He Fought To Change The World
Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and helps Archie see his way to stop trapping. Instead, he works as a guide, a naturalist writer, and then the Canadian government hires him to save the beaver in a conserve by Lake Ajawaan in Prince Albert National Park. He writes a biography, which brings him attention in Canada and invitations to lecture in England. Before he leaves, he and Anahareo (Pony) marry. In England, his secret is revealed. Will Anahareo continue to love him?
Having now seen it, the casting of Brosnan actually does make sense. I've avoided researching Grey Owl to avoid spoiling the movie, but I confess I've kind of been squeamish about seeing it. I love Pierce Brosnan - he may actually be my favorite actor out there today - but this just seemed disingenuous and "off" to me.
Grey Owl was released in 1999, I think about six months before The World Is Not Enough (Brosnan's third Bond). I'm not sure I agree [with a friend of mine] that this is a particularly different kind of performance from him. There were a lot of undertones here that felt very familiar. Sure, Archie has different ambitions and such from other Brosnan…
Will send you to sleep.