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Irish eyes smile at ‘Evelyn’

Brosnan pic preems at Acad

A paternal Pierce Brosnan put 007 aside for a more familial Bond at Tuesday’s preem of “Evelyn” at the Acad’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The co-producer and star said watching the final version of the true tale from his native Ireland was “magical, beyond my wildest dreams. Who could ask for a better screening?”

Brosnan also saluted director Bruce Beresford, who fought for the pic throughout its six-year journey to the screen. “It came together when it was meant to come together,” Brosnan said with his trademark grin.

Co-star Juliana Margulies, who previously worked with Beresford on another reality-based drama, “Paradise Road,” said she was on a trans-Atlantic flight within days of accepting the role. “It’s truly one of those things where I can’t believe I was paid to live in Ireland for three months and work with great people,” she said. “Everyone was incredibly generous and kind.”

The green theme of the film’s setting spilled into the packed reception in the Academy’s main lobby, where MGM execs joined co-stars Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea and Sophie Vavasseur and guests Halle Berry, Rene Russo and Alec Baldwin to quaff Irish coffees and pints of Guinness and Harp.

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