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Pierce Brosnan gives Tom Hardy the thumbs up to be the next James Bond

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Pierce Brosnan gives Tom Hardy the thumbs up to be the next James Bond

Tom Hardy has been given the green light by former Bond Pierce (Pictures: REX)

Pierce Brosnan is all for Tom Hardy taking up the mantle as 007.

While Daniel Craig may be reprising his role – after adamantly telling the world hed never do it again – Tom Hardy has previously been tipped for the part and is still in with a chance of being the next Bond.

And if Pierce had his way, he would be.

Die Another Day star Pierce told the Mail On Sundays Event magazine: I think a woman could play Bond but it wouldnt be James Bond.

Daniel Craig has been an incredible Bond. Hes very physical, he looks lethal. You genuinely believe this is someone who could kill a man.

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Pierce stars in the new Mamma Mia 2

He added: He will do the next movie, and then I think Tom Hardy could be a good Bond.

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Id be happy to see him do it. You need an actor who can put a bit of wiggle into it – thats what makes Bond.

Pierce went on to confess that hes harboured ill feelings since being dropped as James Bond, but in the last few years had the opportunity to face up to it.

Talking about returning to Pinewood studios to film the first Mamma Mia! film, he said: I looked out of my dressing room window, saw a huge 007 on the wall opposite me and realised we were on the James Bond set.

That was the moment I faced up to my past. I had issues for many years. Now I just have great feelings about Bond.

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