Brosnan is Honored Irishman
By Irish America Staff
October / November 2003
Dublin, Ireland: Irish actor Pierce Brosnan received an Order of the British Empire [OBE] honor from the British Ambassador to Ireland for his outstanding contribution to drama and the British film industry.
In his acceptance speech Brosnan said that he felt humbled and “never dreamed of receiving an honor like this.” He added that, “As an Irishman, I’m flattered and honored.”
Upon announcing that the British government had chosen the famous 007 actor, originally from Navan, County Meath, for the OBE, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said: “From his first steps as an actor at the Drama Centre in London, through numerous starring roles on stage and screen, Pierce Brosnan has captivated audiences at home in Ireland, here in the UK and across the world.” ♦