Sir Roger Moore says there is ''no downside'' to being known as James Bond.

The 86-year-old actor played the fictional British spy seven times between 1973 and 1985 in movies like 'The Man With the Golden Gun' and 'For Your Eyes Only', and he doesn't mind that he is ''eternally'' recognised as the literary character.

He told The Observer Magazine: ''Being eternally known as Bond has no downside.

''People often call me Mr Bond when we're out and I don't mind a bit. Why would I?''

Meanwhile, Roger admitted he still owns a number of the sharp suits he wore during his big screen appearances as Bond, although he joked they don't fit anymore - and he added he's grateful he never had to wear ''the trunks that Daniel Craig wore''.

He said: ''I still have some of Bond's suits in my wardrobe but they don't fit me now. During the 007 days I was so thin that if I turned sideways you could mark me absent.

''Thankfully I never had to squeeze into the drunks that Daniel Craig wore - it takes a lot of hard work to look like that.''