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Pierce Brosnan's back in the spy game

November Man marks Pierce Brosnan's return to the genre since his departure from the iconic James Bond movies

Published on Aug 28, 2014 11:34 AM

More than a decade after his last outing as James Bond in the movies, Pierce Brosnan is still sore about being unceremoniously booted from the franchise.

"When the curtain fell - surprisingly so, and unexpectedly so - on my career as James Bond, there was a certain kind of void and vacuum there of what to do next and how to proceed," says the actor, who answers each question in his distinctively suave, caressing voice.

Speaking to Life! and a handful of reporters in Los Angeles for his new spy thriller November Man, the Irish actor brings up the subject of his bittersweet Bond experience when asked whether he is excited or hesitant about returning to the spy game.

He became the fifth actor to play the British secret agent with the movies GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) - all of which were commercially successful, although only GoldenEye managed to win over critics as well.

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Background story

"I didn't want to pick up the gun again, even though my wife said, 'You should do action', because I was good at it."

Actor Pierce Brosnan on being booted from the James Bond franchise