Irish acting legend Pierce Brosnan has revealed who he thinks should be the next star to take on the iconic role of James Bond.
He also revealed what he thinks of his successor in the 007 role, Daniel Craig.
Brosnan who appeared in four Bond films – Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day – was speaking to the Mail on Sunday about the famous film franchise.
He revealed that star Tom Hardy would be the perfect man to follow in his footsteps when Craig finally calls time on his Bond Career.
Hardy has seen his career go from strength to strength over the last decade and has had a string of hits including Inception, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Legend and Dunkirk.
He has also had roles in iconic film franchises such as Star Wars, Batman and Mad Max – though taking on the role of James Bond could possibly be his most iconic part so far.
Brosnan said: “I think Tom Hardy could be a good Bond. I’d be happy to see him do it. You need an actor who can put a bit of wiggle into it – that’s what makes Bond.”
He added that Craig has been ‘incredible’ as Bond since taking on the role for the first time in the 2006 film Casino Royale.
Brosnan said of Craig: “He’s very physical, he looks. You genuinely believe this is someone who could kill a man.”
Meanwhile, Craig’s final film as 007 will be directed by British legend Danny Boyle and is likely to be released at the end of 2019.
MGM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kevin Ulreich said; “We couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring the next 007 adventure to the big screen uniting the incomparable Daniel Craig with the extraordinary vision of Danny Boyle.”
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling