Pierce Brosnan

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Quotes (21)

  • Pierce: (on filming "Mama Mia") I said 'yes' right away because it meant working with Meryl Streep. Secondly, I saw the show with my family in London, and found it just so wonderfully happy and joyful, and so pitched in time forever in the 1970s. What a kick in the pants, to be able to go off and spend time with Meryl on some Greek island, singing ABBA songs.

  • Pierce: (during a HIV/AIDS broadcast for UNICEF) We want the world to focus on children whose lives have been devastated by AIDS. The millions of children who are missing their parents; their childhood, their future but most importantly, they are missing YOU. Everyone can make a real difference. Your voice is needed in a global movement that can change their world.

  • Pierce: (on his son, Christopher) Christopher is still very lost . Shockingly so. I know where he is, but he’s having a hard life. I can only have strong faith and believe he will recover. He has tested everybody in this family but none more so than himself. He knows how to get out. He doesn’t want to. You never completely cut them off, but I have cut Christopher off. I had to say, ‘Go get busy living, or get busy dying’. He has my prayers.

  • Pierce (on becoming an American citizen): I want to have a voice. I want to be able to vote for John Kerry. I found a whole new life and identity in America. But, my heart and soul will forever be Irish.

  • Pierce: The older you get the stronger you have to get. Getting old is not for sissies.

  • Pierce: This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful.

  • (on life after James Bond) Pierce: I thought... I can do anything I want to do now. I'm not beholden to them or anyone. I'm not shackled by some contracted image. So there was a sense of liberation.

  • Pierce: It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phoney doing them.

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Trivia (19)

  • In 2008 Pierce received a Razzie award for 'worst supporting actor' for his role as in the film Mamma Mia!.

  • Pierce got a lot of criticism for his arguably weak singing voice in the 2008 film version of Mamma Mia! Still, he has a good-natured attitude about it, joking that his kids and their nanny all "cringed" when they first heard him sing.

  • Pierce has narrated the Thomas and Friends The Great Discovery: The Movie, and in 2008 signed up as the narrator for three years.

  • Pierce is a strong advocate for women's health care and children's welfare issues. He is the Campaign Chairman for the Entertainment Industry Foundation which supports over 300 charities.

  • Pierce is well known for his environmental activism and passion about saving marine mammals and other animals. In 1997, he received the Environmental Leadership Award from Mikhail Gorbachev, President of Green Cross International, in recognition of his work.

  • In November 2007 it was revealed Pierce was being investigated by the police for assaulting a photographer as he left a restaurant with his children.

  • In 2001, Pierce was made a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Ireland.

  • The first two films that Pierce saw at the cinema were Goldfinger and Lawrence of Arabia and they were very influential for him. His his favourite Bond movie is From Russia with Love, and his least favourite is On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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