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Sunday 20 April 2014

Brosnan: I'm happy to produce films

Pierce Brosnan said he's no longer interested in directing movies

Pierce Brosnan has revealed that he has no desire to direct his own films.

The former Bond star, who has produced films through his production company Irish DreamTime, has spoken about a desire to direct in the past, but now admits he's had a change of heart.

"I thought about it but I've never really got around to doing it. The want has never been that burning," he said.

Pierce, who stars in Danish-English drama Love Is All You Need, said he is happy with the production aspect after developing films including The Thomas Crown Affair, Evelyn and The Matador.

"I enjoy producing. It gives you a sense of control in directing your career, but it's the joy of ownership - finding the material, working on the text, bringing the cast together and getting the money," he said.

Next up on the slate is November Man, which he will produce and star in alongside Dominic Cooper.

"November Man, which we've been working on, is in the spy genre mould. We are setting sail with that, and then we have a romantic comedy later in the year which we're going to do," he explained.

Pierce will next star in Love Punch with Emma Thompson and the adaptation of Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down alongside Toni Collette.

"The great Emma Thompson was magnificent. She blew me away. We fell for each other, easily as friends and as lovers on the screen. She's just an absolute joy to be with, and someone who has become a dear friend," he said.

:: Love Is All You Need is in cinemas now.

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