Pierce Brosnan: #MeToo ‘has been relevant and significant and well needed’, so the Bond films ‘will have to address that’. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Pierce Brosnan has said it is time for a woman to take on his former role as James Bond. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years.(...)

Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the Bond 25 film launch in Jamaica. Photograph: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Anybody who doubts the continuing appeal of James Bond need only look to the furore generated by even the flimsiest snippet of gossip. The Daily Mail (...)

Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. Photograph: United Artists

Pierce Brosnan, actor The first film I saw when I came to London as a boy was Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as 007. In Ireland, I had been b(...)

Daniel Craig will take  the Aston Martin round the block one more time

These pages have, in recent months, been much taken up with discussion of the candidates – some admirable, some outright cranks – vying for a ceremoni(...)

US director Cary Fukunaga: taking on the Bond director’s chair. Photograph: Neil  Hall/EPA

The next James Bond film will be directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of US drama True Detective and the Netflix c(...)

Daniel Craig in Spectre, the sixth James Bond film with writing credits for Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Photograph: United Artists

As producers try to get the next James Bond film back on track, after the abrupt departure of Danny Boyle as its director, reports have emerged that t(...)

By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not (...)

All kinds of aphorisms are enlivened by Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s turn.

Spies don’t do spy stuff in spy movies anymore. If they are James Bond, they attempt to prevent huge CG explosions. If they’re Tom Cruise, they go bas(...)

Actor Eunice Gayson (pictured in 2012) also starred in the 1960 TV series The Avengers and The Saint. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Actress Eunice Gayson, who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90. Gayson starred as James Bond’s love interest Sylvia Trench alongsid(...)

 Daniel Craig poses for photographers as he attends the October 2015 world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall,  London of Spectre, his previous film as James Bond. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

After years of rumour and speculation, Daniel Craig’s return to the role of James Bond – and Danny Boyle’s appointment as director of the new 007 movi(...)

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