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ShowBizIreland.com's Jason O'Callaghan
Brosnan from the set of his new movie Evelyn
and quizzes him about Bond and other projects.
O'Callaghan & Pierce Brosnan
the new Bond be shot in Ireland?
that parts of the Bond film will be shot in Ireland
are just rumors, unfortunately Ireland will not feature
in the next Bond film.
you ever move back to Ireland?
keep dreaming about living here but never get around
to doing anything practical about it. But, I am very
happy to be back working in Ireland at the moment.
this script (Evelyn) and not one of the hundreds of
others you get?
It was the script that attracted me. Then when Bruce
Beresford got involved with his cinematic flare
I just could not refuse.
it is so far from Bond?
is a little step away from the Bond. But Bond can
also be a milestone around your neck. You have to
step away from that as one can get pigeon holed so
easily by it. You have got to stay on your toes as
an actor and search for roles that can stretch you.
And take you in a different direction. And this is
a far cry from the world of Bond.
So, what is the secret with your Bond plans?
We finish here on December 17th and Bond starts shooting
on January 13th with a short break over Christmas.
Contractually that's it. They have me for three with
the option for a forth and this is the option. I don't
know where it's going to go after this. As for a fifth
Bond, I'd like to do one - I've never really got them
too tightly about a fifth.
you happy with the one's you have made?
always think you do the best you can. They have been
you want to be Bond since you were younger or has
it been more of a burden?
I started out as an actor at 18 years of age I wasn't
going out to be James Bond it just came along and
I talked to the studio and I said yes. Then I could
not get out of the contract with Remington Steele.
So, it sort of lingered around and it finally came
back and here I am. The most important thing for me
is to enjoy what you ever you do. I enjoy playing
Bond it's been great for my career and allowed me
to set up my production company Irish Dreamtime.
It's allowed me to come back and do The Nephew
and Thomas Crown.
role does leave you with a certain stigma or typecast?
was trained as an actor to take up many roles and
I like to think that I have some versatility but you
do find with a role like Bond that you are nailed
to the floor.
How does it feel to be the producer of Evelyn as
well as its lead actor?
I have a very good partner in Beau St Claire.
I just have the title of producer but I am an actor.
But, when I put on the producers hat if there is such
a job is to find the material, which we started doing
five years ago. We started off making The Nephew with
the late great Donal McCann. Now we have this
great script and I sent it to Bruce who worked with
me on a movie ten years ago in Nigeria and he took
to it and here we are. That's how it differs.
is the mission statement of your company Irish Dreamtime?
The intentions of the company being Irish Dreamtime
is that we keep coming back to Ireland and make movies
and find stories that touch me and hopefully be entertaining.
We hope to work between here and Hollywood.
you like your character in the film Evelyn?
story just moves me. The courage of Desmond Doyle
and the truth of the man and the simplicity of
the man. It was just a well-written story by Paul
Pender and it just touched me as I tuned the pages
we just worked on it and it got better and better.
you cast the movie?
Hubbard's did the casting and they got everyone and
I just said yes. Stephen Rea is one of my heroes.
The material is good and the whole set is just relaxed
it's great. It just works you have don't to push anything.
this in anyway a personal story?
is no similarity between Desmond Doyle and me. Apart
from both being Irish. But, I left when I was four
and under different circumstances and I just liked
the story cause it's was such good quality.
you miss James Bond?
It a good break from Bond but it is nice to go back
you like making films here more then in Hollywood?
is a great ease in the people here. And it's very
comfortable making films here. Although sometimes
the whether can be a bit of a thorn in your side but
I have a need to come back as this is where I come
from. Down the road in Navan, County Meath. I find
it just a kick in the pants to come with my own company
after the success of Bond.
When is Evelyn due out?
not a big film so it will be have to placed well as
it would get lost in the summer blockbusters so I
would say next autumn.
have got a lot of criticism over the past two months
for taking the script for Holding Fire, about
the death of New York fireman. Can you clear up any
of those rumors?
I know little about. It came to my company and through
an executive in Hollywood. I have read an article
that was not that negative but I don't know if we
are going to make it or not.
plans for Thomas Crown Affair 2?
We have talked of Thomas Two. But I think Thomas One
was good enough.
you have big plans for Evelyn?
have high hopes for this film as I followed my own
heart. I have enough fame and enough money and just
want to get on with what turns me on like this film.