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Queen to honour Brosnan

London, July 15 (AP): After four missions on Her Majesty’s secret service, Pierce Brosnan is getting some recognition from Queen Elizabeth II.

Brosnan, the star of the last four James Bond films, will be made an honourary Officer of the Order of the British Empire, honourary because he is Irish.

“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,” British foreign secretary Jack Straw said yesterday.

“In his portrayal of 007 in the last four Bond films, he has added style and glamour to the image of Britain overseas.

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

Brosnan also serves as ambassador for women’s health issues and as a special patron of Unicef in Ireland.

“I feel privileged to have been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen with this award,” Brosnan said. “In my life, I am fortunate to be surrounded by passionate and courageous individuals whose tireless efforts are an inspiration to me both personally and professionally.”

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