Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Year in the Life of Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan attends a preview and discussion of ABC's The Son at the LBJ Library in Austin Texas. (Photo: Jay Godwin / LBJ Library)

By Tom Deignan, Columnist
April / May 2018

It looks like we’ll see Pierce Brosnan singing and dancing before we see him trying to prevent the escape of three dozen Irish Republican Army soldiers from a Northern Irish prison. This summer, look for Brosnan, as well as Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Cher, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s been ten years since the gang first got together on a Greek island to belt out classic Abba tunes such as “Dancing Queen” and “Fernando.” Well, they’re back for another round of songs and family drama.

Brosnan has numerous other films awaiting release, among them H-Block, one of the more impressive recent gatherings of Irish movie talent. Directed by Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father, The Boxer), the film also features Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan and is based on the notorious escape of over 30 IRA prisoners from Long Kesh prison in 1983. Brosnan plays a prison guard in the film, which had initially been scheduled for release this year, but has since been delayed due to financing problems. ♦

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