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During an interview with The Daily Telegraph to promote his new film The Love Punch, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has been reminiscing about his time as James Bond, stating that he is unable to watch himself as 007 as he was “never good enough”.
“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean,” says Brosnan, who played Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. “It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well.”
How do you feel Brosnan stacked up as Bond? Let us know your thoughts… »
- Gary Collinson
Oh, the curse of being an attractive film star! Nobody takes you seriously. Those poor, pretty people! Enough with the bitter sarcasm, I know, but there’s more than a bit of truth in it, especially for actresses. Often Oscar has rewarded them for “glamming-down”! Charlize Theron gained weight, wore fake choppers, and endured hours in the make-up chair for Monster and took home the gold as did Nicole Kidman when she donned a phony “schnozzola” in The Hours. And there’s reward in tackling a role from the down-trodden classes as Halle Berry did in Monster’S Ball. Of course, this is not exclusive actress strategy. Brad Pitt scored a nomination for his twitchy turn in 12 Monkeys and just a few weeks ago mega-hunk Matthew McConaghuey grabbed Best Actor for going gaunt and sickly for Dallas Buyers Club. With Dom Hemingway Brit glamour guy Jude Law has forsaken his »
- Jim Batts
The cast might well have done it just for the sake of a holiday on the French riviera, but at least this cheerfully daft adventure canters along amiably
It is said that Michael Caine decided to do the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels after reading the script's first line: "Ext. South Of France. Day". Perhaps Emma Thompson had a similar experience before accepting her role in this entirely ridiculous, cheerfully daft and very amiable midlife comedy in which she goes to the French Riviera to steal a super-valuable diamond. Thompson and Pierce Brosnan play Kate and Richard, a bickering divorced couple who face poverty in their retirement years because a sinister plutocrat has bought Richard's company and done a Robert Maxwell on the pension scheme on which these ex-spouses were relying. They are forced to team up to get revenge and head off to Cannes, along with feisty neighbours Jerry (Timothy Spall »
- Peter Bradshaw
Rosamund Pike has revealed that her role in the James Bond movies helped her to learn about herself, as she takes part in a new photoshoot for W Magazine.
"The Bond film was like an ejector seat from normality into a crazy circus world," Pike said. "It was trial by fire. I was 21, and I was made to look far more sophisticated than I felt."
She continued: "Instantly, I had to come to terms with myself as a woman and also as an object. I was looking at myself from the outside for the first time. That awareness, for any girl, is both horrible and fascinating."
Pike also revealed that she had never seen a James Bond film before she was cast in the role. »
"Mrs. Doubtfire," the smash comedy that saw Robin Williams dressing up like an Scottish housekeeper so that he could spend more time with his estranged kids, might be more than 20 years old, but there are some at Fox who still think that a sequel is something of a priority. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Williams and original director Chris Columbus are looking to reunite for a follow-up, to be penned by "Elf" writer David Berenbaum. Get ready for more drive-by fruitings, everyone!
According to the Hollywood Reporter, development on a sequel began in 2001 (seriously? Not 1995?), with Bonnie Hunt being hired to write a screenplay. Her screenplay, and many others, were ultimately rejected, in a costly development process that yielded no results. When Berenbaum became attached earlier this year, it was with an idea that was finally strong enough for both Columbus and Williams to get behind. While it's far from a sure thing, »
- Drew Taylor
Robin Williams may be returning for an upcoming "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel -- but one of the film's child stars wants to stay as far away from it as possible.It was announced yesterday that Fox 2000 is working on a followup to the beloved 1993 flick, with Robin, original director Chris Columbus and "Elf" writer David Berenbaum all attached.The first film revolved around a divorced dad who dresses up as an old Scottish nanny in order to spend more time with his children. Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Mara Wilson and Matthew Lawrence all co-starred.And while the title character is definitely coming back, one of the kids wants nothing to do with it.Mara Wilson, now 26, took to Twitter yesterday to publicly distance herself from the project -- saying sequels "generally suck." For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I. »
- tooFab Staff
While only making a small handful of films across his career, Joel Hopkins has never had any trouble drawing in the stars, as having worked alongside Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thomspon in his preceding endeavour Last Chance Harvey, he now reunites with the latter once more in The Love Punch, also throwing Pierce Brosnan into the mix for good measure.
Ahead of the film’s April 18 release, we sat down with the director himself, to discuss working with such talented performers, why there does tend to be a rather substantial break between his projects, and how the idea for The Love Punch came about during a spot of tea with Emma Thompson…
The Love Punch is released on April 18.
- Stefan Pape
The original film was based on Anne Fine’s 1987 novel, Madame Doubtfire, and also stars Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. The film followed the misadventures of an unemployed actor, Daniel Hillard, who, following his divorce, disguises himself as an elderly female nanny, allowing him to secretly masquerade his way back into the lives of his children.
This sequel has been in the works for quite some time. Back in 2001, Bonnie Hunt was hired to write the script. But there’s been no success. Perhaps this time things will work out. How do you feel about this sequel?
The post ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel In The Works appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »
- Laura Frances
David Berenbaum (Elf) has signed on to write the screenplay, although no story details were revealed. This sequel has actually been in development since 2001, when actress/writer Bonnie Hunt signed on to write the script, but the project went through several rewrites and began to languish in development. The sequel has been inactive for years, mainly because both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus weren't interested in any of the rewrites, but they both sparked to David Berenbaum's story earlier this year and are currently attached.
Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Gabler are overseeing the sequel for Fox 2000. The original Mrs. Doubtfire, which earned nearly $220 million during its domestic theatrical run more than 20 years ago, centered on a struggling actor and divorced father (Robin Williams) who tries to »
Cue Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” on your tape deck: Fox 2000 Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. And lest you worry that they’ll cast Zac Efron in the title role (actually, we might watch that movie), the plan is to reunite original star Robin Williams with director Chris Columbus, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported. Elf writer David Berenbaum is attached to pen the script.
The film — which was No. 67 on the AFI’s America’s Funniest Movies list — told the story of a dad in the middle of a divorce (Williams »
- Katie Atkinson
Fox 2000 has tapped “Elf” scribe David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit “Mrs. Doubtfire,” with Robin Williams attached to reprise his starring role and Chris Columbus to return as director.
The original movie, which was based on the Anne Fine book, followed Williams’ struggling actor and divorced father who disguises himself as an elderly housekeeper in order to see his kids while his ex-wife has custody. Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan also starred.
The pic took more than $400 million worldwide, and Fox has tried to get a sequel into production ever since. Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing for Fox 2000.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
Sean Connery. George Lazenby. Roger Moore. Timothy Dalton. Pierce Brosnan. Daniel Craig. Those are the six men who have played James Bond. Now, mentally rank them in your head from best to worst. Done? Good. I can.t speak for you, but I can tell you a majority of people seem to put Connery and Craig at the top, Brosnan and Moore in the middle and Dalton and Lazenby on the bottom, except, apparently, Pierce Brosnan himself, who has no love whatsoever for what he did with the character. Speaking to The Telegraph, Brosnan admitted to having very serious insecurities about his own ability to handle the character, and despite being proud of the honor and appreciative of all the opportunities it gave to him, he apparently won.t even watch his Bond movies with his own children. It.s just too depressing. "I have no desire to watch myself »
★☆☆☆☆If you were one of the many rubbed up the wrong way by Michael Hoffman's lightweight yet likable crime caper throwback Gambit (2012) a few years back, prepare yourself for the Second Coming. Starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson as jet-setting divorcees on a mission to nick back their stolen nest egg (in diamond form), Joel Hopkins' The Love Punch (2013) is one of those films so implausible that it scuppers any hopes of being in any way ingratiating. Scraping the barrel for laughs revolving around 'being old', cat allergies and, when all else fails, Timothy Spall's digestive tract, it's only the twinkle-eyed self-parody of former Bond Brosnan that makes this dire Brit-com remotely watchable. »
- CineVue UK
It's been more than two decades since Robin Williams proved the box office power of his Mrs. Doubtfire , the 1993 Chris Columbus comedy that pulled in more than $440 million worldwide. Now, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Fox 2000 has a sequel in the works with both Williams and Columbus attached to return as star and director, respectively. David Berenbaum ( Elf ) will provide the screenplay. The original film (also co-produced by Williams) was based on Anne Fine's 1987 novel, Madame Doubtfire , and also stars Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. It follows the misadventures of an unemployed actor, Daniel Hillard, who, following his divorce, disguises himself as an elderly female nanny, allowing him to secretly masquerade his way back into the lives of his children. The »
Having both made their fair share of profound, more sincere features, acting duo Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie are not offering something a little lighter with their latest offering The Love Punch – and we had the great pleasure of sitting down with the pair to discuss their work on the Joel Hopkins project.
As Thompson claims this to be one of the most fun sets she has ever worked on, it’s evident to see in the picture, as the stars, alongside Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Spall are evidently having the time of their lives, and it’s a sentiment that extends to the viewer. So we got on the subject of happiness in cinema, and why films these days aren’t quite as unashamedly joyous as those from the 50s. The pair also discuss working in the South of France, and Thompson very nearly spills the beans on her worst ever holiday. »
- Stefan Pape
Irish actor Pierce Brosnan seemed like a natural fit for James Bond, the suave British spy he played in four films throughout the '90s and early 2000s. But Brosnan doesn't agree, revealing in a recent interview that he can't bring himself to watch the movies anymore because his performance is "just never good enough."
The actor made those startling statements while speaking with the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, admitting that while the stardom the franchise brought him afforded him the freedom to pursue passion projects and start a production company, he was never quite comfortable in the role.
"I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]," Brosnan said. "It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, »
- Katie Roberts
Though not the best James Bond, Pierce Brosnan was far from the worst. In fact, I count Goldeneye as one of my favorite films of the franchise and was always a big fan of the actor’s portrayal of the iconic character. It turns out that not everyone feels that way though, as Brosnan himself says that he can’t even watch his 007 films as he doesn’t think that they were “good enough.”
“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean…It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterization didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well,” said the actor. »
- Matt Joseph
Building on the commercial proposition suggested five years ago in the late-middle-age romance “Last Chance Harvey,” writer-director Joel Hopkins once again attempts to woo the more mature cinemagoer with “The Love Punch,” a creaky heist-caper comedy that hopes to get by on sunny amiability. Reuniting with “Harvey” actress Emma Thompson, teaming here with Pierce Brosnan, Hopkins ups the stakes in terms of photogenic locations, ditching the picture-postcard London of the earlier film for Paris and the French Riviera. And with a solid cast that also includes Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall, the elements may be just seductive enough to sock targeted audiences into the ring.
Businessman Richard (Brosnan) and Kate (Thompson) are a divorced couple whom their best friends and neighbors, Jerry (Spall) and Penelope (Imrie), would love to see get back together. Richard, rebounding from his latest fling with a much younger woman, would like that, too. (“You get me, »
- Charles Gant
If it was a surprise to Pierce Brosnan to realize he was 60, it's certainly a shock to the rest of us as well. Brosnan recently said:“The next morning all the birthday cards were there and there was one in the middle that said 60. Just that number alone…”And yet the man who once was Bond is not slowing down. In the Daily Telegraph interview quoted above, he notes that he's made seven movies in the past two years, including “The Love Punch” with Emma Thompson, which arrives this month. Indeed Brosnan gives the impression of being far from settled, and not even especially happy with his most iconic achievements: he professes himself unable to watch his old Bond films, finding them “never good enough.”“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean...It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. »
- Ben Brock
I've enjoyed Daniel Craig as James Bond, however I have a special place in my heart for Pierce Brosnan's Bond flicks, especially Goldeneye. To me, they feel more like Bond movies than the recent ones with Craig. I'm not saying Pierce Brosnan was a better Bond than Daniel Craig, but his movies are definitely more like the older ones than Craig's. But apparently Pierce Brosnan doesn't like watching himself as Bond. The actor recently told The Telegraph »
- Jesse Giroux
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