Sunday 25 September 2016

Pierce Brosnan pens heartbreaking tribute to 'dearest friend' and producing partner Beau St Clair as she loses cancer battle

Sasha Brady

Published 12/01/2016 | 13:05

Pierce Brosnan and friend Beau St. Clair. Instagram
Pierce Brosnan and friend Beau St. Clair. Instagram

Pierce Brosnan has shared an emotional tribute to long-term friend and producing partner Beau St. Clair as she passed away at 63 from ovarian cancer.

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The Navan-born actor publicly mourned the tragic loss of his friend on his Instagram page.

Ms St. Clair died on January 9, 2016 in her Malibu home after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer.

The former James Bond star was at her bedside just hours before she passed away, according to Brosnan's publicist.

The 62-year-old shared a photo of the two friends together on his Instagram page.

The caption said: "Farewell my Darling Beau Marie... We made memories in the movies we made, and a deep friendship in the life we shared...into the Dreamtime you go now...love and always love..."

Brosnan later posted a photo collage, including several shots of them together, on the social media site.

The two founded Los Angeles-based production company Irish DreamTime together in 1996, shortly after Brosnan appeared in Goldeneye.

In 2003, Ms St. Clair said:" We complement each other pretty well. I’m more the day-to-day person: reading scripts, moving things along.

"Pierce comes along and unites the whole process when we finally knuckle down to picking one thing. There’s a lot of balls in the air, and when we select one, we team up pretty aggressively to make it happen.”

Brosnan said in a statement issued to Variety: 'My dearest friend Beau Marie St Claire passed away on Saturday, Jan 9th from Ovarian Cancer.

"She fought this insidious disease valiantly for ten long years.

Pierce Brosnan. Instagram
Pierce Brosnan. Instagram

"Beau was the sister I never had, my dearest friend for 30 years, and my producing partner at Irish Dreamtime, a company we formed twenty years ago. In that time we produced 10 films including The Thomas Crown Affair, The Matador, Evelyn, The November Man, and this past summer a thriller called IT.

"Beau Marie was a beautiful woman in every way. She had style, grace, humour, intellect, and a kind heart that I will forever miss.

"To be able to live the life of an actor, to make movies that touch people's hearts is one of the greatest gifts any man or woman could wish for. I feel privileged to have worked along side and collaborated with Beau Marie. Making films together was our dream come true.

'Beau Marie will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.'

Ms St. Clair’s husband was Lloyd Phillips, South African-born New Zealand filmmaker who produces Twelve Monkeys, Inglorious Basterds and Men of Steel, who died of a heart attack in January 2013 at 63..

Brosnan's first wife, Cassandra Harris, died of ovarian cancer in 1991. She was 43-years-old. 

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