Cancer Deaths Inspire Pierce Brosnan

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on August 31, 2013

I know Pierce Brosnan lost both his wife and daughter to ovarian cancer. Is that why he wanted to star in the movie “Love Is All You Need”?
—Julie Shields, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Pierce Brosnan, 60, agreed to take on the role of Philip, a widower who falls in love with a woman dealing with cancer, in the 2012 Swedish romantic comedy “Love Is All You Need,” now available on DVD, fully aware of the parallels between his life and that of his character. “That was part of the attraction—to be able to go there. I thought, ‘If not now, when?’” At the time the movie filmed, the Irish actor’s daughter, Charlotte, was still alive.