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Pierce Brosnan and Rod Stewart both have Croatian connections

Written by  Feb 14, 2018

Many world’s celebrities have already visited Croatia as a popular tourist destination as well as their ‘’place of work’’. Thrilled by the stunning beauty of the country, they are promoting Croatia by posting numerous photos on their social media profiles.

However, it is interesting to note that some of them are related to the country not only by their business obligations such as performing at concerts or filming TV series and films but by family ties as well.

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Nicole Artukovich and Sir Rod Stewart 

Following the latest concert of Sir Rod Stewart in Zagreb on the 2nd of February, we found out that the famous rock star has had family ties with Croatia. Stewart announced that this summer he would sail along the Croatian coast upon recommendation of his future daughter-in-law Nicole Artukovich. Attractive Nicole is a long-time girlfriend of his son Liam Stewart; she is of Croatian origin, but lives in the US. However, she regularly visits Croatia especially in the summer.

However, it seems that the famous Brit is not the only one related to Croatia by family ties. While expecting a new sequel of ‘’Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’’ to hit the big screens, which was filmed on the Croatian island of Vis last autumn, we found out that one of the main stars in the film Pierce Brosnan is also connected with Croatia by family ties.

In 2014, after a three-year long relationship, Brosnan’s oldest son Sean married Sanja Banić, a successful Hollywood film producer and writer of Croatian origin born in New Jersey to Croatian parents.

Banić had been engaged in modelling and had had several film appearances in various films before she met Sean. In 2012, they founded the Knightmarcher Films production house.

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 Pierce Brosnan walking with his grandchild and daughter-in-law

The beautiful Croatian blonde has a great relationship with her globally popular father-in-law that can be seen in their numerous family photos posted on social media. Sean and Sanja have a young daughter Marley May who has obviously stolen her grandpa’s heart from the day she was born.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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