Pierce Brosnan played Bond four times between 1995 and 2002.

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan has said it is time a woman to take on the 007 mantle.

The Goldeneye actor, who played the role in four films, told the Hollywood Reporter he believes it would be “exhilarating” and “exciting” to see a female Bond.

“I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years,” said the 66-year-old.

“Get out of the way guys and put a woman up there!” he added.

Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as the fictional British spy for a fifth and potentially final time in next year’s No Time To Die.

Brosnan, who also starred in Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough, is hoping for a change of gender for the character but believes franchise producer Barbara Broccoli would not be up for the idea.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen with the Broccolis,” he said.

“I don’t think that is going to happen under their watch.”

(L-R) Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch attend the Bond 25 film launch at writer Ian Fleming’s home in Jamaica.

The next Bond film has filmed on location in Jamaica, as well as at Pinewood Studios near London.

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