07-04-10

"Remember Me" out today!!

 

"Remember Me" out today!!

 

 

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02-04-10

Escaping 007's shadow

Escaping 007's shadow

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Pierce Brosnan was sitting on the patio of a Beverly Hills restaurant sipping a beer last week when he was assailed by a gaggle of lively elderly women.

"You are gorgeous in person," exclaimed one lady with a thick New York accent who appeared to be in her 80s. "You look spectacular! I just got 20 years younger."

"You look gorgeous," Brosnan replied.

"Ugh! God, I'm in love. That's James Bond," she said, whispering to her friends as she shuffled away.

By the end of the spring, Brosnan, 56, will have appeared in five new films this year -- but to some, he'll always be James Bond. It's been eight years since the release of "Die Another Day," the last of the four films in which Brosnan reprised the iconic role of the unstoppable spy who loves women, fast cars and nifty gadgets. Just as one of his predecessors, Sean Connery, was able to leave behind the Bond role later in his career, Brosnan too is hoping that audiences will eventually be able to see him as more than just the international man of mystery.

That effort is reflected in Brosnan's latest spate of work. His most recent film, "The Greatest," on which he also served as a producer, opens Friday and tells the story of a father grappling with the death of his son. It shares in the serious tone of March's "Remember Me," in which he was embattled in a different kind of father-son relationship with teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson. There has also been Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," in which Brosnan played an emotionally distant former prime minister, as well as his less dramatic turn as a bearded centaur in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians." Later this month, he'll serve as the narrator on the environmental documentary "Oceans."

The diversity in projects was a conscious choice, said Brosnan, who was dressed immaculately in a crisp button-up and blazer with nary a crease. His face too was virtually without wrinkles -- his hair, peppered with just a hint of gray, was the only sign of his age.

"I said to my agents, 'Look, it's time to really work, and to find and explore other avenues here as an actor,' " he explained. "It doesn't have to be leading roles. Let's not be tripped up by past information. It's time to try and have longevity as an actor."

It was a move that surprised even the director of "The Greatest," 33-year-old Shana Feste.

"Initially, we never thought we could get someone like Pierce, with me as a first-time director on a low-budget film. It was the jackpot of actors for us," said Feste. "You associate him with Bond and this very GQ, slick, sexy persona, but he's actually a real chameleon and I don't think mainstream audiences have seen that yet."

In reality, Brosnan has been distancing himself from that image since one of his first big post-Bond roles, 2005's "The Matador," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for his turn as an eccentric, burned-out hit man.

"At the time, I was definitely still very connected to the image and the history of Bond," he said. "Even when I was in it. It just lives with you. It permeates your life. And you know that going in, but the reality of it -- the overcoat is really large, and can be quite heavy at times. So you have to break the shackles of that."

Greg Kinnear, who also starred in "Matador" and will play opposite Brosnan again in the upcoming "Salvation Boulevard," described the role as "the best thing that could have happened" to Brosnan.

"I was sitting there watching this man painting his toenails purple and be completely fearless," he said. "I don't think he was even consciously reinventing himself. I just think of him more as a character actor than as a franchise player."

Brosnan began exploring his passion for the arts as a teenager in England (where his Irish Catholic family moved when he was 11). After leaving school at 16, he found a home at the Oval House Theatre, then an English arts lab.

"I had a romantic notion of being in the movies, but the reality was in finding an education for myself and finding an articulation of speech and passion for myself as an actor," he said. To help find that identity, Brosnan enrolled at the Drama Centre in South London. After leaving, he landed work with such acclaimed directors as Tennessee Williams and Franco Zeffirelli. Then in 1981, he and his wife, Cassandra Harris (who died of ovarian cancer in 1991) took out a second mortgage on their Wimbeldon home to afford a move to the U.S. A year later, Brosnan landed a role on the NBC detective series "Remington Steele," which would run until 1987 and make him an American star.

"I was trained and led to believe, as a young actor out of drama school, that I could play anything," he said. "And you come to America and find yourself in a TV series -- which I am forever grateful for because it allowed me to have the career that I've got -- but I never expected to be branded so. Or to be pigeon-holed."

He's tried to separate his identity from his more recognized screen personas in part by forming his own production company, Irish DreamTime, in 1996, for which he's overseen eight films, with more in the pipeline.

"The company was also a good way to take things that might not come down the stretch," said Beau St. Clair, a partner in the company. "You can create new avenues for yourself because this town is so much like, if you play an assassin, you get assassin scripts. You've gotta keep going, 'Oh, no, look over here, see this? I can do this.' "

Ewan McGregor, Brosnan's costar in "The Ghost Writer," said he admires the actor's exploration.

"I like what Pierce has done since he's left Bond," McGregor said. "He's really playing interesting roles and characters we haven't seen him play before. I think he's enjoying a real golden age."

But Brosnan, who is remarried and has five kids, three from his first marriage and two boys with his current wife, bristles at the thought that to some -- like the group of women who had passed by earlier -- he's a movie star. Instead, he opts to describe himself as a working actor.

"Movie star? Clint [Eastwood] is a movie star. Jack [Nicholson] is a movie star," he said. "If I'm called a movie star, then great. I certainly wanted to be one. I dreamt about it, in my own quiet way. I definitely have played the leading man, but I also see myself as a character actor -- a working actor. It just fits me well. It gives me a grounding."

amy.kaufman @latimes.com

26-03-10

Newsletter Piercebrosnan.com

Official newsletter

source ; www.piercebrosnan.com

 

March 26th, 2010

Dear Friends,

Spring greetings.

Hope this letter finds you well.

I recently returned from a 45-day press tour to promote several new films I am proud to have been a part of. I am pleased that "Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightening Thief" opened in February at #2 at the box office and that it has delighted young fans across America. "The Ghost Writer," based upon the book "The Ghost," written by Robert Harris and directed by Roman Polanski has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and Rolling Stone. "The Ghost Writer" is rolling out to wider audiences this week. On March 12th, "Remember Me" starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and myself opened nationwide. Kirk Honeycutt for The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "Remember Me" is a smart, engaging drama about young love flourishing amid sadness and loss. Claudia Puig for USA Today said
"Remember Me" is a touching love story, but its broader tale of familial relations packs a greater emotional punch.

Next up, "The Greatest," starring one of the most beautiful and candid women in the cinema, Susan Sarandon and the luminous Carey Mulligan, which I produced with Beau Marie St. Claire, my partner at Irish DreamTime, and Lynette Howell. "The Greatest" which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, was written and directed by Shana Feste, who made her debut as a first time director with this inspired independent feature film.

This April 22nd celebrate Earth Day 2010 by taking your family to see "Oceans," a documentary I narrate, produced by DisneyNature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film "Earth." Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud feature spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, offering an unprecedented look at the mysteries that lie beneath the seas while exploring the harsh realities and amazing creatures that live within. In honor of every guest who sees "Oceans" during opening week (April 22-28, 2010), DisneyNature will make a contribution to The Nature Conservancy to help save coral reefs.

This spring I begin production on a new film titled "Salvation Boulevard" based on a novel of the same name, written by Larry Beinhart, (who also wrote "Wag the Dog"). "Salvation Boulevard" follows a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian who finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega church who will do anything to protect their larger-than life pastor (yours truly). Greg Kinnear, Ed Harris, Marisa Tomei, Sam Elliot, Jim Gaffigan, and Jennifer Connolly round out this all-star cast. The film will be directed by George Radliff.

Wishing you a great year ahead. See you at the movies.

Love and only love

15-03-10

"Remember Me" movie stills

 

 

 "Remember Me" movie stills

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14-03-10

Brosnan happy to be working

Brosnan happy to be working

source ; http://www.nj.com by Stephen Whitty

He’s been Bond, James Bond — and Remington Steele, and the subject of countless fervid female fantasies.

And at 56, slim and elegant in a black suit, he could undoubtedly still kindle many more. His leading-man days are hardly behind him.

But currently, Pierce Brosnan is, as he likes to put it, a “working actor,” happily taking on a variety of character parts — a brave centaur in “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” a duplicitous politician in Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer,” a stubborn Brooklyn father in “Remember Me” — and, soon, a grieving parent in “The Greatest,” a “little jewel” of a movie he produced himself.

One recent afternoon in New York, an understandably exhausted Brosnan spoke easily about his busy schedule, his Irish childhood and fame. Even laughed about his singing in last year’s “Mamma Mia!” (“I was trying to woo back my lover with all my heartfelt yearnings. And people said, ‘Please put a bullet in that man and put him out of his misery!’ ”)

And when his cellphone rang, this multimillionaire “working actor” still briefly, politely, interrupted himself to check the caller ID.

“Sorry!” he said. “Could be a job!”

Q: It’s been a really wide range of parts for you, lately. In “Remember Me,” you’re this tough New York businessman.

A: Yes, this powerful, Donald Trump type. I’m very hard-nosed, separated from my wife — we’ve already lost one son to drugs, and I’m estranged from my other son, who’s played by Robert Pattinson. . . . It’s good. He’s very good in it, too. I’m so fond of Rob — this young fellow in the vortex of fame.

Q: And then in “The Ghost Writer,” you’re this politician facing a trial for war crimes. He’s a pretty shady character. And yet he gives a strong and rather stirring justification of himself at the end. He certainly doesn’t think he’s a villain.

A: Villains never do. There’s an ambivalence to him, and an ambivalence to his emotional heart. He’s a man who’s broken and hollowed out.

Q: There’s a bit of Beckett to that movie, isn’t there? This sort of absurdist tragedy, this Irish feeling of “Don’t worry — things will get worse.”

A: It is Beckett-like, isn’t it? I’ve been reading a bit of Beckett lately and you’re right: There is that desolation. But it is Polanski-esque, too. It’s Polanski with all guns blazing — the metaphor, the subterfuge, the malevolence, the claustrophobia, the orchestration of his own legend and history.

Q: In “Remember Me,” you play this very distant father of a troubled son. I know your own father took off when you were very young; your mother had to pretty much keep the family together. Growing up, do you think you took more of a lesson from your father on how not to behave? From your mother, on how you should?

A: Oh, God (long pause). I don’t know. I don’t know. Who knows what makes you what you are? Being Irish, being Catholic, that has something to do with who I am. A sense of aloneness as a young man, a fractured home life. Then the great clarity of a new beginning with my mother and my Scottish stepfather in London — but then, too, being an Irish lad in a big English metropolis, being an outsider, having to play the game to get along. All those things went to make me who I am. And then the gratitude — gratitude that I found a vocation in acting, that I was actually good at something when I was always being told I wasn’t good at anything.

Q: You’ve mentioned being impressed by how Rob Pattinson’s handling his fame. But you really had two waves of it, first with “Remington Steele” and then with the Bond films. Were the experiences very different, coming a decade or so apart?

A: “Remington,” that was just the golden opportunity to create a career and an American life. And it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t taken the leap and mortgaged my house for 2,000 pounds and caught a cheap flight out on Freddie Laker. That was the start. And Bond, Bond always came in and out of my life with drama.

Q: Since you left 007, though, you’ve been doing a wider range of parts than ever. In retrospect, was it good you got out of Bond? Was there a danger that his tuxedo was turning into a straitjacket?

A: Well, I was very aware of being within the confines of a very iconic character. I’d seen the men who’d gone before me, and I’d seen the careers that they had afterward and the lives that they had lived as actors. Now, Sean (Connery) was the man for me — he was the Bond of my generation and the only one that I wanted to try to emulate, but with the firm knowledge that I couldn’t do what he did, that I’d have to do what I do. But within my time of service to her majesty in that role, I always knew I wanted to have a career thereafter. And so, since then, that’s what I’ve been busy with. A working actor, just chipping away, chipping away.

Q: Role by role.

A: You know, it’s really as simple as that. Role by role. The scripts don’t come pouring in; I have to fight for every part. Sometimes, I wonder where my place in this town called Hollywood is — and that can give you a really dull headache. So you just get on with the job. You say to your agent, “I want to work. I need to work. I like to work. Find me good work.” And as you get older, you adjust accordingly, the confidence level increases — you know what has to be done, and if you’re not feeling the emotion at that exact moment on the set, well, you pretend. You just bloody act it. Because you’re a working actor, and hopefully at the end of the day, there’s a handful of films in a career that you can look at and say, that one, that was a great role. And it’s all mine

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12-03-10

"Remember Me" in theaters

 

"Remember Me"

in theaters TODAY

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RELEASE BELGIUM ; 7 TH OF APRIL 2010

 

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Brosnan & Keely spotted

 

Brosnan & Keely spotted

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Pierce Brosnan and wife, Kelly Shaye-Smith, were spotted leaving Malibu Colony Company at Cross Creek in California yesterday. Pierce’s new movie, Remember Me, that also stars Robert Pattinson hits theaters tomorrow.

Pierce recently told ABC News how he would love to be in another Bond movie.

“I was wondering why the door closed on me! I thought everything was going so well! You know ‘Come back,’ they say, ‘Come back’ and there you go! We won’t talk about that.”

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05-03-10

Bond is back?

Bond is back?

 

Pierce Brosnan will never be the same - the same debonair international spy known as James Bond he played so iconically in the '90s. But no matter. Today, Brosnan is a full-time film actor who is busier than ever, juggling four new movies, five children and newfound visibility. "People think if they don't see you as James Bond, that's it, you're retired," he says. "That I'm still at the table is great."

In addition to the recent Percy Jackson & The Olympians, he plays an ex-British prime minister in The Ghost Writer, opening nationally this weekend. Coincidentally, Brosnan, who lost his first wife to cancer in 1991 and almost lost his son Sean, now 26, in a car accident in 2000, plays a grieving father in two other films. In Remember Me (opening March 12), he plays dad to Twilight star Robert Pattinson, and in The Greatest (April 2 in New York and L.A.), he's husband to Susan Sarandon. Recently, we spoke with him:

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04-03-10

Video premiere "Remember Me" NY

 

 

 Video premiere "Remember Me" NY

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03-03-10

"Remember Me" premiere NY pics!

"Remember Me" premiere NY pics!

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23-02-10

"Remember me" official movie clip

  

 "Remember me"

 official movie clip

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09-02-10

Brosnan about Robert Pattinson

 

 Brosnan talks about Robert Pattinson

 

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20-11-09

"Remember Me" official trailer

Remember Me 'official trailer'

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19-07-09

Brosnan video "on set for Remember me"

Brosnan video

"on set for Remember me"

 

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14-07-09

Official newsletter July 2009

Official newsletter July 2009

source ; www.piercebrosnan.com

I am currently shooting the new film "Remember Me" with the young and talented Robert Pattinson (Twilight) on location in New York. Directed by Allen Coulter and written by Will Fetters and Jenny Lumet, Remember Me is a tale of two lovers whose relationship is threatened as they try to cope with their respective family tragedies. I will be playing Robert’s father, while Lena Olin has been cast as his mother. Other cast members include Chris Cooper and Emilie de Ravin.

I recently wrapped production on 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.

In April I completed shooting 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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Brosnan on set of "Remember Me"

Brosnan on set of "Remember Me"

 

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09-07-09

pics on set "remember Me"

Brosnan on set pics "remember Me"

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Brosnan on set "Remember me"

 Brosnan on set "Remember me"

source; Irishcentral.com

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Fans rave about Brosnan as Pattinson hides in trailer
Irish star wins over new fans with smooth moves!

Irish star Pierce Brosnan was a huge hit with fans in New York today as he took time out to pose for photographs and sign autographs.

Brosnan, who is filming "Remember Me," in New York arrived back on the set yesterday after a vacation in Hawaii.

He plays the father to "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson in the film which shows how the family tries to come to terms with the death of Pattinson's brother.

There was tight security in the Irish stronghold of Maspeth in Queens as the burial scenes were filmed in Mount Olivet cemetery.

However, Brosnan waved away security and came out to visit with the fans who had gathered there.

"You're all here for me," he joked as little Diane Morrisey rushed forward to have her picture taken.

Morrissey said she was thrilled to see Brosnan and was also hoping to see Brosnan's co-star Pattinson.

However, there was no sign of Pattinson who stayed inside his trailer.

Pattinson has been under virtual siege by female fans in New York but Brosnan, who was a huge hit in the Bond movies, takes it all in his stride.

Rita Malone from County Cork was there with her daughter Eilish and she said Brosnan was a proper gentleman.

"We went downtown yesterday to see him and he was just great, so he was," she said.

"He spent about 15 minutes chatting to the fans and posing for the pictures with the children.

"It's so nice to see that he's still a true Irish gentleman."

Dublin woman Bernice Hughes was similarly impressed.

"He might be from County Meath," she said, referring to the inter-county football rivalry, "but he's a total gentleman."

"He came out to chat to everyone and asked them what they were doing here.

"It's so refreshing to see someone so comfortable with their fame and being so nice."

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20-06-09

Official Newsletter June 16th

 

Official Newsletter June 2009

source ;

www.piercebrosnan.com

June 16, 2009

Dear Friends,

Schools out for summer and I am en route to Hawaii for a brief visit. I will be starting a new film “Remember Me” with the young and talented Robert Pattinson (Twilight) on location in New York this summer. Directed by Allen Coulter and written by Will Fetters and Jenny Lumet, Remember Me is a tale of two lovers whose relationship is threatened as they try to cope with their respective family tragedies. I will be playing Robert’s father, while Lena Olin has been cast as his mother. Other cast members include Chris Cooper and Emilie de Ravin.

I recently wrapped production on 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.

In April I completed shooting 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,

04-06-09

Pierce Brosnan "Remember Me"

Pierce Brosnan "Remember Me"

 variety.com

Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan have joined the cast of Remember Me starring Robert Pattinson.

The movie stars Pattinson as a young man whose brother’s suicide has split up his parents and left him sleepwalking through life. De Ravin will play a young woman who watches her mother get killed and decides its about time to grab life by the balls. Cooper will play her father. Brosnan will play Pattinson’s father while Lena Olin is in negotiations to play his mother.

Allen Coulter will direct the project form a script originally written by Will Fetters and later rewritten by Jenny Lumet. Production begins June 15th in New York

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