Pierce Brosnan has come out and said he never really managed to "nail" his 007 character.
Pierce, 59, said, "It was one of those things I always struggled with - I never felt that I really nailed it - there was always a hint of Sean Connery and Roger Moore that was so indelible in my own mind."
"When I did Tomorrow Never Dies I knew the movie wasn't up to speed, it wasn't as good as GoldenEye," he added.
But on a positive note he said: "I'm proud to have played 007. It's a small group of men, a prestigious group to be in the company of."
I've mentioned before how Pierce said he has never been able to watch his successor, Daniel Craig, as Bond.
He said: "I haven't seen Daniel in the role. I tried watching it on an airplane. I thought 37,000 feet was a good distance to watch it from and it broke down right at the beginning. The attendant came and changed it and it broke down a second time, so I figured, 'OK. The Gods must be saying something...' So I never went near it! I just thought, 'Let sleeping dogs lie'."