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Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish-American actor, film producer and environmentalist. Born in Ireland, Brosnan became a naturalised American citizen in 2004. After leaving comprehensive school at age 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration 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 films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1994, Brosnan became the fifth actor to play the secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films from 1995 to 2002, he lent his likeness for Bond in the video games GoldenEye 007, The World Is Not Enough, James Bond 007: Nightfire and James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, providing his voice for the latter. During this period, he took the lead in other films including the epic disaster adventure film Dante's Peak and the remake of the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair.

Since leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in such films as the musical/romantic comedy Mamma Mia!, the Roman Polanski-directed political thriller The Ghost Writer and the action spy thriller The November Man. In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism, he became an American citizen in 2004. He has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations, first for the television miniseries Nancy Astor and next for the dark comedy film The Matador. Brosnan was born in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, the only child of Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter, May, he considers it his home town. He went to Navan. Brosnan's father abandoned the family; 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 maternal grandparents and Kathleen Smith. After their deaths, he lived with an aunt and an uncle, but was subsequently sent to live in a boarding house run by a woman named Eileen.

According to Brosnan, Childhood was solitary. I grew up in a small town called Navan in County Meath. I never knew my father, 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 1950s, to be Irish Catholic in the 1950s, have a marriage, not there, a father, not there the mother, the wife suffered greatly. My mother was courageous, she took the bold steps to be a nurse in England. Wanting a better 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. Brosnan left Ireland on 12 August 1964 and was reunited with his mother and her new husband, William Carmichael, now living in the Scottish village of Longniddry, East Lothian. Carmichael took Brosnan to see a James Bond film for the first time, at the age of 11. Moving back to London, Brosnan was educated at Elliott School, a state comprehensive school in Putney, southwest London, now known as Ark Putney Academy.

Brosnan has spoken about the transition from Ireland to his education in London. From a little school of, seven classrooms in Ireland, to this large comprehensive school, with over 2,000 children, and you're Irish. And they make; when he attended school, his nickname was "Irish". After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Saint Martin's School of Art. While attending a rehearsal for a workshop at the Oval House, a fire eater was teaching people how to eat fire and he decided to join, he trained for three years as an actor at the Drama Centre London. Brosnan has described the feeling of becoming an actor and the impact it had on his life: "When I found acting, or when acting found me, it was a liberation, it was a stepping stone into another life, away from a life that I had, acting was something I was good at, something, appreciated. That was a great satisfaction in my life." Graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in Wait Until Dark.

Within six months, he was selected by playwright Tennessee Williams to play the role of McCabe in the British première of The Red Devil Battery Sign. His performance caused a stir in London and Brosnan still has the telegram sent by Williams, stating only "Thank God for you, my dear boy". In 1977 he was picked by Franco Zeffirelli to appear in the play Filumena by Eduardo De Filippo opposite Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay, he continued his career making brief appearances in films such as The Long Good Friday and The Mirror Crack'd, as well as early television performances in The Professionals, Murphy's Stroke, Play for Today. He became a television star in the United States w

List of Detroit Lions first-round draft picks

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League, play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. Based in Portsmouth and called the Cats, the team began play in 1929 as an independent professional team, one of many such teams in the Ohio and Scioto River valleys. For the 1930 season, the Spartans formally joined the NFL as the other area independents folded because of the Great Depression. Despite success within the NFL, they could not survive in Portsmouth the NFL's smallest city; the team was moved to Detroit for the 1934 season. The Lions have won four NFL Championships, tied for 9th overall in total championships amongst all 32 NFL franchises, they are one of four current teams to have never played in the Super Bowl

Gilbert Hutton

Gilbert "Bunty" Hutton was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1953 to 1958 as a representative of the Social Credit League, his middle name is alternately listed as "Alexander" and "Eugene". Hutton was educated in local schools, received a journeyman's electrician certificate in 1936, he owned an Appliance business in Minnedosa from 1952 until the 1970s. He was a fan of music, played the violin at local dances, he served on the Minnedosa town council. Hutton was elected to the assembly in the 1953 provincial election, defeating incumbent Liberal-Progressive Henry S. Rungay by thirty-two votes in the constituency of Minnedosa, he was one of only two Social Credit MLAs to serve in the legislature in this period, the only one who remained with the party through to the 1958 election. According to reports from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Social Credit MLAs focused on the need for monetary reform in their first speeches to the legislature; the Social Credit League was eliminated from the legislature in the 1958 election, Hutton was resoundingly defeated in Minnedosa by Liberal-Progressive MLA Charles Shuttleworth, whose previous constituency had been eliminated by redistribution.

Hutton moved to Estevan, Saskatchewan in the 1970s, worked for a co-operative. He returned to Minnedosa in 1973. Hutton died there at the age of 76