Seacrest interviews Brosnan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks him questions about his role in the film The November Man.
It took five years to bring it to the screen. I optioned this series of books by Bill Granger. It worked out really well. I suppose I should have picked up the gun sooner after the days of Bond. It’s kind of a hard-nosed, gritty character.
In this thriller, directed by Roger Donaldson, Brosnan plays a legendary ex-CIA agent who emerges from retirement to protect a witness, but his mission lands him in the sights of his former protégé in this cat-and-mouse spy thriller based on the novel There are no Spies by Bill Granger. Co-starring Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko.
That ambiguity and the ambivalence of his moral stance is something that was appealing. He’s a cultured badass, he’s a seasoned, sassy operative who’s played the game a long time, and been manipulated himself over many years.
Jimmy chats with Brosnan about his film, The November Man, and his comical history with the James Bond franchise on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
I don’t ski. I love Roger but I don’t ski.
Brosnan and Fallon play GoldenEye 007 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
When in doubt, chop.
In this comedy, directed by Joel Hopkins, Brosnan plays Richard. Their nest egg stolen out from under them by a deceitful French financier, Richard and Kate recruit their former neighbours to help them steal the $10 million diamond that their nemesis has just purchased for his fiancée. Co-starring Emma Thompson and Louise Bourgoin.
I certainly got the jokes within the joke, dressing up in a wet suit, sitting in a Twingo, scaling a rubber mountain, dressing up and stealing a diamond, of course.
Brosnan plays Martin, in this drama directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Martin meets three other people on New Year’s Eve and together they form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives. Co-starring Toni Collette and Imogen Poots.
I don’t think Martin was very good at his job. He knew he wasn’t very good at his job. He was probably a failed actor who stumbled into the world of breakfast TV and was more enamored by making people laugh and playing the buffoon within it all, and then, got found out, really.
Brosnan discusses his new film, Love Is All You Need, about a widower finding new love, in this interview for PBS.
All the people in this film are somewhat mangled in their own way, fractured in their own way, and searching in their own way. So there was no remorse, there was no sentimentality; there was no kind of me trying to work out past histories of my own life. This was purely for entertainment value.
Brosnan plays Philip in this romance directed by Susanne Bier. Philip, a widowed Englishman working in Denmark and a Danish hairdresser who’s been left by her husband forge a fragile romance during a trip to Italy to see their son and daughter get married. Co-starring Trine Dyrholm and Molly Blixt Egelind.
I was fully aware of the notes within the piece that chimed with my own life, having lost a wife to cancer. The road I have travelled means I can understand just about as much as one can understand such tragedy in life.
In this comedy, directed by Douglas McGrath, Brosnan plays Jack Abelhammer. Kate Reddy struggles daily to balance the demands of her high-powered career with the needs of her husband and children. When she gets an account that requires frequent trips to New York and her husband gets a new job, Kate finds herself spread even thinner. Complicating Kate’s life even more is new business associate Abelhammer, who throws temptation into the mix. Co-starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelsey Grammer.
I do love the notion of the younger woman, as I’m now the older man. You see it in men, that fear that the clock is ticking, the clock is ticking, and women become more and more beautiful, every age group. It just becomes this lustfulness of yearning and want. There are just so many gorgeous women and your attitude to time and the ticking of it, and what could have been.
In this drama, directed by George Ratliff, Brosnan plays Reverend Dan who oversees a megachurch. When Dan’s nemesis, an atheist author, dies, Dan taps Carl, a parishioner, to take on unusual new tasks in the church. Co-starring Greg Kinnear and Marisa Tomei. Ratliff:
It’s what Pierce and I talked about every minute that we were together. It’s very important that Dan Day believes, that he’s actually a believer, and he does these things but he never stops believing. He just turns the belief into this was somehow Satan coming in to undo all of his work, and he used Carl, the person I would never expect.
Brosnan plays Sam, one of three possible fathers, in this musical comedy directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Bride-to-be Sophie tries to find her real father before her wedding day as she, her friends, and her family sing hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA to set the scenes. Co-starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth and Christine Baranski.
I’m pretty tried-and-tested in the world of ‘suit acting, so I’m thrilled to be able to tackle something like this. I’m excited to see what will happen next. Really, at this stage in my career, I’m happy to still be at the table.