LATEST: Pierce Brosnan has announced he'll happily hand over his James Bond role to CLIVE OWEN - but he insists the British actor has a long wait before he can call himself 007.

Reports recently emerged that British CROUPIER star Owen, 38, was poised to be unveiled as the latest actor to portray the slick super-spy next year (04), after 50-year-old Brosnan recommended him to movie bosses.

And in response to the speculation, Brosnan says, "Sure, he could do it standing on his head if he wants to, but he's just gonna have to wait!"

19/10/2003 21:02