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26th Aug 2015

Will the next James Bond be gay? Will he be black? Pierce Brosnan answers 007 questions


If Bond producer Barbara Broccoli keeps her cards close to her chest about the future of the spy series, the next best mouthpiece is a former 007 agent.

Pierce Brosnan – the fifth actor to be cast as the iconic secret agent – has shared his thoughts about the next James Bond, even discussing 007’s sexuality.


When asked if he could picture a gay Bond, Brosnan said: “Sure. Why not?” before adding: “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”

He added to Details: “Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond.

“Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel (Craig) will be there for a while yet.”

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Spectre, out October 26, is Craig’s fourth appearance as the Bond.