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Pierce Brosnan Never Broke Free of Bonds

Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never DiesGhost Writer‘s never “nailed” James Bond.

The 56-year-old actor, who played the British spy in four installments of the movie franchise, feels his performances suffered because he couldn’t forget how previous actors had portrayed 007. Pierce - who took over the role from Timothy Dalton - explained:

“It was one of those things I always struggled with. I never felt that I really nailed it. There was always a hint of and Roger Moore that was so indelible in my own mind.”

The Hollywood star also says he knew that the script for Tomorrow Never Dies - his second outing as Bond - was not as good as many had hoped it would be: “When I did Tomorrow Never Dies I knew the movie wasn’t up to speed, it wasn’t as good as Goldeneye.”

However, he is still glad he had the opportunity to play the iconic movie character.

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Timothy Dalton: From 007 to Toy Story 3

Timothy Dalton is to star in Toy Story 3.

The 63-year-old actor - who played British spy James Bond in Licence to Kill and The Living Daylights - will voice melodramatic hedgehog Mr. Pricklepants in the Disney/Pixar sequel. If he is allowed to keep his Welsh accent, the actor will be the first Briton to feature in the popular animated franchise.

Disney president John Lasseter revealed Dalton’s casting yesterday in addition to part of film’s plot. In excerpts shown, the toys - including Tom Hanks’ Woody, Tim Allen’s Buzz and Kelsey Grammer’s Stinky Pete the Prospector - were sent to a daycare center when their owner Andy grows up and moves to college. After days of terrible abuse at the hands of toddlers, the toys stage a dramatic break-out before going on the hunt for a new home.

Cars star will also voice a new character in the film - Barbie’s boyfriend Ken.

will be released on June 18, 2010.

This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 12, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Taken DVD

  • Big: Blu-ray
  • Black Sheep: Blu-ray
  • Fargo: Blu-ray
  • Force 10 from Navaraone: Blu-ray
  • Galaxy Quest (Deluxe Edition): DVD
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Blu-ray
  • The Grudge: Blu-ray
  • Licence to Kill: Blu-ray
  • The Man with the Golden Gun: Blu-ray
  • The Pianist: Blu-ray
  • S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy: DVD, Blu-ray

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