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Pierce Brosnan settles legal spat over Beatles painting

Pierce Brosnan has revealed he settled a secret legal spat with Beatle legend Paul McCartney's brother.

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has revealed he settled a secret legal spat with Beatle legend Paul McCartney’s brother over a photo he recreated as a painting for his late wife.

Michael McCartney threatened legal action against the 59-year-old actor after realising his Just Four Guys piece was a colourful reinterpretation of the photographer’s black and white shot of the Beatles,reported Contactmusic.

Brosnan painted the picture for his wife Cassandra Harris,who was a big Beatles fan,and had no idea it would cause a fuss.

Showing off the picture and the original McCartney photo during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live,the movie star said,”Michael,bless him,took a little umbrage at it… because it’s copyrighted and I didn’t know anything about copyright… I just did the painting for her.

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“Anyway,all is good. Michael’s happy,I’m happy…” Harris died in 1991 and Brosnan is now married to journalist-author Keely Shaye Smith.