Pierce Brosnan on a gay Bond: ‘I don’t think the films’ producer would allow it’

Brosnan also says that Idris Elba has the 'physicality, charisma and presence' to play Bond

Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has shared his thoughts on James Bond being portrayed as a gay man in a future movie.

Brosnan, the fifth actor to be cast as James Bond, played the iconic secret agent in 1995’s GoldenEye, 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies, 1999’s The World Is Not Enough and 2002’s Die Another Day. He was then succeeded by current 007 Daniel Craig.

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

“Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond,” Brosnan added. “Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel [Craig] will be there for a while yet.”

Craig, 47, will make his fourth appearance as Bond in this year’s Spectre, which is set for release in UK cinemas on October 26 before opening worldwide on November 6. He remains three films behind the most prolific Bonds, Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who each portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent in seven films.