Pierce Brosnan says Cillian Murphy would make a ‘magnificent’ James Bond – Nationwide


Actor Cillian Murphy is constant to win hearts together with his larger-than-life movie and TV roles — and he’s made a fan out of Pierce Brosnan.

Whereas attending the annual Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday, Brosnan informed the BBC he thinks Murphy would make an amazing James Bond.

Brosnan, 70, famously performed Agent 007 in 4 of the franchise’s movies from 1995 to 2002. He’s the fifth actor to play the martini-swilling English spy.

“Cillian would do a powerful job as James Bond on His Majesty’s Secret Service,” Brosnan mentioned of his fellow Irishman.

Murphy, 47, has lengthy since been a fan favorite casting alternative for Bond, and speculative rumours concerning the Peaky Blinders actor have swelled for a number of months now.

Nevertheless, Murphy himself doesn’t appear too eager on the Bond pitch.

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Murphy was additionally in attendance on the Oscar Wilde Awards this week. When requested by Hey Journal if he’d heard the rumours about him enjoying Bond, the actor laughed off hypothesis and mentioned he wouldn’t be the suitable alternative for the character.

“I feel I’m a bit previous for that,” Murphy mentioned. “I feel that ship has sailed.”

On the Oscar Wilde Awards, which had been held at JJ Abrams’ Dangerous Robotic Productions in Santa Monica, Calif., Brosnan was honoured for his contributions to cinema. The awards, organized by the US-Irish Alliance, are held to have fun the work of Irish expertise in Los Angeles.


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Murphy is extensively anticipated to take dwelling the coveted prize for Finest Actor in a Main Function on the 96th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. The Oscar can be a primary for Murphy, who’s nominated for his portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb,” in Christoper Nolan’s epic Oppenheimer.

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Murphy will battle it out towards Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Bradley Cooper (Maestro) and Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction).


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Even nonetheless, Murphy, who’s notoriously personal, doesn’t appear too involved concerning the Oscars in any respect.

“I simply need to go in and have an excellent time,” Murphy informed the BBC.

Murphy has already gained BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG trophies for Oppenheimer.


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