Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has been awarded the European Film Award for Achievement in World Cinema
It was a stunning gala evening yesterday at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland, the European Capital of Culture 2016. In a total of 22 categories the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. After previously being nominated in 1998 for the Achievement in World Cinema Award for his performance in “Tomorrow Never Dies”, actor Pierce Brosnan received the award at yesterday evenings gala after an introduction by highly acclaimed film director Susanne Bier.
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Visibly touched by the standing ovations, Brosnan described the award as the most meaningful and rewarding gift he ever received. After highlighting important stations in his long career, Brosnan paid tribute to his long-time friend and producing partner Beau Marie St. Clair who sadly passed away in January 2016. He also tenderly thanked his wife, journalist Keely Shaye Smith, bringing her to tears.
In the final part of his acceptance speech, Brosnan urged filmmakers to come together and make sense of what is happening in our countries and nations in these turbulent times that we find ourselves in. A truly inspiring and wonderful speech by the legend that is Pierce Brosnan.