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Brosnan eventually made his 007 debut in GoldenEye in 1995. The Irish star was devastated to miss out on his first chance to play the role when the producers of his hit show Remington Steele failed to release him from his contract nine years later. early. Dalton had landed the role, but then dropped out after endless legal wrangling between the producers led to a six-year hiatus after his second outing in 1989’s A License To Kill. Brosnan was understandably thrilled but also overwhelmed. He remembered a beautiful moment of kindness from one of his iconic predecessors.

Brosnan said: “At the time I came on stage as Bond, the performances of Sean Connery and Roger Moore were hard to shake from my DNA. Roger came on GoldenEye one day and wished me well. J I was still in awe of the man.

“I am so proud to have known the kindness and humanity of Sir Roger Moore.”

In fact, the stars had “met” thirty years earlier and Brosnan paid tribute to the type of star and the type of man his idol was in real life.

Brosnan said: “It’s only now, after 40 years as an actor, that I know the hard path it takes to be one. It’s only now, after all these years, that I know he was a hero.

“He knew his comedy, he knew who he was, and he performed on and off stage with easy grace and charm. He knew we knew.

“He’s the only actor I’ve ever asked for an autograph. I was 12, and my mum and dad had taken me to Battersea Park. I lined up by the big wheel and walked waited for my turn to get his autograph.

“I wanted to be someone like him. Maybe that’s why I waited. I didn’t know my time would come one day to step on stage as 007.”

This moment almost did not come, but just a fate had stopped his first chance, he intervened again to give him a second chance. Dalton had only signed for three films and after so long after his second, his contract had actually expired.

However, when GoldenEye’s plans finally got back on track, the actor insisted on reprising the role.

The actor later said, “Albert Broccoli asked me if I was going to come back, and I said, ‘Well, I actually changed my mind a bit. I think I would like to make one. Try to take the best of the two I made, and combine them into a third.'”

Suddenly there was a problem, again.

Dalton explained that Broccoli needed a bigger commitment than he was willing to give: “He said, quite rightly, ‘Look, Tim. You can’t do one. There’s no way, after a gap of five years between films, that you can come back and do only one.

“And I thought, ‘Oh, no, that would be the rest of my life. Too. Too long. So I respectfully declined.”

Dalton’s loss was Brosnan’s gain – albeit after Mel Gibson, Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson apparently passed on the role.