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Pierce Brosnan says producers won't 'allow' gay James Bond

Published 26/08/2015 | 09:49

Dublin sojourn: Pierce Brosnan is shooting a movie here and renting a house on Dublin 4’s Wellington Road
Dublin sojourn: Pierce Brosnan is shooting a movie here and renting a house on Dublin 4’s Wellington Road

Former Bond Pierce Brosnan has revealed that he would fully support a gay James Bond but feels producers would not "allow" the idea.

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Brosnan (62) was Bond four times in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and finally Die Another Day in 2002.

Speaking to Details about the prospect of a gay James Bond, he said, "Sure. Why not?"

He then added, "Actually, I don't know how it would work.  I don't think [producer] Barbara Broccoli would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime.  But it would certainly make for interesting viewing."

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan

Brosnan went on to back Idris Elba as the first black Jamews Bond.

"Let's start with a great black actor being James Bond.  Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence," he said, adding, "But I think Daniel [Craig] will be there for a while yet."

Craig has signed on for another Bond after the upcoming Spectre, due for release in October.  However, he has been very vocal about his desire to leave the franchise, stating "I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it".

Idris Elba has been mooted as the favourite to take over from Craig.  However, it seems Damien Lewis has the backing of Broccoli, after she worked with him on last year's The Silent Storm.

Idris Elba posted a pic on Twitter following the Bond casting rumours
Idris Elba posted a pic on Twitter following the Bond casting rumours

Broccoli went to great lengths to keep the actor happy while on location. “She overheard me say my pillow was like a brick and she arrived in her car from London with two duck-down pillows from John Lewis,” he recalled.

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