Pierce Brosnan to be honoured at this year’s EFAs
by Fran Royo
- The Irish actor and producer will scoop top honours at the EFA ceremony, receiving the European Achievement in World Cinema Award
In recognition of his unique contribution to the world of film, with a rich and extensive career both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a producer, Ireland's Pierce Brosnan will be presented with the honorary European Achievement in World Cinema Award by the European Film Academy at this year’s European Film Awards ceremony on 10 December in Wroclaw, the Polish European Capital of Culture 2016.
Action, comedy and romance - Brosnan has worked with numerous genres, moving, upsetting and inspiring the audience with his singing of ABBA songs as one of the fathers in Mamma Mia! [+see also:
film profile] by Phyllida Lloyd, as the angry businessman and widower Philip in Love is All You Need [+see also:
film profile] by Susanne Bier, as tough former agent Peter Deveraux in the action-thriller The November Man (2014) by Roger Donaldson (which he also produced) and as former British Prime Minister Adam Lang in The Ghost Writer [+see also:
film profile] by Roman Polanski, as well as in The Tailor of Panama by John Boorman, to name just a few of his many film credits.
From 1995 to 2002, he played the world's most famous secret agent, James Bond, in Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997 - for which he received an EFA nomination), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002).
In addition to his licence to kill and his work in front of the camera, Pierce Brosnan has long had a passion for the art of filmmaking. He launched his own production company and has produced 11 films to date, including The Nephew (1998), The Match (1999), Laws of Attraction (2004) and I.T. (2016), among others. He has recently completed production on The Foreigner [+see also:
film profile], a Martin Campbell film, co-starring Jackie Chan. He is currently filming The Only Living Boy In New York alongside Jeff Bridges for director Marc Webb and will next star in Across The River and into the Trees, based on Ernest Hemingway's classic novel of the same name and directed by Martin Campbell.
Brosnan, who was appointed Unicef Ambassador for Ireland in December 2001 and was honoured with the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his contribution to the British film industry, will be an honorary guest at the 29th European Film Awards ceremony for his impressive dedication to cinema.
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