Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pierce Brosnan in Nigeria

Lest we forget.

Pierce Brosnan, the Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who is famous for his romantic thrilling role as James Bond (1995–2005) in GoldenEye, 1995, Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997, The World Is Not Enough, 1999 and Die Another Day, 2002 was in Nigeria in 1990 to play a leading role as a British colonial officer "Harry Rudbeck" in Mister Johnson, an American drama film adaptation of a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary. The film won the Silver Bear at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival (1991) for Best Actor for British Nigerian actor Maynard Eziashi as "Mister Johnson".

The film was shot in Toro, a Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Read Roger Ebert's excellent review on http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/mister-johnson-1991.  

Maynard Eziashi as Mister Johnson
Pierce Brosnan as Harry Rudbeck
Edward Woodward as Sargy Gollup
Beatie Edney as Celia Rudbeck
Denis Quilley as Bulteen
Nick Reding as Tring
Bella Enahoro as Bamu
Femi Fatoba as Waziri
Kwabena Manso as Benjamin
Hubert Ogunde as Brimah (as Chief Hubert Ogunde)
Sola Adeyemi as Ajali
Jerry Linus as Saleh
George Menta as Emil

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