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Pierce Brosnan Is James Bond

8th June 2024

Thirty years ago this week, Pierce Brosnan was unveiled to the world as the fifth 007

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On June 8th, 1994, Pierce Brosnan was unveiled as the new James Bond to the world's press, although it wasn't the first time he had accepted the role, after having to bow out of "The Living Daylights" in 1997.

The press was alerted a day beforehand via fax from EON Productions and invited to attend the event held in the drawing room of the Regent Hotel in London at 12:30pm.

Pierce Brosnan announced as new James Bond fax

After a gap of four years since Timothy Dalton's second Bond movie "Licence To Kill", a series of legal disputes had stalled the next film going into production. The delay caused Dalton to gracefully bow out, and gave Brosnan a second chance at the famous tuxedo.

The video report below comes from E! Entertainment News and gives a window in to how the US media covered the announcement.

"Actors come and go, but James Bond never dies."

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