The Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, who several times in the role crept from secret agent James Bond, has a “European Achievement in World Cinema from the European Film Academy in recognition for his “rich and extensive career, but also behind the camera”.
Brosnan received the award on the occasion of the 29th European Film Awards in the Polish Wroclaw, the European Capital of culture in 2016.
Former agent 007 received the prize from hands of director Susanne Bier, with whom he collaborated for the feature film “Love is all you need” (2012). “Since I was 17 years old, I had a burning desire to be an actor,” said a visibly moved Brosnan, then a word of thanks addressed to his wife.
“Action, comedy, and romance, Pierce Brosnan was seen in all genres, whether as KGB agent Valeri Petrofsky in ‘The Fourth Protocol’ by John Mackenzie (1987), as the neurotic hit man Julian Noble in ‘The Matador,’ by Richard Shepard (2005), as the former captain Gideon in ‘Seraphim Falls’ by David Von Ancken (2006), if a pensioner who is a shady businessman chases in “The Love Punch” by Joel Hopkins (2013), or as the former British prime minister Adam Lang in The Ghost Writer’ by Roman Polanski (2010),” said the European film Academy.
Mister Johnson to The Foreigner
The actor had notice in ‘Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford (1990), ‘The Lawnmower Man by Brett Leonard (1992), ‘The Thomas Crown Affair by John McTiernan (1999), “The Tailor of Panama” by John Boorman (2001), ‘Mamma Mia!,” Phyllida Lloyd (2008) and also ‘The November Man of Roger Donaldson (2014). He will also be seen in the upcoming film ‘The Foreigner’ by Martin Campbell, with Jackie Chan.
The list of films in which Brosnan played a part is long, but his most important role was undoubtedly that of James Bond, which he played from 1995 to 2002 in ‘GoldenEye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘die Another Day’.
In addition to his acting career has Pierce Brosnan also own a production company with which he is already eleven movies, has made. (Belga)