Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, star of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost
Writer" and a former James Bond incarnation, was among some 2,700
fans cheering US pop icon Madonna at her Paris concert Thursday.
"We know her, my wife wanted to come so we bought tickets,"
Brosnan told AFP.
Brosnan was in Paris for "Love Punch," a film with Emma Thompson
being shot in the French capital.
Madonna wrote and performed the title song for the 2002 Bond film
"Die Another Day" in which Brosnan played the title role, with
Halle Berry co-starring.
The singer was expected to be streaming her concert on YouTube
live from Paris's Olympia hall, which seats 2,700 people.
France's far-right National Front said earlier this month it
would sue Madonna over a video at an earlier concert in Paris
showing party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her
The video, which served as a backdrop for Madonna's performance
of the song "Nobody Knows Me," flashed a picture of Le Pen's
forehead superimposed with a swastika, followed by an image
resembling Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
There was an audible gasp from the audience at the Stade de
France on July 14 when the image of Le Pen appeared briefly on a
giant screen in the video clip that also showed Madonna's face
merging with a number of public figures, including Pope Benedict
XVI and toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.