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Pierce Brosnan admits: 'Playing Bond never felt real'

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Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has admitted he never felt comfortable playing James Bond.

The Navan native who played the iconic role between 1994 and 2002 – revealed there was pressure to get the character right.

“It was a huge undertaking on the part of everyone involved to get it right,” he said.

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“And so I was kind of caught somewhere in between the Roger Moore and the Sean Connery of it all.

“And both men, I adored as James Bond. But it never felt – I don’t know – real,” he told British GQ.

“I felt like I was in a period-piece sometimes.

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“Because I could hear echoes or sensations of Connery or of Roger, which I didn’t try to censor – I’d just allow them to come in,” he added.

The 61-year-old actor is currently in Ireland filming his new revenge thriller I.T.

The flick sees him opposite British actress Anna Friel.