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Brosnan: Craig is best Bond ever

Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan gave a crowning accolade to his successor Daniel Craig by calling him the "best Bond".

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 18:32 IST

Daniel Craig has been wowing critics and audiences ever since CasinoRoyale hit theatre screens, but the highest praise has probably come from his predecessor Pierce Brosnan, who just labelled him the ‘Greatest Bond Ever’.

Brosnan, who took on the mantle of the suave British super agent after Timothy Dalton and appeared in four 007 movies - GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002), publicly admitted that he had been disappointed at not being offered a fifth Bond flick.

However, now that he’s seen Daniel Craig successfully stepping into his shoes, Brosnan is ready to admit that the British actor’s choice as the new James Bond was “great”, and that he has shown that he deserves the honour of being the “greatest Bond ever”.

"Daniel Craig is the greatest Bond ever and deservedly so. He was a great choice," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.

And even though he no longer has the licence to kill, Brosnan insists that he is proud to be part of the series started by Sean Connery in Dr No.

"But I'm still proud to be part of that legacy," he said.

First Published: Jan 29, 2007 18:32 IST