Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan said he doesn’t care who the new 007 will be but wished them well.
Born in Navan, Co. Meath, the star played the famous super-spy in four films and was replaced by Daniel Craig, who made his Bond debut in 2006’s Casino Royale.
The Mamma Mia! star told Britain’s GQ: “Who should do it? I don’t care it’s going to be interesting to see who they get, who the man is supposed to be, whoever he’s going to be, I wish him the best.”
Brosnan, 69, the cover star of Britain’s GQ October issue, said of the James Bond films: “I’ve seen the last one and I’ve seen Skyfall, I love Skyfall.
“I’m not so sure about the last one. Daniel always gives from his heart. Very brave, very strong. But…”
Craig, 54, made his last appearance as 007 in last year’s No Time To Die, which was a tremendous hit at the box office, but his replacement has not yet been named.
Brosnan’s last Bond film was Die Another Day in 2002, after GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough.
Since leaving the Bond series he has appeared in a number of films including two Mamma Mia! Musicals, 2010 political thriller The Ghost Writer and 2021 Cinderella.
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The actor, whose Instagram bio also lists him as a producer, painter and environmentalist, has shared images of his artwork with his more than 1.5 million followers and has spoken about his career as a painter, with the magazine saying he is planning his first gallery show has next year.
He said: “My late wife was a sophomore with ovarian cancer… With the weight and pain and fear of this disease, I took the colors out. And started to paint. With my fingers Actually with my hands.”
His first wife Cassandra died of ovarian cancer in 1991, and their daughter Charlotte, who Brosnan adopted after he married her mother, died of the same disease in 2013.
He married Keely Shaye Smith in 2001 and the couple celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary this year. They have two sons Dylan and Paris, who appear alongside him for the UK GQ cover interview.
Brosnan says he discouraged his sons from acting careers, and Dylan told GQ of his famous father, “I always thought he had a lot of friends growing up because people came up to him on the street and he’s like them the nicest guy so he talks really long with everyone.”
The October issue of UK GQ will be available as digital download and on newsstands from September 27th.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/pierce-brosnan-and-sons-dylan-and-paris-give-it-blue-steel-as-they-appear-in-gq-magazine-42009254.html Pierce Brosnan and sons Dylan and Paris give him Blue Steel as they appear in GQ magazine