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Pierce Brosnan settles legal spat over Beatles painting

May 02, 2013 | 3:51pm EDT

Pierce Brosnan has revealed he settled a secret legal spat with Paul McCartney's brother over a photo he recreated as a painting for his late wife. Michael McCartney threatened legal action against the actor after realising his Just Four Guys piece was a colourful reinterpretation of the photographer's black and white shot of the Beatles. 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! on Wednesday (01May13), 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. "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.

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