Brosnan contemplates life after Bond
05:39 AEST Thu Aug 18 2005, AAP
AP - A single, surprising phone call ended it all. That's how Pierce Brosnan says he learned his services as James Bond would no longer be required.
"One phone call, that's all it took," the 52-year-old Irish actor says of the decision last year by producers of the Bond films to drop him as the suave British superspy.
Brosnan starred in four Bond films. He says that before they stopped negotiations, the producers had invited him back for a fifth time.
"You know, the movie career for me really started with Bond," Brosnan tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, acknowledging that by the time GoldenEye premiered in 1995, he was already 42.
He then starred as 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002).
His departure from the role was a "titanic jolt to the system," says Brosnan, followed by "a great sense of calm".
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