1. Pierce Brosnan Receives OBE

    By @mrpauldunphy on 2003-07-14

    Current Bond star Pierce Brosnan is to be awarded the Order Of The British Empire this Saturday (19th June) by British Ambassador in Dublin, Stewart Eldon, CBn can report.

    Brosnan has served tirelessly in a number of charitable roles, for instance in December 2001 he was made a Special Patron of UNICEF Ireland, and he also serves as Ambassador for Women’s Health Issues for Permanent Charities of the Entertainment Industry following the tragic death of his first wife, Cassandra, in 1991.

    Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, commenting on the award, said: “From his first steps as an actor at the Drama Centre of 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.

    “He has also worked very hard behind the scenes in supporting an array of charitable causes. This award celebrates a truly remarkable achievement.”

    Thanks to Marktmurphy for the news.