Pierce Brosnan has weighed in on who should be the next Bond


James Bond is the role of a lifetime. Honestly!

And we’ve heard so many rumours of who could possibly be taking over for Daniel Craig.

Even Paul Mescal’s name has been bandied around a time or two.

And now Pierce Brosnan has had his say on who should take on the role!


The Meath man played James Bond on the big screen from 1995 to 2002.

Earlier this month, it looked like our new Bond had been named as reports circulated that English actor Aaron Taylor Johnson had secured the role.

When speaking on The Ray D’Arcy Show, Pierce was asked what he thought about the role going to the young actor. And it looks like he couldn’t be more delighted.

“I think the man has the chops and the talent and the charisma to play Bond, very much so,” he said.

“Ironically, he was in one of the movies that I made. You mentioned Beau Marie St Clair, she was my late producing partner. We formed a company called Irish Dreamtime and made movies like The Thomas Crown Affair and Evelyn.

“One of the first movies we made, one of our earliest movies, was The Greatest – and he was in it. He was The Greatest in it. It’s a lovely movie with Aaron and Carey Mulligan and Susan Sarandon and myself.”

He went on to say: “So yes, I read the news about his possibilities of being a Bond, so I would definitely tip my hat to the fellow.”

Pierce went on to speak about his deep connection to Bond.

“When I left Ireland in 1964 – Navan, Co Meath, on August 12th – it just happened to be the same day that Ian Fleming, who wrote the books, he passed away on August 12th 1964 and I was landing in London.

“The first movie in Putney High Street that weekend that my mother and stepfather Bill Carmichael took me to see was Goldfinger. It began a love of the movies, completely, going to the pictures every weekend.”

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