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Pierce Brosnan Gives Stamp of Approval To These Actors for James Bond Role

Pierce Brosnan Gives Stamp of Approval To These Actors for James Bond Role

Pierce Brosnan is weighing in on just who should take over the reigns as James Bond in the movie franchise.

The 68-year-old actor portrayed the iconic agent from 1995 to 2002 in four movies: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.

Click inside to see who he picked and why!

In a new interview with People, Pierce gave his stamp of approval for Idris Elba, a longtime favorite, to take over the role from Daniel Craig, who bows out after No Time To Die finally premieres later this year.

“Idris Elba comes to mind,” he shared. “Idris is such a powerful presence and such a great former voice tensity. He would be magnificent.”

Pierce also named Tom Hardy, as well: “Tom can really chew the furniture up, just be a ball boy — both men can.”

Pierce added of Daniel‘s run, saying that he was “magnificent and he can walk away head up, shoulders back. He truly left an indelible mark on the franchise. My time and years of doing it, a decade, was one to be cherished and one that is a gift that keeps giving, having played that role.”

Both Idris and Tom have long been considered for the role, as have many others including recent addition Rege-Jean Page, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill and another fan favorite, Sam Heughan.

See who won JustJared’s poll on the casting!

However, there’s one actor who won’t be taking the part.

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