Australian star Eric Bana has ruled himself out of the running to replace Pierce Brosnan as the next James Bond.

Along with fellow Antipodeans Hugh Jackman and Heath Ledger, Bana has been one of the favourites to play the suave British spy after Brosnan revealed producers the BROCCOLI family are unlikely to renew their working partnership.

However, Bana has said he has not been approached to play the coveted role, and would not be in interested in the action film franchise if he were.

He says, "That's not something I've ever really contemplated - no, I wouldn't be a Bond, no."

03/05/2004 01:43