [Bond] and Michel [Xenia] behind the wheels. Timing is very important and on occasion even the pros can slip up. We all saw the footage of the Ferrari sliding and crashing into the Aston during filming, but remember a huge amount of pressure is on the shoulders of the stunt team. They must top and improve the action on the previous outing and who better than the Julienne boys. The most memorable scene from the chase is where the two speeding vehicles arrive upon a hill climb in a bicycle race. Now for many years the film’s director Martin Campbell has been credited with being the lead cyclist who falls first causing the rest to go down like a set of dominoes. Well I hate to shatter the illusion, but this cyclist is played by French stuntman Patrick Cauderlier. The whole team deliver a very tidy, fun sequence that sets up the casino sequence beautifully.

GoldenEye film stunt
GoldenEye film stunt
STEALING A TIGER
Bond discovers a plot to steal the brand new Tiger Helicopter that can do almost everything from a warship moored in Mote Carlo’s harbour. He discovers this info after getting aboard the Manticore, a very plush cruiser that is the home for the above mentioned Ms Onatopp. Aptly named as she gets ‘onatopp’ of a passing Admiral and kills him mid flagrante. What a way to go. At least he died happy. So Bond sneaks aboard and is firstly confronted by a deck hand played by stuntman Jamie Edgell. A really great fight which probably inspired a similar fight years later involving another JB…Jason Bourne. He fought an opponent with a magazine, Bond used a towel. Short slaps, the towel wrapped around Jamie’s head he is thrown down the flight of stairs. Bond then mops his brow with said towel. Pierce isn’t doubled in this fight and he really has a proper punch. A fine job where if the actor hadn’t taken full instruction from Simon Crane he could quite easily have got himself injured. Have you ever been hit with a rolled up towel? It’s like being slapped with a bendy tree trunk!
Pierce is doubled by Simon Crane for the exit from the Manticore. He jumps down into a speed boat and powers across the harbour to try and prevent the theft. In the meantime the helicopter pilots are about to board the chopper for a demonstration flight. One is Wayne Michaels and the other is Simon Crane. Well they have to earn those Equity cards you know.
He charges up the gangplank, pushes a guard out of the way and is just about to get to the helicopter when he is bounced off the wall by Gary Powell!

SEVERNYA
The Tiger helicopter lands at Severnya, the installation where the GoldenEye is held. Ouramov and Onatopp arrive and massacre all those inside, with the exception of one computer programmer. Natalya flees to the kitchen, hides and manages to evade death, but the GoldenEye has been programmed to destroy the Severnya facility. Out in space the satellite sends the electro-magnetic pulse causing the whole place to explode and fall apart. Natalya is in the middle of this and is doubled by stuntwoman Tracey Eddon who performs brilliantly by throwing herself all over the set trying to avoid the explosions. Once again she steps into Natalya’s shoes when the remains of the dish crash through the roof. Brilliant stuff.

Q’s WORKSHOP
The highlight for many a fan is watching the scene between Q and Bond. Here we see stunt artists working in the workshop, the first time since Goldfinger. While Q is explaining how the special issue belt and tea-tray work a member of staff, stuntman Sean McCabe, is seen getting into a phone box. Yes back in 1995 phone boxes were still a very important part of the British countryside. Unlike today, where unless you have one in your front garden or have to use one when caught short, the cell phone has taken over as the number one form of communication. Anyway Sean steps inside and picks up the phone only to be ‘cut off’ mid conversation by an enormous air-bag going off inside the box pinning him to the window.
Then as Bond picks up a rather suspicious looking ham salad baguette another member of staff sits down in a comfy looking chair and puts a telephone to her ear. Within a split second the chair is fired across the room and along with the occupant is propelled out of shot. Stuntwoman Tracey Eddon was injured during this scene and sustained whiplash and bruising to her arms and legs. Once the shot was completed Pierce Brosnan rushed over to see if Tracey was okay. He was as concerned as everyone else. She walked from the set and was checked over at a local hospital. Pierce sent her flowers and made her day.

GoldenEye Q workshop
GoldenEye Q workshop
NO MORE FOREPLAY
Bond arrives in St Petersburg and after listening to the dulcet tones of Minnie Driver and Valentin Zukovsky he checks into his hotel and enjoys a dip in the pool. Decides to get out and walks along the side of the pool where he finds Xenia. He spins her around and throws her into the sauna. Now before we go on I need to tell you about British stunt performer Eunice Huthart. She arrived on the stunt register in 1997, but back in 1994 had won the ITV Television series Gladiators. It was as a result of this that the Bond production people called her and asked if she’d like to be involved in GoldenEye. Eunice is a wonderfully charming girl from Liverpool and it isn’t every day that the Bond production office calls you at home and asks if you’d like to double Famke Janssen. So she assumed somebody was playing around and continually hung up every time they called.
This went on for about a week until finally her husband answered the phone and suggested that she should speak to them as the call seemed very genuine. They had seen her success on the Television show and thought she would be ideal for the upcoming sauna sequence.
So Eunice doubles Xenia and Wayne Michaels doubles Bond in this fight in the hotel sauna. What is significant about the fight is the way the doubles were used in close up. Often the editor will cut away at the last minute to the stunt double, but as Bond walks into the sauna Wayne Michaels can be clearly seen. Then Eunice charges at him, leaps and kicks him to the floor. They struggle and this is where Pierce and Famke return. Finally after Bond has his lip bitten by the dressing gown clad Georgian he swings her over his head and onto the floor, Eunice again doing the tricky part. Bond reminds Xenia that he has had enough foreplay and she should take him to Janus.

GUNFIRE IN THE LIBRARY
Bond and Natalya are captured and brought by Ouramov to be interrogated, which according to Bond is a lost art. The guard standing in the room is stuntman Graeme Crowther who is then shot by Ouramov. Gary Powell then bursts in and is set upon by Bond. Bond and Natalya escape the room and head off down the corridors shooting as they go. One of these casualties is stuntman Lyndon Hellewell who is shot in a doorway and the force of the blast sends him through an adjacent office window. Another stuntman caught up in the fire fight is Andreas Petrides. Paul Heasman returns from the dead to appear again on the staircase during the gun battle and Marc Cass and Nick Powell are on the receiving end of Bonds gun fire in the library. Natalya falls through the floor of the upper walkway and is caught by….yes you guessed it, Paul Heasman. Bond must escape and uses one of Q’s gadgets to assist him. The belt with the repelling cord is fired into the roof space and Bond or Wayne Michaels swings from one side of the library to the other where he kicks a guard in the face on the way that is played by….yes, Paul Heasman. Paul really is a match for Bond on his own! Then the previously dead Graeme Crowther opens fire on Bond as he leaves the shot via the window. We cut away outside to see Bond crash through the window and fall 20 or so feet onto the roof of an armoured personnel carrier. He is doubled here by Simon Crane and the landing is made easier by having a huge crash pad placed under the roof covering of the vehicle.

THE TANK CHASE
Bond gets hold of a T54 Tank and sets off after Natalya who is in the back of Ouramov’s car hurtling through the streets of St. Petersburg. The tank is driven by Gary Powell and in order for it to get up to speed to crash through the wall Gary took a half mile run up and was travelling at 40mph. Timing is everything. Jim Dowdall coordinated the action during the sequence. His military background playing a crucial part. In St. Petersburg the tracks of the tank were replaced with rubber ones to prevent the pavements from crumbling under the weight. Gary Powell was the best man for the job as he can power-slide anything, a tank is easy when you’ve mastered the lever controls and the forward backwards motion of the gear ratios, but Gary did just that and this huge killing machine glided across the ground with style and grace before crashing through the side of a building that is!
The stunt at the end of this chase through the side of a building is incredible. The car comes out at the river’s edge and turns left. The tank does the same leaving behind water pipes and drainage pipes on the pavement. Two jeeps carrying soldiers come out from the hole created by the tank and crash into the wall by the river causing the occupants to be thrown into the water. This jeep has three stuntmen aboardJulian Spencer, Gary Powell and Ray de Haan. Another jeep comes racing out, doesn’t see the first jeep and crashes into it causing the stuntmen inside to be flipped over and out of the vehicle into the water. Stuntmen Stuart Clark, Andreas Petrides and Paul Heasman perform this awesome crash. Just brilliant. Many of the car crashes in this sequence are mechanical. By that I mean that they are crashed without stuntmen driving them. Do please the censor and make the violence acceptable to all the production crew opted for the ‘keystone cops’ approach to action. Horrific car crash, explosions and carnage followed by both occupants of the car emerging unscathed and able to walk away fit to die another day…so to speak.
Many of the soldiers seen emerging from the mangled wreckage are stuntmen. Paul Heasman for instance shows once again how versatile he is by donning a new overall and hat and climbing from a vehicle or two. My favourite stunt on the whole picture is just about to happen. Ouramov’s car races across the bridge and is knocking people over along the way. One poor pedestrian is hit by the car, rolls up the bonnet, up into the air and over the bridge into the water. Its breath-taking and only on screen for a split second. The stuntman is Julian Spencer. Peter Pedrero jumps off the bridge just in front of him.

GoldenEye film stunt
GoldenEye film stunt
GoldenEye film stunt
LANDING IN CUBA
Bond arrives in Cuba with Natalya and the BMW Z3. Whilst enjoying playing banter with Natalya Bond is aware of a small plane nearby. Piloted by Tom Danaher the Cessna lands feet in front of the BMW and makes for a brief but entertaining sequence.

GoldenEye film stunt
CRASHING IN CUBA
A missile is fired from the satellite and the plane containing Bond and Natalya crashes in the jungle. Bond, dazed, drags Natalya’s limp body from the wreckage. Places her on the ground and passes out. He is woken by the throbbing sound of mechanics. He hears the sound of a helicopter, and then see’s the helicopter hover overhead. He sees a figure step onto the skid and leap off. Abseiling down to the ground. It’s Onatopp doubled by Eunice Huthart. She crashes into Bond, now doubled by Wayne Michaels and generally beats him silly. Natalya wades in to help, but only gets a head butt for her trouble. Bond seizes his opportunity and attaches Onatopp to the helicopter winch line once again, fires his machine gun at the helicopter and watches Onatopp fly backwards ending up in a tree.
The sequence was done by using a ‘jerk harness’. This is attached to Eunice who tries to make her body as limp as possible. She is propelled up and back into the rubber tree. Yes it’s a rubber tree, but she’s still crashing into it at 20mph. Some impact and an excellent sequence. Eunice really is a wonderful addition to the Stunt Register.

GoldenEye film stunt
SLIDING DOWN THE DISH
The rat-a-tat of gunfire causes Bond and Natalya to fall into the dish and slide down it at great speed and will little control. Wayne Michaels doubles Brosnan falling into the dish, but the remaining slide is provided by Jordi Casares. Natalya is doubled by Tracey Eddon.

GoldenEye film stunt
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DISH
Many of the soldiers seen in the sequences are played by stuntmen. Gary Powell is one of the guards who brings Natalya from the main frame computer and stands with her whilst Bond and Janus chew the fat.
When the explosions start going off they’re big and the heat must have been extreme. Stuntman Joss Gower is working as a technician at his desk when the explosion goes off behind him. Marc Cass is blown up and thrown violently on an air-ram. Two stuntmen are caught on the stairs and are set alight due to the explosion. One is Nick Gillard the other is Stuart Clark. Joss Gower then puts on a military uniform and is seen kicking a blazing soldier to the ground to try and put him out. Incredible stuff. Simon Crane truly excels at this type of action. Safety is so important and making sure the performers are safe is one thing, but he must also take those behind the camera into consideration too. The result is in itself a result. Nobody injured.

007 vs. 006
Bond runs along the satellite trying to get away from the fast approaching Alec Trevelyan. Alec fires his machine gun and Bond dives for cover down a ramp walkway. Once again Wayne Michaels steps up and really gives his all. This leap of faith is a belter. He’s running quickly and when he takes off he moves into a headlong dive position diving some 15ft through the air before tucking his head down and rolling over onto his feet before running on. Wayne Michaels really was an excellent double for Pierce Brosnan.
They catch up with each other in the engine room. The room that powers the movement of the dish. A fight breaks out; both Pierce and Sean Bean have been briefed by Simon Crane and Sean McCabe about the type of fight and the type of punches they can get away with in such a small space. Both actors fight very well and ultimately there has to be a loser. Sean Bean is doubled for the real stunts by….yep Paul Heasman. A true Bond all-rounder. He is thrown over a rail and down a flight of stairs and doubles Bean as Bond and Trevelyan crash through objects in the nearby vicinity. Finally on the antenna itself Bond and Trevelyan fight to the death. And for this final battle a change of double for Bond. Understandable as Wayne Michaels is probably exhausted. Pierce is doubled by Jamie Edgell and Trevelyan by Paul Heasman.

GoldenEye film stunt
GoldenEye is truly a very special moment in the history of Bond. Pierce Brosnan took the character and reinvented him for the nineties audience. Simon Crane took the action to new heights and gave the Bond films another edge.

After such a long wait between Licence to Kill and GoldenEye it was so exciting to be a fan in 1994. The anticipation was almost too much to cope with. When I saw the film for the first time my heart leapt with joy assured that this Bond would be one that everyone would remember and rightly place high on the list of all time greats.

Written by Jon Auty © 2015 From Sweden with Love

James Bond stuntmen/women featured on FSWL:
>Belle Williams (stuntwoman)
>Bill Weston (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Bob Anderson (stuntman/sword master)
>Doug Robinson (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Eunice Huthart (stuntwoman)
>Gary Powell (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>George Leech (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Greg Powell (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Lars Lundgren (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Malcolm Weaver (stuntman)
>Martin Grace (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Mickey Baker (stuntman)
>Nick Gillard (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Nick Wilkinson (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Paul Weston (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Remy Julienne (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Richard Graydon (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Roy Alon (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Sarah Donohue (stuntwoman)
>Terry Cade (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Trevor Steedman (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Vic Armstrong (stuntman/stunt coordinator)
>Wendy Leech (stuntwoman)

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5 DECEMBER 2014
THE NOVEMBER MAN (2014) PREMIERES IN SWEDEN

The November Man, starring former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and ex Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko, premieres at cinemas in Sweden. The film was first released in USA on 27th Augusti 2014.

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel There are No Spies from the bestselling November Man book series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Directed by Roger Donaldson (also directed Pierce in Dante's Peak 1997), the film is produced by Beau St. Clair of Irish DreamTime and Sriram Das of Das Films.

Story:
Code named ‘The November Man’, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.

Official trailer for The November Man (2014) starring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko:


Editor's note:
Three films with Pierce Brosnan is released during 2014. Apart from November Man the films are A Long Way Down with Rosamund Pike (premiered at Berlinale in February) and How to Make Love Like an Englishman (release date TBA).

For other posts about Pierce Brosnan on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
The international poster for The November Man. © 2014 Relativity Media. All rights reserved.

Visit the official website for the latest news and announcements on The November Man:
thenovemberman.com

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27 AUGUST 2014
PIERCE BROSNAN IN THE NOVEMBER MAN (2014)

The November Man, starring former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and ex Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko, premieres at US cinemas. (The film will be released in Sweden on 5th December 2014.

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel There are No Spies from the bestselling November Man book series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Directed by Roger Donaldson (also directed Pierce in Dante's Peak 1997), the film is produced by Beau St. Clair of Irish DreamTime and Sriram Das of Das Films.

Story:
Code named ‘The November Man’, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.

Official trailer for The November Man (2014) starring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko:


Editor's note:
Three films with Pierce Brosnan is released during 2014. Apart from November Man the films are A Long Way Down with Rosamund Pike (premiered at Berlinale in February) and How to Make Love Like an Englishman (release date TBA).

For other posts about Pierce Brosnan on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko in The November Man (2014). © Relativity Media. All rights reserved.

Visit the official website for the latest news and announcements on The November Man:
thenovemberman.com

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21 AUGUST 2014
LOVE PUNCH WITH PIERCE BROSNAN ON BLU-RAY

Pierce Brosnan (James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day) plays the part of Perry Smith in Joel Hopkins' romantic comedy Love Punch. The film is released on DVD and Blu-ray worlwide on 21st August 2014.

Richard Jones (Pierce Brosnan) er middelaldrende og fraskilt, men ser frem mod en bekymringsfri tilværelse efter at hans firma er blevet solgt. Men da han ankommer til firmaet på sin sidste arbejdsdag opdager han, at der er svindlet med overtagelsen - så virksomheden er fallit, medarbejdernes pensionskasse er tom og hans egen fratrædelsessum er borte. Richard får hjælp af sin eks-kone Kate (Emma Thompson) til at opspore den lyssky forretningsmand der står bag svindelnummeret. De bliver hurtigt fanget i en katten-efter-musen leg igennem Europa, i en hvirvelvind af intriger, forfølgelse og og et smykketyveri der måske kan rette op på Richards fremtidsudsigter - alt imens kærligheden til Kate bliver genopblusset...

Film details:
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie
Director: Joel Hopkins
Runtime: 90 minutes
Production year: 2013
Subtitles: Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Screen system: 2:35.1 Anamorphic
Sound system: Dolby Digital 5.1
Menu type: Standard
Sneak previews: Grace Of Monaco, The Lunchbox, New York Immigrant, August Osage Country
Distributor in Sweden: Scanbox Entertainment

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

Photo above:
Pierce Brosnan with Emma Thompson in a scene from Love Punch. © 2014 Scanbox Entertainment. All rights reserved.

Visit the official website for Love Punch for more information:

www.imdb.com/title/tt2234261/

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JANUARY 2014
PIERCE BROSNAN LAUNCHES REVAMPED WEBSITE

The lovely actor and environmentalist Pierce Brosnan launched a newly revamped official website in January 2014.

Message from Pierce Brosnan:
"Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a good year for one and all.

I have a plethora of exciting new films being released this year and look forward to sharing each of them with you.

Please tune in for updates as always, let us know what you think via my Facebook page. You may also wish to visit my new Instagram account for the photo of the day. And as always, we'll try to keep you up to date on important social, animal and environmental issues.

So with that in mind, please go out and do good things.

Love and only love,
Pierce"

Editor's note:
Four films with Pierce Brosnan is released during 2014. A Long Way Down with Rosamund Pike (premieres at Berlinale in February), November Man in which he plays opposite Olga Kurylenko (premieres in the fall), How to Make Love Like an Englishman (release date TBA) and The Coup (release date TBA).

For other posts about Pierce Brosnan on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more posts about new or revamped Bond related websites featured on FSWL, click here.

Visit the newly revamped official website of Pierce Brosnan:

www.piercebrosnan.com

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24-27 DECEMBER 2012
ALL BOND FILMS WITH PIERCE BROSNAN ON SJUAN

James Bond continues to save the world this Holiday Season. Just in time for Christmas, all four of Pierce Brosnan's James Bond films is broadcast in Sweden on channel Sjuan.

The films in question are:

GoldenEye (1995) Christmas Eve, December 24 at 9:00pm
In Goldeneye, Bond returns to the cinema after six years of absence. Apart from Pierce Brosnan in the lead role, Judi Dench was new to the series in the role of M. Sean Bean portrays the villain who is aimed to detonate a nuclear bomb over London. Famke Janssen was his sadistic sidekick, while Izabella Scorupco was on Bond's side.

Director: Martin Campbell

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Christmas Day, December 25 at 9:00pm
In Brosnan's second Bond film he stars opposite Jonathan Carver who planned to provoke a war between Britain and China. Michelle Yeoh and Teri Hatcher played the Bond girls, and this was the first Bond film that had different songs at the beginning and end.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

The World Is Not Enough (1999) Boxing Day, December 26 at 9:00pm
Mysterious oil business was on the agenda in The World Is Not Enough, where Robert Carlyle and Sophie Marceau shared the villain part. Bond was assisted by Denise Richards' character Christmas Jones, who also get into bed with 007 giving the screenwriters the opportunity to write this line: "I thought Christmas only comes once a year".

Director: Michael Apted

Editor's note:
Desmond Llewellyn (1914-1999) makes his 17th and last film appearance as Q in TWINE, John Cleese his first Bond as Q's successor.

Die Another Day (2002) Thursday,December 27 at 9:00pm
South Korea ends up under fire in Brosnan's last film as Bond. Toby Stephens is evil, Rosamund Pike is one of Bond's girls and Halle Berry portrays a NSA agent who walks out of the sea in a direct homage to Ursula Andress classic scene from Dr. No (1962). Madonna flicker past as a fencing teacher, and she also sings the title song.

Director: Lee Tamahori

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Earlier broadcasts of James Bond on Swedish TV featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Bondmaker (documentary) on Viasat History (November 2006)
>You Only Live Twice (1967) on TV3 (November 2007)
>Casino Royale TV premiere on Canal Plus (December 2007)
>True Bond (documentary) on SVT1 (May 2008)
>James Bond marathon on TV3 (November 2008)
>Quantum of Solace TV premiere on Canal Plus (November 2009)
>17 James Bond films on TV4 Plus (January-April 2011)
>All James Bond films with Pierce Brosnan on TV3 (February-March 2011)
>17 James Bond films on TV4 Film (September-October 2011)
>18 James Bond films on TV4 Film (December 2011-January 2012)
>17 James Bond films on Sjuan (March-June 2012)
>All James Bond films with Pierce Brosnan on TV4 Film (April 2012)
>Several James Bond films on TV4 during the Summer of 2012 (June-September 2012)

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

Photo above:
One of the teaser posters for GoldenEye (1995) from Anders Frejdh's collection. © 2012 FSWL

Visit Sjuan's official website for the complete schedule of James Bond films:

www.sjuan.se

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4-7 APRIL 2012
BOND FILMS WITH PIERCE BROSNAN ON TV4 FILM

James Bond continues to save the world on TV4 Film in the nearest future. Just in time for Easter, it is the time for the four films in which Pierce Brosnan stars in the title role as 007.

The films in question are:

GoldenEye (1995) Wednesday, April 4 at 9:00pm
In Goldeneye, Bond returns to the cinema after six years of absence. Apart from Pierce Brosnan in the lead role, Judi Dench was new to the series in the role of M. Sean Bean portrays the villain who is aimed to detonate a nuclear bomb over London. Famke Janssen was his sadistic sidekick, while Izabella Scorupco was on Bond's side.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Maundy Thursday April 5 at 9:00pm
In Brosnan's second Bond film he stars opposite Jonathan Carver who planned to provoke a war between Britain and China. Michelle Yeoh and Teri Hatcher played the Bond girls, and this was the first Bond film that had different songs at the beginning and end.

The World Is Not Enough (1999) Good Friday April 6 at 9:00pm
Mysterious oil business was on the agenda in The World Is Not Enough, where Robert Carlyle and Sophie Marceau shared the villain part. Bond was assisted by Denise Richards' character Christmas Jones, who also get into bed with 007 giving the screenwriters the opportunity to write this line: "I thought Christmas only comes once a year".

Die Another Day (2002) Holy Saturday April 7 at 9:00pm
South Korea ends up under fire in Brosnan's last film as Bond. Toby Stephens is evil, Rosamund Pike is one of Bond's girls and Halle Berry portrays a NSA agent who walks out of the sea in a direct homage to Ursula Andress classic scene from Dr. No (1962). Madonna flicker past as a fencing teacher, and she also sings the title song.

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

Photo above:
The UK one sheet for Die Another Day (2002) from Anders Frejdh's private collection.

Read more about the James Bond movies on TV4 Film here:

www.tv4.se

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Pierce Brosnan awarded at Chicago Film Festival

It was with great interest that I scrutinized the list of events for the 38th annual Chicago International Film Festival. A good friend of mine had told me that Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely would be attending opening night. I soon discovered that my friend’s information was not only correct, but also that Brosnan was to be the 2002 recipient of the Festival’s career Achievement Award. This tribute to Mr. Brosnan, and the preview of his newly released film Evelyn (2002), was to kick off the two-week festival.

The Brosnan’s were on-tour promoting Evelyn, the third film from his production company, Irish Dreamtime. In addition to having produced Evelyn, Brosnan also plays the lead role. The film follows the true story of Dubliner Desmond Doyle, a struggling single father, whose three children are taken from him by Catholic authorities. The Church had ruled Doyle was not capable of raising the children without their mother, who had deserted them some time ago. The story focuses on his oldest child Evelyn, and her difficulties in the church run orphanage, as well as her father’s long and desperate attempts to regain custody through legal channels. Doyle eventually triumphed in the Irish Supreme Court.

My excitement grew when I called the ticket hotline and was asked, “Do you have Bond fever?” The question gave me hope that my childhood dream of meeting James Bond might actually happen. That dream had begun some thirty years earlier, while growing up in a south Chicago bungalow. Festival goers were given the choice if attending the Tribute and film preview at the famous Chicago Theatre, or also attending the pre-film reception. Of course, I opted for the entire package, and to make it all the better, also fact found a great rate at the trendy and nearby Allegro hotel. I had high hopes of enticing my wife Kelly to join me on my pilgrimage.

A rainy Friday afternoon led into a cool and damp evening. Perhaps this was appropriate weather to premiere a film set in Ireland, I thought. At any rate, Kelly and I walked from the Allegro, and were invigorated by the excitement of the city, and the anticipation of what lay ahead. The reception took place on the 007th floor of the grand Marshall Field’s State Street store (Editors note: Today's location for Macy's). The former home of Field’s signature Frango Mint factory had been transformed into an elegant ballroom, complete with fountains, and the fifteen-foot windows overlooked the magnificent Chicago skyline. The crowd at the reception was an eclectic group, including office workers to people in elegant formal attire. Allow me to mention at this point, that the variety of dress just attests to my belief that many people have no idea how to properly dress for events. Waiters moved briskly about the crowd of 200, offering delicious variety of hors d’oeuvres, and of course, champagne. Several elegant cocktail bars were set up around the room, and a classic jazz band played, back-dropped by an illuminated view of the city. Kelly and I did our best impressions of jaded urbanities and not star-struck fans as we mingled about the room. About thirty minutes into the reception, my wife noticed several security guards were standing near a very comfortable looking, albeit empty seating area. It was conveniently adjacent to a set of double doors leading to an elevator. Our curiosity piqued, we discreetly moved nearer. Trying to be as nonchalant as possible, Kelly and I positioned ourselves near the doors. The security eyes us suspiciously, and began talking into their walkie-talkies. My wife, her boldness perhaps bolstered by a little bit of wine, decided to approach the friendliest looking of the guards. She asked him why they were protecting an empty space. After a moment’s hesitation that seemed to dismiss the possibility that we were stalkers, said, “I’ll give you a hint. Double-O-Seven.” Kelly asked, “You mean Pierce IS coming?” He just smiled and nodded. Kelly calmly held her excitement, and looked around to see if anyone else had noticed this top-secret conversation. Just then, additional security entered through the doorway, and the walkie-talkies became more active. We noticed that many more guests had begun to congregate around us. They newly arrived security began moving people away from the area; our friendly guard approached and said that we could remain as long as we stayed back from the door. I walked opposite the door, and Kelly remained next to it in an attempt to best position us for any photo opportunities.

With all the confidence and style of James Bond, Pierce Brosnan and Keely walked into the room. In addition to the obligatory bodyguards, their entourage included two other stars from the film, Julianna Marguiles and Evelyn herself, Sophie Vavasseur. Brosnan was dressed in a perfectly tailored black suit, white shirt and silver tie. Keely was classically dressed in a floor-length gown and a double stranded necklace of pearls.

I was lucky enough to be directly in front of the group, and promptly offered my hand with sincere congratulations to both. They were very gracious, and with firm handshakes, they thanked me for coming. The crowd swarmed around the glamorous group, and they tried valiantly to speak to each well-wisher. The couple even paused long enough to take some photos with fans, and enjoy a glass of champagne. I kept a good pace with the group (casually dodging bodyguards) as they were swept around the ballroom by the sheer momentum of the masses.

I suddenly realized that I lost sight of Kelly, and began to wonder where she had ended up. There was a small break in the crowd, and I was amazed and surprised to see my wife shaking Pierce Brosnan’s hand and enjoying conversation. I strained to hear what they were saying, and Kelly expressed her enjoyment for The Nephew (1998), and how much we were looking forward to Evelyn. She was even able to mention that we had seen him at Pinewood Studios during the filming of Die Another Day (2002) (2002). Brosnan asked what was he filming at the time, and told that he had just come from off the set wearing his camouflage wetsuit, he rather humbly replied, “Oh, then I really wasn’t at my best”, and they both laughed. Kelly noticed me then, and gave one of those urgent “Do something” looks, such as take a photo, that only a husband understands.

I asked Keely if she still enjoyed gardening, referring to her years as gardening expert on Good Morning America. She told me that she was not able to do as much as she would like, but she and the children tried to work in the yard at every opportunity. Before we said our goodbyes, I asked Pierce if he would be so kind to take a photo with me. He graciously accepted, and together we posed for photographer Kelly. It is a moment that she and I will cherish forever.

Pierce Brosnan Chicago Film Festival
As we watched the bustling but polite crowd following the distinguished guests around the room, Kelly and I snapped photos of Brosnan and his wife. Then we celebrated with more champagne and cocktails.

Pierce Brosnan Chicago Film Festival
The Brosnan’s eventually departed the reception, for the second segment of this special evening. A few moments later, all of us were asked to please begin making our way to the Chicago Theatre. Everyone patiently crowded into the bank of elevation escorted by Film Fest volunteers.

As Kelly and I reached the sidewalk, we spotted Brosnan and Keely in the side driveway, stepping into a sleek black Mercedes limousine. They waved to the cheering crowd as they were whisked away to the premiere. The rest of us walked to the nearby theatre in small and excited groups, in the refreshing cool night air.

As everyone entered the theatre hall, the wonderful music from the soundtrack of Brosnan’s Irish Dreamtime produced film The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) could be heard throughout. Our orchestra seats afforded us a fine view of the massive screen above the stage, and also of the notable attendees in the near-capacity theatre. When the hall lights finally went down, we viewed a taped introduction hosted by Chicago’s Bill Kurtis. Mr. Kurtis had sent the video while he was in the Middle East, explaining the International Film Festival’s history, goals, and accomplishments.

Michael Kutza, founder and art director of the Film Festival, then took the stage podium, and led us through the many notable career accomplished of this year’s recipient. Pierce Brosnan was chosen for the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award, based on his work in film, as well as his numerous charitable activities and humanitarian efforts. We viewed a video montage of much of Brosnan’s film work, and then Mr. Kutza asked Mr. Brosnan to come on stage. The man gracefully came to the podium from just off stage several of them to join him on stage, including his producer, Beau St. Clair, the screenwriter Paul Pender, Keely and Sophie Vavasseur. Brosnan spoke eloquently and passionately about the film, and of the years of work and research that so many had done to bring “Evelyn” to the screen. He then graciously thanked the festival organizers for the award, and the audience for attending.

Kelly and I enjoyed the film immensely, and hoped that Evelyn would help others realize that while Pierce Brosnan is most famous for portraying the infamous James Bond, that he is truly a gifted and diverse actor. After the film, and as everyone was exciting the theatre hall, we both overheard man highly positive comments and few disappointing ones. This, of course, is to be expected of any film.

As we walked back to the Allegro, Kelly and I suddenly and somewhat sadly realized that our exciting night was almost over. Entering the lobby, we were glad to see that the stylish cocktail lounge was still open. We capped off the fantasy evening over a vodka martini (with the requisite twist of lemon), and a couple of cigars, as some great jazz played in the background. I ordered Ian Fleming’s “Vesper Lynd” martini concoction, and Kelly had a Tanqueray and tonic. We talked and revealed in this special night, and of our eventful year. Kelly and I are thankful for many things, but we reflected how especially grateful we were for the generosity of our great friend Doug Redenius, Vice-president of the Ian Fleming Foundation. In June, Doug had invited Kelly and I to visit Pinewood Studios outside London, and to participate in the IFF Gala at Stoke Park. We will never forget either.

Also, we realized how special it is to live in Chicago, a world-class city for the arts. We were truly exhilarated to realize that dreams such as these can come true.

Pierce Brosnan Chicago Film Festival
Pierce Brosnan Chicago Film Festival
Pierce Brosnan Chicago Film Festival

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Written by Colin Clark © 2011 From Sweden With Love.

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FEBRUARY-MARCH 2011
ALL BOND FILMS WITH PIERCE BROSNAN ON TV3

This spring, like TV4 in Sweden, TV3 will broadcast several of the classic James Bond films.

The James Bond movies will be broadcast, starting in week 6, followed by another movie every week at the same time.

GoldenEye (1995): TV3 - Friday, February 11 at 9:00pm
Agent James Bond is on a mission with Alec Trevelyan (006) to blow up a Russian chemical weapons factory. Trevelyan is captured by General Ourumov. Bond is forced to choose between saving his friend or complete the mission. Trevelyan tell Bond to blow up the base, which Bond does.
Nine years later, Bond is on his way to Monaco. There he meets Xenia Onatopp and flirts with her. She leaves the casino, however, with an admiral. The next day she and Ourumov steals a helicopter that they use to blow up a base in Siberia in order to get access to a satellite weapon, GoldenEye. Only two people survives the attack on the base, computer experts Natalya Simonova and Boris Grishenko.

Director: Martin Campbell

Starring:
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova), Sean Bean (006/Alec Trevelyan), Famke Janssen (Xenia Onatopp), Robbie Coltrane (Valentin Zukovsky), Judi Dench (M), Desmond Llewellyn (Q)

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997): TV3 - Friday, February 18 at 9:00pm
Media mogul Elliot Carver is not content just to sell news through his newspaper Tomorrow and its globe-spanning satellite network - he also creates them. Carver's first step to create a world in crisis, by his high-tech battleship sinking a British ship in the South China Sea and then blame the Chinese. As tension rises between East and West sends his British agent James Bond to infiltrate a media party that Carver gives in Hamburg.
Bond hits with Carver's beautiful wife, Paris, which he previously had a relationship with. He also makes the acquaintance of Wai Lin from the People's Security Force in Beijing. By creating a war between Britain and China are planning Carver to place a Chinese general that China's next leader. In return, he shall give Carver monopoly on radio and television broadcasts in China. Along with Wai Lin succeed Bond uncover Carver and prevent a third world war.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring:
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Michelle Yeoh (Wai Lin), Jonathan Pryce (Elliot Carver), Teri Hatcher (Paris Carver), Judi Dench (M), Desmond Llewellyn (Q)

The World Is Not Enough (1999): TV3 - Friday, February 25 at 9:00pm
A large British businessman and friend of M, Sir Robert King, is assassinated inside the MI6 headquarters in London. M sends its agents on the hunt for the killer. When Agent 007 is assigned to protect the victim's daughter, Elektra, a hot oil heiress, he is thrown into a passionate and colourful adventure. He is against one of his greatest enemies, Renard, a ruthless high-tech terrorist, with a total inability to feel pain makes him a formidable enemy, virtually unstoppable. Luckily, Bond gets help from the female scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones.

Director: Michael Apted

Starring:
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Sophie Marceau (Elektra King), Robert Carlyle (Renard), Denise Richards (Christmas Jones), Robbie Coltrane (Valentin Zukovsky), Judi Dench (M), Desmond Llewellyn (Q), John Cleese (R)

Die Another Day (2002): TV3 - Sunday, March 6 at 9:00pm
James Bond's uses a glider to get into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Where "wash" the North Korean Colonel Moon diamonds to buy weapons. Unmasked as a spy Bond Moons disrupt operations and wounded his henchman Zao. Moon Dog Bond in a hovercraft and drive over a cliff and is considered dead. Bond may be in over a year in North Korean prison before he is extradited to Zao, imprisoned in the West.
Bond is recovering in the vicinity of Hong Kong. His boss, M, revokes Bond's license to kill when he suspects that Bond secrets revealed in captivity. Determined to clear his name escapes Bond and swimming to Hong Kong, where he hears that Zao is active. Bond gets a tip of the Chinese secret police and following Zao to Cuba. At a private clinic, he learns that Zao undergoes a treatment to change their appearance. Bond hits the American agent Jinx Zao who is also on the trail. After a battle with Bond, Zao manage to escape.

Director: Lee Tamahori

Starring:
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Toby Stephens (Gustav Graves), Halle Berry (Jinx), Rosamund Pike (Miranda Frost), Judi Dench (M), John Cleese (R)

Casino Royale (2006): TV3 - Friday, March 11 at 9:00pm
James Bond's first mission as 007 leads him to Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorists. In order to stop him and to destroy the terrorist network Bond must defeat Le Chiffre in a high stakes poker game at Casino Royale.
At first, Bond is annoyed by the fact that beautiful British Governor official, Vesper Lynd, is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and supervise over the government's money. Together, they survive a series of deadly attacks, all carried out by Le Chiffre and his men, an attraction evolves between the two, leading them both to further danger and events occur that change Bond's life forever.

Director: Martin Campbell

Starring:
Daniel Craig (James Bond), Mads Mikkelsen (Le Chiffre), Eva Green (Vesper Lynd), Caterina Murino (Solange), Judi Dench (M)

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6 DECEMBER 2010
THE PIERCE BROSNAN HANDBOOK

The Pierce Brosnan Handbook - Everything you need to know about Pierce Brosnan edited by Rhonda Snowden published in paperback.

Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who holds Irish and American citizenship. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but trained 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).

After Remington Steele, Brosnan took the lead in many films such as Dante's Peak and The Thomas Crown Affair. In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Since playing Bond, he has starred in such successes as The Matador (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005) and Mamma Mia! (National Movie Award, 2008).

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, becoming an American citizen in 2004.

This book is your ultimate resource for Pierce Brosnan. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career, Personal life and Filmography right away: Murphy's Stroke, The Long Good Friday, The Mirror Crack'd, Manions of America, Nomads (1986 film), Remington Steele, Taffin, The Fourth Protocol (film), The Deceivers (film), Noble House (miniseries), Around the World in 80 Days (TV miniseries), Mister Johnson, The Lawnmower Man (film), Live Wire (film), Mrs. Doubtfire, Death Train, Love Affair (1994 film), Don't Talk to Strangers, Night Watch (1995 film), GoldenEye, Mars Attacks!, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Robinson Crusoe (1997 film), Tomorrow Never Dies, Dante's Peak, Quest for Camelot, The Nephew, Grey Owl (film), The World Is Not Enough, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 film), The Tailor of Panama, Die Another Day, Evelyn (film), After the Sunset, Laws of Attraction, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, The Matador, Seraphim Falls, Butterfly on a Wheel, Married Life (film), Mamma Mia! (film), Thomas and Friends, The Greatest (2009 film), The Ghost Writer (2010 film), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Remember Me (2010 film), Oceans (2010 film).

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

Book details
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Tebbo
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1742448143
ISBN-13: 978-1742448145
Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches

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18 JULY 2008
PIERCE BROSNAN STARS IN MAMMA MIA (2008)

Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried), a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding to Sky (Dominic Cooper), she brings three men; Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Bill Austin (Stellan Skarsgård) and Harry Bright (Colin Firth), from her mother Donna's (Meryl Streep) past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.

Mamma Mia! was filmed at several locations including London, Venice, Morocco, Damouchari a seaside hamlet in the Pelion area of Greece, Skopelos island and Skiathos island. Filming on Skiathos island began August 29th to 30th in the harbour, and in the bell tower for the wedding 30th to the 3rd September. Filming on Skopelos island began on September 3rd and wrapped at the end of September. Locations in Skopelos included Agios Iannis tou Kastri, Kastani Beach and Agnondas.

Production offices for the film were based at Pinewood Studios and although set on a Greek island much was filmed on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios where lighting and temperature could be controlled.

The Mamma Mia! trailer was released the week of December 10th, first on Entertainment Tonight, then released to the internet. A high quality version can be found on the film's official website.

Mamma Mia! premieres at cinemas in the UK and USA on 18th July 2008.

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(From left to right) Benny Andersson, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Colin Firth and Björn Ulvaeus at the premiere of Mamma Mia! in Stockholm on 4th July 2008. Photo by Anders Frejdh. © From Sweden with Love.

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APRIL 2007
SIDESHOW FIGURE: PIERCE BROSNAN AS 007

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond - Legacy Collection, James Bond 12-inch Figures, Item No. 7731. The price will be 44.99 USD. Limited edition of 1500.

"Pierce Brosnan brought a lot to the table. Having grown up with Bond on the big screen and on the printed page, Pierce brings a little something from each of his predecessors. He is a seasoned actor with the class and sophistication to back it up." - Doug Redenius, Vice President of the Ian Fleming Foundation

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond - Legacy Collection Sixth Scale Figure features:
• Authentic Pierce Brosnan portrait
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James Bond : From Sweden with Love

From Sweden with Love (FSWL) is entirely dedicated to Agent 007 and his creator Ian Fleming. We have been studying the phenomenon for more than 30 years. FSWL started as a personal examination of the fictive agent but has developed and progressed now featuring exclusive interviews, Bond news in Swedish media, book and film reviews, meetings with Bond stars who have appeared in or worked on the James Bond films, database with our 007 collection featuring thousands of items, articles and travel stories from the world of 007, competitions, webshop featuring Swedish film posters, the films on Blu-ray and the soundtracks on CD.

Sweden have been represented by (00)7 Bond girls - Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Anne Lonnberg (Anne's father is Swedish), Mary Stavin, Kristina Wayborn, Izabella Scorupco and Eva Green (Eva's father is Swedish).
Dolph Lundgren and stuntman Lars Lundgren have also appeared in the Bond film series. Two other Swedish actors , Ola Rapace and Jens Hultén, appeared in the 23rd adventure, Skyfall (2012) (2012), with Per Hallberg supervising the sound which gave him an Oscar®.

FSWL's vision is to focus on the phenomenon from a Swedish point of view. We have a serious passion (not interested in rumours) for the fictional hero created by Ian Fleming in 1952 when he wrote the first James Bond novel - Casino Royale.

FSWL is also a tribute to producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli for adapting Ian Fleming's novels into films.

All James Bond 007 films: (1962 - 2015)
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring David Niven
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

(Note: Film abbreviations are sometimes used in the text on FSWL.)

All James Bond 007 novels and short stories: (1953 - 2017)
Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming
Live and Let Die (1954) by Ian Fleming
Moonraker (1955) by Ian Fleming
Diamonds are Forever (1956) by Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love (1957) by Ian Fleming
Dr. No (1958) by Ian Fleming
Goldfinger (1959) by Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only (1960) by Ian Fleming
Thunderball (1961) by Ian Fleming
The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) by Ian Fleming
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) by Ian Fleming
You Only Live Twice (1964) by Ian Fleming
The Man with the Golden Gun (1965) by Ian Fleming
Fallet James Bond (1965) by Kingsley Amis
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) by Ian Fleming
Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis
The Authorised Biography of James Bond (1973) by John Pearson
James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) by Christopher Wood
James Bond and Moonraker (1979) by Christopher Wood
Licence Renewed (1981) by John Gardner
For Special Services (1982) by John Gardner
Icebreaker (1983) by John Gardner
Role Of Honour (1984) by John Gardner
Nobody lives forever (1986) by John Gardner
No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987) by John Gardner
Scorpius (1988) by John Gardner
Win, Lose or Die (1989) by John Gardner
Brokenclaw (1990) by John Gardner
Licence to Kill (1990) by John Gardner
The Man From Barbarossa (1991) by John Gardner
Death is Forever (1992) by John Gardner
Never Send Flowers (1993) by John Gardner
Sea Fire (1994) by John Gardner
Cold (1996) by John Gardner
GoldenEye (1996) by John Gardner
Zero Minus Ten (1997) by Raymond Benson
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) by Raymond Benson
Blast From the Past (1997) by Raymond Benson
The Facts Of Death (1998) by Raymond Benson
High Time To Kill (1999) by Raymond Benson
Midsummer night's doom (1999) by Raymond Benson
The World Is Not Enough (1999) by Raymond Benson
Live at Five (1999) by Raymond Benson
Doubleshot (2000) by Raymond Benson
Never Dream Of Dying (2001) by Raymond Benson
Die another day (2002) by Raymond Benson
The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002) by Raymond Benson
Silverfin (2005) by Charlie Higson
Guardian Angel (2005) by Kate Westbrook
Blood Fever (2006) by Charlie Higson
Secret Servant (2006) by Kate Westbrook
Double Or Die (2007) by Charlie Higson
Hurricane Gold (2007) by Charlie Higson
Final Fling (2008) by Kate Westbrook
Devil May Care (2008) by Sebastian Faulks
By Royal Command (2008) by Charlie Higson
Carte Blanche (2011) by Jeffery Deaver
Solo (2013) by William Boyd
Shoot to Kill (2014) by Steve Cole
Trigger Mortis (2015) by Anthony Horowitz
Heads You Die (2016) by Steve Cole
Strike Lightning (2016) by Steve Cole
Red Nemesis (2017) by Steve Cole

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1 OCTOBER 2002
PIERCE BROSNAN BY PETER CARRICK

Pierce Brosnan by Peter Carrick published in hardcover.

An intimate portrait of the brilliant actor, who has been dubbed the "sexiest man alive," traces his life and career, from his tumultuous childhood as an Irish outcast in England, to his rise to fame, detailing the many trials and tribulations that have molded him into the man he is today.

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Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Citadel; First Edition edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0806523964
ISBN-13: 978-0806523965
Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 inches

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