Veteran star Pierce Brosnan has claimed that James Bond movies have lost all of their humour.
The 65-year-old actor - who starred as the iconic British spy from 1995 to 2002 - has bemoaned the direction the money-spinning film franchise has taken, saying it has become devoid of humour over recent years.
He explained: "There's not much humour. When I played him, you have to let the audience in that this is a fantastic joke. What I am doing here, jumping off a motorcycle and catching up a plane, is completely preposterous. But for me you had to let them in.
"That's what I was brought up with. Sean (Connery) did it, Roger (Moore) did it par excellence."
Pierce believes the makers of the Bond movies felt a pressure to evolve the franchise following the success of the first 'Bourne' film, 'The Bourne Identity'.