30-05-09

"Official Pierce Brosnan newsletter"

Official Newsletter May 26, 2009

Dear Friends,

source ; www.piercebrosnan.com



I am currently in Vancouver on the set of Percy Jackson, based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan. The film, directed by my friend Chris Columbus, with whom I worked on Mrs. Doubtfire, centers on a teenage boy who discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god. Percy Jackson then sets out on the adventure of a lifetime to settle an on-going battle between the gods. Cast members include Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Keener, Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd, Melina Kanakerides, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario and yours truly.

I recently wrapped The Ghost with Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski. This is the first contemporary thriller he has directed and produced in more than twenty years. Based on the book of the same name by best-selling author Robert Harris, The Ghost details the story of a former British Prime Minister and his anonymous ghostwriter who is drawn into a political and sexual conspiracy. The talented cast includes Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Kim Cattrall, Timothy Hutton, Jim Belushi, Robert Pugh, and Olivia Williams.

Last summer my company Irish DreamTime produced The Greatest, starring Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Aaron Johnson, Johnny Simmons, Zoe Kravitz, and myself, which was well received at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. First time writer/director Shana Feste's richly evocative script results in a compelling drama that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The Hollywood Reporter asserts The Greatest "pulls off a stunning fete" and "...performances are daring and brilliantly shaded." The Greatest was purchased by Senator Entertainment and will be released this fall.

Wishing you a wonderful summer.

See you at the movies.

Love and only love,


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26-05-09

Galaxy 2009 spring/summer

Galaxy 2009 spring/summer

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Brosnan saves Uma Thurman

Brosnan "real-life Bond"

source ; http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/

 

Pierce Brosnan saved Uma Thurman from a runaway minivan.

The Irish actor, who was on location filming new movie 'Percy Jackson', spotted the out-of-control vehicle speeding down a hill straight towards his blonde co-star.

A source said: "No one was aboard the runaway van as it barrelled towards a grassy area where Uma was relaxing with cast and crew. Pierce yelled, 'Get out of the way!'

He raced after the van, wrenched open the driver's side door, jumped in and slammed on the brakes.

"He raced after the van, wrenched open the driver's side door, jumped in and slammed on the brakes."

Before the actor - who played iconic British spy James Bond in four movies - managed to stop the vehicle, it hit a curb and crashed into rubbish bins - sending cast and crew running in all directions to avoid the collision.

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21-05-09

Brosnan bonds over Whales

 

Brosnan bonds over Whales

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Pierce Brosnan continued his environmental assault on Washington yesterday with a visit to the White House and a mixer for members of Congress to boost a new bill on whale preservation.

"In spite of the existence of a moratorium on commercial whaling, the setting of whaling quotas is now completely in the hands of the whalers," the former "James Bond" actor told an audience at an event organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, at the Capitol Visitor's Center. "The rest of the world has no say whatsoever in it."

Japan, Norway, Iceland
The bill, called the International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2009 ,calls for the U.S. to strengthen whale preservation across relevant government agencies and to pressure the world's whaling countries -- Japan, Norway and Iceland -- to cease whaling.

"Normally on most issues with the United States, including on environmental issues, these three coutnries are fairly much in lock-step, but on this one issue they're not," said Jeffrey Flocken, the D.C. office director for IFAW. "So it makes it somewhat difficult but it also presents an opportunity -- can we play to our goodwill in these other areas of environmental cooperation to push them on the whaling issue?"

The three countries, led by Japan, have blocked efforts to lower whale quotas and have ignored an international ban on whaling that has been in place since 1982. Norway and Iceland (with some hesitation) have both claimed a reservation to the moratorium, while Japan has insisted that it is exempt because its whaling is done as "scientific research."

With the failings of international agreements and diplomatic complaints, some environmental groups have resorted to extreme measures to halt whaling ships. Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd regularly attempt to intercept whaling missions with their own vessels.

The bill would also tackle an exemption to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, afforded to the Department of Defense when it engages in oceanic activities with submarines and sonar. Under the bill, the President, not the secretary of defense, would have authority to make those exemptions.

Last year, the Supreme Court overturned a restriction by the state of California on the Navy's use of sonar, ruling that Navy operations took precedence over the health of whales, dolphins and seals, for whom sonar can cause hearing loss, disorientation and beaching.

"The domestic side of the legislation may prove most challenging," said Nathan Herschler, a legal fellow with IFAW.

But reaffirming the country's position on whaling would be the bill's major thrust.

"We would hope the United States could take a lead on the international side of this, take a lead on the International Whaling Comission, and that other countries would follow that lead," said Herschler.

White House Support
Brosnan, accompanied by his wife TK and officials from IFAW, visited the White House to speak to cabinet members responsible for environmental and marine policy. President Obama, who spent the early afternoon announcing landmark fuel standards, did not attend the meeting.

"Ironically, the President couldn't meet today with Pierce Brosnan and his wife because he was focused on CAFE standards," Congressman William Delahunt (D-MA) told TreeHugger. "While they may not immediately appear to be synergistic, if you step back and look at what we're doing, we're treating Mother Earth with respect.

"Any marine ecosystem that exists without the whales is diminished," he added. "This is one piece of a very large effort."

Delahunt said he was optimistic that legislation to protect whales would fare well in the House, where another co-sponsor of the bill, Eni Faleomavaega (D-AS), chairs the natural resources committee. And he was confident that the President would sign it. "But I can't speak for the Senate," he said.

He suggested that the legislation was coming at an appropriate time, as the House discussed the American Clean Energy and Security Act and the new administration signaled stronger environmental protections.

"[The bill] would accomplish the closing of those loopholes that have allowed for interpretation of scientific research to really transform itself into commercial whaling," said Delahunt, before returning to an evening mark-up of the House energy bill.

He's Irish -- But He Loves Whales
Brosnan, who spoke at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on Monday, rhapsodized on the connection between whale protection, efforts to fight climate change and "the interconnectedness of life."

"There's a certain synchronicity to our being here, a charming one, and hopefully a profitable one, a good one," he said. "Testifying before the EPA. Saving the whales. That is connected. That is our earth. Our earth many people believe is in jeapoardy. I have a great fondness for this earth. Clean water, mountains. Good fishing, et cetera. They seem to go hand in hand."

"Today was a step in the right direction -- historic, uplifiting, long overdue," Brosnan told me later, referring to the President's new automobile standards amidst the House's ongoing discussion. "We have fresh hope, fresh enthusiasm, that everybody wants to do good things for this planet and for our children. I'm not really a political animal so I can't speak beyond that."

Fifty-six-year-old Brosnan has been a regular champion of green issues and has worked on the issue of whale protection for over a decade, he said. He regularly takes part in campaigns with his wife Keely Shaye Smith, an environmentalist who had "been a great champion and inspiration to me."

Brosnan was joined by his wife and "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, who is a board member at IFAW.

During a lull in a press conference earlier, a Washington Times reporter asked Brosnan if he thought Moby Dick should be banned.

"How could you ban Melville?" the Irish-born actor intoned. "Read it. Read the prose."

Wearing a blazer and open collar worthy of "007," Brosnan was a picture of Hollywood cool. Someone else wondered how James Bond would save the whales. Brosnan quipped, "You'll have to ask Daniel Craig."

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"Brosnan in DC "video!!

"Brosnan in DC "video!!

 

 

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20-05-09

Brosnan @ EPA hearing on monday

Brosnan @ EPA hearing

Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife participate in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on carbon dioxide and other global warming pollutions that present a danger to public health and welfare in Arlington, Virginia, on May 18, 2009.

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Brosnan @ "White House"

 

Brosnan @ "White House"

Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye-Smith were snapped leaving the West Wing of the White House shortly before noon today after receiving their first tour of the White House and meeting with staff to discuss the preservation of whales, reports Politico.

Brosnan, global ambassador of whale conservation campaigns for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), said he didn't meet President Barack Obama but was impressed by his first glimpse inside the White House. "I've always viewed it from afar so to be in the hallowed halls was ... truly an honor,” he said.

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16-05-09

Happy 56th B-day Mr.Brosnan

Happy 56th B-day Mr.Brosnan

16th of May 2009

 

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14-05-09

"The Ghost" funded

 

"The Ghost" funded

source ; variety.com

Roman Polanski’s political thriller “The Ghost,” which just wrapped shooting at Studio Babelsberg outside of Berlin, has picked up E4 million ($5.45 million) in extra coin from the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) and the German Federal Film Board (FFA).

The adaptation of Robert Harris’ novel, about a ghostwriter hired to finish the memoirs of a former British prime minister who is the target of a war crimes indictment, stars Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams.

The film, which began lensing in Germany in February, nabbed nearly $4.8 million from the DFFF, which is administered by the FFA, as well as $680,717 from the FFA directly.

Co-produced by Elfte Babelsberg Film, a unit of the studio’s Babelsberg Film division, “The Ghost” had already received $680,717 from regional subsidy org Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and $272,263 from Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein for a total of $6.4 million in grants.

The pic is also likely to land coin from regional subsidy org Filmbuero MV in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The Summit Intl. film , which has yet to be picked up Stateside, is being released in Germany via Kinowelt.

Polanski, Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde are producing “The Ghost” along with Henning Molfenter, Carl Woebcken and Christoph Fisser of Studio Babelsberg and Timothy Burrill of U.K. shingle Runteam.

“The Ghost” is the latest high-profile production to receive coin from the $80 million-a-year DFFF. In February Quentin Tarantino’s Cannes screener “Inglourious Basterds” nabbed $8.7 million.

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11-05-09

Brosnan attends "a Night of Million Laughs"

 

Brosnan attends "a Night of Million Laughs" in Malibu

(9th of May)

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01-05-09

Brosnan in Vancouver

Brosnan spotted in Vancouver (yesterday)

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Update

Hello Brosnanfans!!

A new month so a brand new "Pic of the month" ofcourse

Please go check it out ; click on the button "pic of the month" on top of the page ,you will be directed immediately to the picture of May.

You all know what the month May brings Knipogen ;

 Pierce Brosnan's Birthday !!

have a nice weekend! and keep visiting my blog

greetz Brosnangirl

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