Victoria Abril is a Spanish film actress and singer. She is best known to audiences for her performance in the movie ¡Átame. by director Pedro Almodóvar. Born in Madrid, Abril became widely known in Spain in 1976 when she appeared for two years in the show Un, tres. responda otra vez, besides working in Spain, she made films in France, where she resides and Iceland. She has been nominated eight times for Goya Awards in the Lead Actress category and has won once and she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Amantes. Two years later, she was awarded with the Berlinale Camera at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival, in 2005, she made her debut with a bossanova-jazz album called PutchEros do Brasil. She tried to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with Bang-Bang-Bang, on 28 July 1977 Victoria Abril married Gustavo Laube, former footballer of the national team of Chile. The couple separated in early 1982, Victoria Abril has two sons with the French director Gérard de Battista.
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Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is an English actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre and his performance as Count Almásy in The English Patient garnered him a second Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. He voiced Rameses in The Prince of Egypt and Alfred Pennyworth in The Lego Batman Movie, in 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeares tragedy Coriolanus, in which he played the title character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Prince Hamlet on Broadway, since 1999, Fiennes has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK. One of the highest profile actors in contemporary British popular culture, Fiennes was born in Ipswich, on 22 December 1962. He is the eldest child of Mark Fiennes, a farmer and photographer, and Jennifer Lash and he has English and Scottish ancestry. His surname is of Norman origin and his grandfathers were industrialist Sir Maurice Fiennes and Brigadier Henry Alleyne Lash.
His great-great-uncle was Edward Pomeroy Colley, a Civil Engineer and first class passenger who died in the sinking of RMS Titanic, Fiennes is an eighth cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales, and a third cousin of adventurer Ranulph Fiennes and author William Fiennes. He is the eldest of six children and his siblings are actor Joseph Fiennes, Martha Fiennes, a director, Magnus Fiennes, a composer, Sophie Fiennes, a filmmaker, and Jacob Fiennes, a conservationist. His foster brother, Michael Emery, is an archaeologist and his nephew Hero Fiennes-Tiffin played Tom Riddle, young Lord Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Fiennes family moved to Ireland in 1973, living in West Cork, Fiennes was educated at St Kierans College for one year, followed by Newtown School, a Quaker independent school in County Waterford. They moved to Salisbury in England, where Fiennes finished his schooling at Bishop Wordsworths School and he went on to pursue painting at Chelsea College of Art before deciding that acting was his true passion.
Fiennes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art between 1983 and 1985 and he began his career at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park and at the National Theatre before achieving prominence at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fiennes first worked on screen in 1990 and made his debut in 1992 as Heathcliff in Emily Brontës Wuthering Heights opposite Juliette Binoche. He had a role in Peter Greenaways film The Baby of Mâcon with Julia Ormond. Later that year he became known internationally for portraying the amoral Nazi concentration camp commandant Amon Göth in Steven Spielbergs Schindlers List, for this he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He did not win the Oscar, but did win the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for the role and his portrayal of Göth earned him a spot on the American Film Institutes list of Top 50 Film Villains. Fiennes gained weight to represent Göth, but shed it afterwards, Fiennes stated that playing the role had a profoundly disturbing effect on him
Film editing is a creative and technical part of the post-production process of filmmaking. The term is derived from the process of working with film. The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots, Film editing is often referred to as the invisible art because when it is well-practiced, the viewer can become so engaged that he or she is not aware of the editors work. On its most fundamental level, film editing is the art, the job of an editor is not simply to mechanically put pieces of a film together, cut off film slates, or edit dialogue scenes. Editors usually play a role in the making of a film. Sometimes, auteurist film directors edit their own films, for example, Akira Kurosawa, Bahram Beyzai, with the advent of digital editing, film editors and their assistants have become responsible for many areas of filmmaking that used to be the responsibility of others. For instance, in past years, picture editors dealt only with just that—picture, sound and visual effects editors dealt with the practicalities of other aspects of the editing process, usually under the direction of the picture editor and director.
However, digital systems have increasingly put these responsibilities on the picture editor and it is common, especially on lower budget films, for the editor to cut in music, mock up visual effects, and add sound effects or other sound replacements. These temporary elements are replaced with more refined final elements by the sound, music. Early films were films that were one long, static. Motion in the shot was all that was necessary to amuse an audience, there was no story and no editing. Each film ran as long as there was film in the camera, in the first shot, an elderly couple is outside an art exhibition having lunch and follow other people inside through the door. The second shot shows what they do inside, one of the first films to use this technique, Georges Mélièss The Four Troublesome Heads from 1898, was produced with Pauls camera. There is a cut to close shot of the hands on the girls foot shown inside a circular mask. Even more remarkable was James Williamsons Attack on a China Mission Station, an armed party of British sailors arrived and defeat the Boxers and rescue the missionarys family.
The film used the first reverse angle cut in film history, James Williamson concentrated on making films taking action from one place shown in one shot to the next shown in another shot in films like Stop Thief. and Fire. Made in 1901, and many others and he experimented with the close-up, and made perhaps the most extreme one of all in The Big Swallow, when his character approaches the camera and appears to swallow it. These two filmmakers of the Brighton School pioneered the editing of the film, they tinted their work with color, by 1900, their films were extended scenes of up to 5 minutes long
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French actor. Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca and his parents were Spanish, natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, and had moved to North Africa to find work and escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. He has a sister named María Teresa, and the children were raised Catholic. Their mother died when he was a teenager and he learned Spanish from his parents, and Arabic and French growing up in Morocco. At the age of seventeen, he moved to France, where he studied acting in the Cours Simon School of Drama, when he moved to France he served in the French Army which was mandatory to gain his French citizenship. After he started to get acting jobs in France, Juan adopted the French version of his name, due to his large frame, Reno was called on to play heavies in his early career. He appeared in comedies and action films. He began his career in France, appearing in many films by director Luc Besson.
The two have continued to work together, collaborating in films produced, written, or directed by Besson, of their joint work, those that have achieved the most critical and commercial success include and the English-language films The Big Blue and Léon, The Professional. Reno did the voice-over for Mufasa in the French-language version of The Lion King, Reno has starred in such high-profile American films as French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, Impossible with Tom Cruise, Ronin with Robert De Niro, and Godzilla. Reno turned down the role of Agent Smith in The Matrix and he acted in French productions, Les Visiteurs, The Crimson Rivers, and Jet Lag by Danièle Thompson, which was a box-office success in France. In 2006, Reno had a prominent role in the remake of The Pink Panther and its sequel, playing Gilbert Ponton and he portrayed Captain Bezu Fache in the Ron Howard film The Da Vinci Code. Among his most successful films are Les Visiteurs and LEnquète corse, in advertising work, Reno has appeared in American television commercials for UPS and portrayed Doraemon in a series of Toyota ads in Japan, as part of the ReBorn campaign.
Reno first married Geneviève, with whom he has a daughter, renos second wife was Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model, with whom he has a son, and a daughter, Serena. On 29 July 2006, Reno married for the time, to another Polish model and actress, Zofia Borucka,35. Then-presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy served as his best man and Reno welcomed their first son Cielo born in July 2009 in New York City. Their second son Dean was born in September 2011, Reno maintains homes in Paris and Los Angeles. Bouillabaisse Couples Retreat Video Interview at AMCtv. com
Thomas Vinterberg is a Danish film director who, along with Lars von Trier, co-founded the Dogme 95 movement in filmmaking, which established rules for simplifying movie production. Vinterberg was born in Frederiksberg and that year Vinterberg made his first TV drama for DR TV and his short fiction film The Boy Who Walked Backwards, produced by Birgitte Hald at Nimbus Film. His first feature film was The Biggest Heroes, a movie that received acclaim in his native Denmark. In 1995, Vinterberg formed the Dogme 95 movement with Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, following that dogma in 1998, he conceived and directed the first of the Dogme movies, The Celebration. As per the rules of the Dogme manifesto, he did not take a directorial credit, however, he and the film won numerous nominations and awards, including the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. In 2003 he directed the science fiction love story Its All About Love. This movie was entirely in English and featured, among others, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, the movie did not do well, as critics and audiences found it idiosyncratic and somewhat incomprehensible.
His next film, the English-language Dear Wendy, scripted by Lars von Trier, however he won the Silver George for Best Director at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival. Vinterberg tried to retrace his roots with a smaller Danish-language production, En mand kommer hjem and he directed the music video for The Day That Never Comes, the first single off Metallicas album Death Magnetic. His 2010 film Submarino was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, in 2012, his film The Hunt competed for the Palme dOr at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 86th Academy Awards. In 2015, he directed Far From The Madding Crowd, an adaptation of the acclaimed Thomas Hardy novel, starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Vinterberg will reunite with Matthias Schoenaerts in Kursk, a film about the Kursk submarine disaster that happened in 2000. In April 2016, the French government appointed Vinterberg a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Liv Johanne Ullmann is a Norwegian actress and film director. She is known as one of the muses of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, Ullmann won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama in 1972 for the film The Emigrants, and has been nominated for another four. In 2000, she was nominated for the Palme dOr for her directorial feature film. She has received two BAFTA Award nominations for her performances in Scenes from a Marriage and Face to Face, and two Academy Award nominations for The Emigrants and Face to Face. Ullmann was born in Tokyo, the daughter of Erik Viggo Ullmann, a Norwegian aircraft engineer who was working in Tokyo at the time, and Janna Erbe, Norwegian. Her grandfather was sent to the Dachau concentration camp during the Second World War for helping Jewish people escape from the town where he lived in Norway, he died in the camp. When she was two old, the family relocated to Toronto, where her father worked at the Norwegian air force base on Toronto Island during World War II.
The family moved to New York, where four years later, her father died of a brain tumor and her mother worked as a bookseller while raising two daughters. They eventually returned to Norway, settling in Trondheim, Ullmann began her acting career as a stage actress in Norway during the mid-1950s. Ullmann acted with Laurence Olivier in A Bridge Too Far, directed by Richard Attenborough, during 1971, Ullmann was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie The Emigrants, and again during 1976 for the movie Face to Face. Ullmann made her New York City stage debut in 1975 in A Dolls House, appearances in Anna Christie and Ghosts followed, as well as the less than successful musical version of I Remember Mama. This show, composed by Richard Rodgers, experienced numerous revisions during a preview period. She featured in the widely deprecated musical movie remake of Lost Horizon during 1973, the role subsequently went to Angie Dickinson. In 1982 Ingmar Bergman wanted Ullmann to play the main character Emelie Ekdahl in his last feature film and Alexander, but Ullmann felt the role was too sad and declined.
Liv Ullmann stated in interviews that turning it down was one of the few things she really regrets, during 1984 she was chairperson of the jury at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, and during 2002 chaired the jury of Cannes Film Festival. She introduced her daughter, Linn Ullmann, to the audience with the words and her daughter was there to receive the Prize of Honour on behalf of her father, she would return to serve the jury herself during 2011. In 2003 Ullmann reprised her role for Scenes from a Marriage in Saraband and this was her comeback as an actress since her last role on the screen, in the Swedish movie Zorn. In 2004 Ullmann revealed that she had received an offer in November 2003 to play in 3 episodes of the popular American series, Ullmann was amused by the offer and said that it was one of the few programs she regularly watched, but she turned it down
Steve McQueen (director)
Steven Rodney Steve McQueen CBE is an English film director, producer and video artist. McQueen is the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, McQueen is known for his collaborations with actor Michael Fassbender, who has starred in all three of McQueens feature films as of 2014. McQueens other feature films are Hunger, a drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, and Shame. For his artwork, McQueen has received the Turner Prize, the highest award given to a British visual artist, in 2006 he produced Queen and Country, which commemorates the deaths of British soldiers in Iraq by presenting their portraits as a sheet of stamps. For services to the arts, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011. In April 2014, TIME magazine included McQueen in its annual TIME100 as one of the Most Influential People in the World, in October 2016, McQueen was granted BFIs highest honour, the BFI Fellowship. McQueen was born in London and is of Grenadian and Trinidadian descent and he grew up in Hanwell, West London and went to Drayton Manor High School.
Later, the new head of the school would admit that there had been institutional racism at the time. McQueen added that he was dyslexic and had to wear an eyepatch due to a lazy eye and he was a keen football player, turning out for the St. Georges Colts football team. He left Goldsmiths and studied briefly at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts in the United States and he found the approach there too stifling and insufficiently experimental, complaining that they wouldnt let you throw the camera up in the air. His artistic influences include Andy Warhol, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Jean Vigo, Buster Keaton, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Robert Bresson, Bear was McQueens first major film, presented at the Royal College of Art in London. Although not a political piece, for many it raised questions about race, sexual attraction to men. It shows a wrestling match between two men who alternate ambiguous relations and gestures of aggression and erotic attraction, the films protagonists, one of them McQueen, are both black, but issues of race, he has said, do not take priority in his work.
Like all McQueens early films, Bear is black-and-white, and was shot on 16-millimetre film, five Easy Pieces is a short film by McQueen. It follows a woman across a tight-rope, McQueen has stated that he finds a walker to be the perfect image of a combination of vulnerability. Just Above My Head is a film which shares close ties with McQueens preceding film with the key theme of walking. As stated by David Frankel, the fragility and persistence is seemingly meant as a metaphor for black life in England as elsewhere. Media Art noted that his use of black and white emulates 1920s film style without a historicizing strategy or to reinterpret the origins of moving images, the film was exhibited on loop in the Museum of Modern Arts Contemporary Galleries, 1980-Now from 17 November 2011 to 17 February 2014
The Salvation (film)
Not to be confused with Salvation. The Salvation is a 2014 Danish western film directed by Kristian Levring and written by Anders Thomas Jensen, the film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall and Michael Raymond-James. Seven years later, Jon’s wife and his ten-year-old son, the family boards a stagecoach bound for their small residence while Peter stays behind. Their coach is boarded by two recently released criminals and Lester, following a tense struggle, the two criminals throw Jon out of the moving coach after which they rape and kill Jons wife. They kill his son and the stagecoach drivers, with great effort, Jon catches up to the coach to find his family murdered. Enraged, he in turn kills the two convicts, unbeknown to him, Paul is the brother of Henry Delarue, a notorious gang leader and land baron. In response, Delarue kills three innocent citizens of Black Creek, the town that reports the deaths to him and he forces the townspeople to cooperate and find his brothers killer.
After burying his wife and son, Jon decides to leave the town with Peter and sells his land to Keane, Black Creeks mayor, before they can leave and Peter are captured by the town Sheriff, Mallick. As Jon sits in his cell, Mallick tells him that his death will buy the more time while he tries to alert higher authorities of Delarues actions. Delarues now widowed sister-in-law Madelaine acts as his accountant and suffers sexual and physical abuse from him, the next morning, Jon is escorted to Delarues base, an abandoned town. He is tied to a post and left in the sun, in Black Creek, Peter breaks out of prison and follows Jon. At night, Peter kills several of Delarues henchmen, cuts Jon free, realizing that Jon is too weak to carry on, Peter leaves Jon hidden and leads the gang away, and is pursued and killed. Taking advantage of Delarues absence, Madelaine steals his cash and boards a train, the train is intercepted and she is captured. Delarue tells his men to kill Madelaine after they are done raping her, Jon roams the countryside, looking for water and shelter.
He stumbles across a small residence, belonging to Mrs. Whistler, Jon takes shelter in her house to recover from his wounds, while Mrs. Whisler and her children flee Black Creek. After returning to town, he confronts and kills Mayor Keane for his deception, at the general store, he arms himself and reluctantly accepts the help of Voichek, the young storekeeper whose grandmother was killed by Delarue. Jon uses diversions and guerrilla tactics to kill Delarues henchmen one at a time, Voichek is killed and inadvertently sets fire to the hotel where Madelaine is being held, enabling her to escape. Just as he is about to kill Jon, Madelaine shoots him twice, Sheriff Mallick and his men arrive to thank Jon
But experimenting with electronic sounds in his career. Although he composed several works, Jarre is best known for his film scores. Jarre composed the scores to all of Leans films from Lawrence of Arabia on, notable scores for other directors include The Train, Messenger of God, Lion of the Desert and Ghost. Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he won four Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, and a Grammy Award. Jarre was born in Lyon, France, in 1924, the son of Gabrielle Renée and André Jarre and he first enrolled in the engineering school at the Sorbonne, but decided to pursue music courses instead. He left the Sorbonne against his fathers will and enrolled at the Conservatoire de Paris to study composition and harmony and he became director of the Théâtre National Populaire and recorded his first film score in France in 1951. In 1961 Jarres music career experienced a change when British film producer Sam Spiegel asked him to write the score for the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.
The acclaimed score won Jarre his first Academy Award and he would go on to compose the scores to all of Leans subsequent films and his score for David Leans Ryans Daughter, set in Ireland, completely eschews traditional Irish music styles, owing to Leans preferences. He contributed the music for Luchino Viscontis The Damned, and John Hustons The Man Who Would Be King and he was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring The Message in 1976 for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad. He followed with Witness and Dead Poets Society, for which he won a British Academy Award. In the 1970s and 1980s, Jarre turned his hand to fiction, with scores for The Island at the Top of the World, Enemy Mine. The balalaika features prominently in Jarres score for Doctor Zhivago, in 1990 Jarre was again nominated for an Academy Award scoring the supernatural love story/thriller Ghost. His music for the scene of the film is based on Unchained Melody composed by fellow film composer Alex North. Other films for which he provided the music include A Walk in the Clouds, for which he wrote the score and all of the songs, to his credit is the passionate love theme from Fatal Attraction, and the moody electronic soundscapes of After Dark, My Sweet.
Jarres television work includes the score for the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Shōgun, Jarre scored his last film in 2001, a television film about the Holocaust entitled Uprising. Jarre wrote mainly for orchestras, but began to favour synthesized music in the 1980s, Jarre pointed out that his electronic score for Witness was actually more laborious, time-consuming and expensive to produce than an orchestral score. Jarres electronic scores from the 80s include Fatal Attraction, The Year of Living Dangerously, Firefox, a number of his scores from that era feature electronic / acoustic blends, such as Gorillas in the Mist, Dead Poets Society, The Mosquito Coast and Jacobs Ladder. Jarre received three Academy Awards and received a total of nine nominations, eight for Best Original Score and he won three Golden Globes and was nominated for ten
Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen is a Danish actor. Originally a gymnast and dancer, he began his career as an actor in 1996, in 2012, he was voted the Danish American Societys Person of the Year. He starred in the critically acclaimed TV series Hannibal as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in 2016, Mikkelsen portrayed Kaecilius in Marvels film Doctor Strange and Galen Erso in Lucasfilms Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. He is set to star in Hideo Kojimas video game Death Stranding, a. O. Mikkelsen was born in Østerbro, the second son of Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank teller and trade union official. He and his brother, Lars Mikkelsen, who is an actor, were raised in Nørrebro. In his youth, he trained as a gymnast, wanting to pursue athletics, during his dancing career, Mikkelsen met choreographer Hanne Jacobsen, whom he married in 2000. He was a dancer for almost a decade until he left it behind to study drama at the Århus Theatre School in 1996. He made his debut in Nicolas Winding Refns internationally successful film Pusher which would spawn two sequels, in which he played a drug dealer.
He went on to play marginalized, often comic roles in popular Danish movies, in 1999, Mikkelsen had a leading role as Lenny, a shy film expert who suffers from avoidant personality disorder, opposite Kim Bodnia in Refns Bleeder. In 2000, Mikkelsen played a gangster opposite Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas in Anders Thomas Jensens Copenhagen gangster movie, the following year, he gained wider popularity when he starred in the gay comedy Shake It All About. He won best actor for this performance at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival in 2003, in 2003, Mikkelsen had a leading role as a man who leaves his wife and child in the short picture Nu. He starred opposite Kaas in The Green Butchers, playing an orphaned butchers assistant in a small provincial Danish town and he won the Fantasporto Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the butcher. Although a critical success in Spain, the film was received in Scandinavian countries. In 2004, he returned to his role as drug dealer Tonny in the Pusher sequel and his performance was acclaimed, garnering him the Bodil Award for Best Actor, Zulu Award for Best Actor and Robert Festival Award for Best Actor.
One writer likened his pose in the mirror in the film to Robert De Niro in Martin Scorseses Taxi Driver, in 2005, Mikkelsen portrayed an unorthodox country vicar named Ivan who challenges a neo-Nazi to bake an apple pie in Adams Apples. dk. The series 32 episodes stretched over four years and he became more widely known internationally for his role as Tristan in Jerry Bruckheimers production of the movie King Arthur, which was a commercial success despite negative reviews. In 2006, Mikkelsen starred opposite Stine Stengade and Jana Plodková in Ole Christian Madsens award-winning film Prag and his role as Christoffer earned him the Zulu Award for Best Actor and Bodil and Robert Festival nominations for Best Actor. Eddie Cockrell of Variety noted his rigid countenance in an outstanding performance, the same year, Mikkelsen achieved his first widely acclaimed international success as Le Chiffre in the twenty-first James Bond film, Casino Royale
Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE is an Irish actor, film producer, and activist who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration. He went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years, following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele, which blended the genres of romantic comedy and detective procedural. After the conclusion of Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol. In 1994, Brosnan became the actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series. He lent his likeness for Bond in the video games James Bond 007, Nightfire and James Bond 007, during this period, he took the lead in other films including the epic disaster adventure film Dantes Peak and the remake of the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair. In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, in years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism.
He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991 and he married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and became an American citizen in 2004, holding dual citizenship in the U. S. and Ireland. He has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations, first for the television miniseries Nancy Astor and next for the comedy film The Matador. Brosnan was born in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, the child of Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath for 12 years and considers it his home town and he went to Primary School in St. Annes Primary School, Navan. Brosnans father abandoned the family when Pierce was an infant, when he was four years old, his mother moved to London to work as a nurse. From that point on, he was brought up by his grandparents, Philip. After their deaths, he lived with an aunt and an uncle and he was educated at Elliott School, now known as Ark Putney Academy, a coeducational secondary school with academy status in South West London.
According to Brosnan, Childhood was fairly solitary, I grew up in a very small town called Navan in County Meath. He left when I was an infant and I was left in the care of my mother and my grandparents. To be Catholic in the 50s, and to be Irish Catholic in the 50s, and have a marriage which was not there, a father who was not there, the mother and she took the bold steps to go away and be a nurse in England. Basically wanting a life for her and myself. My mother came home once a year, twice a year, Brosnan was brought up in a Roman Catholic family and educated in a local school run by the de la Salle Brothers while serving as an altar boy