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Details on the hotly anticipated Bond 25 have been revealed for the first time- with Oscar winner Rami Malek taking on the role of the suave Secret Service agent’s latest nemesis.

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami, 37, promised he ‘won’t give Mr Bond an easy ride’ in the explosive next chapter of the franchise, as he appeared live via videolink during a cast Q&A at Goldeneye – Ian Fleming’s estate on Oracabessa bay on the northern coastline of Jamaica.

Clara Amfo also sat down for a chat with Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. 

Shaken, not stirred: Details on the hotly anticipated Bond 25 have been revealed for the first time.- with Oscar winner Rami Malek taking on the role of the suave Secret Service agent’s latest nemesis

Ladies man: James Bond actor Daniel Craig, 51, was joined by (L-R) returning cast member Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann), and new Bond Girl Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and second new Bond Girl  Lashana Lynch)

Ladies man: James Bond actor Daniel Craig, 51, was joined by (L-R) returning cast member Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann), and new Bond Girl Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and second new Bond Girl  Lashana Lynch)

Speaking via videolink from New York City, Rami, 37, said: ‘Hi everyone, this is Rami Malek and I’m not jealous one bit that you’re all in the absolutely stunning setting of Ian Fleming’s iconic Caribbean home Goldeneye, on the island of Jamaica. 

‘No, not at all. I’m stuck here in New York in production, but I am very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew so very soon. I promise you all I will be making sure Mr. Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this, his 25th outing. I can’t wait to see you all soon. Cheers.’  

Also joining the cast are Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen.   

Newest Bond Girl Ana, 30,  first made her Hollywood debut in 2015’s Knock Knock alongside Keanu Reeves, and a quick look at her Instagram platform shows her love for uploading bikini and nearly nude snaps from idyllic locations around the world.

Final chapter: The untitled next chapter in the Bond franchise will see Daniel Craig, 51, play the suave agent for the fifth and final time

Final chapter: The untitled next chapter in the Bond franchise will see Daniel Craig, 51, play the suave agent for the fifth and final time

Evil : Speaking via videolink from New York City, Rami, 37, said: 'I'm stuck here in New York City , I am very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew. I will be making sure Mr Bond doesn't have an easy ride on this'

Evil : Speaking via videolink from New York City, Rami, 37, said: ‘I’m stuck here in New York City , I am very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew. I will be making sure Mr Bond doesn’t have an easy ride on this’

Acclaimed: Newest Bond villain Rami won an Oscar in 2019 (L) for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (R)

Singing sensation: The role is a brave departure for Rami after his award-winning tirn as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Acclaimed: Newest Bond villain Rami won an Oscar in 2019 (L) for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (R

New role: Mr Robot star Rami was seen in New York City on Thursday after his role in the flick was announced

New role: Mr Robot star Rami was seen in New York City on Thursday after his role in the flick was announced 

Born in Santa Cruz del Norte, Ana attended the National Theatre School of Cuba at the age of 12, and made her acting debut in 2006’s Spanish film, Una rosa de Francia. 

Ana made the successful crossover to Hollywood in 2015 alongside Keanu in Knock Knock and then went on to work with Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049.

This will mark Ana’s breakthrough Hollywood role and interestingly enough, she has already worked with Daniel Craig on the crime drama Knives Out, which is set for release in November of this year.    

Plot: In Bond 25, the agent has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica but his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix from the CIA turns up asking for help (above in 2015's Spectre)

Plot: In Bond 25, the agent has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica but his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix from the CIA turns up asking for help (above in 2015’s Spectre)

New guard: Some of the cast and crew sat down for a candid Q&A - with Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen joining the cast for Bond 25

New guard: Some of the cast and crew sat down for a candid Q&A – with Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen joining the cast for Bond 25

Farewell: Daniel, 51, revealed his favourite Bond gadget is the classic Aston Martin DB5, seen in 1964's Goldfinger

Farewell: Daniel, 51, revealed his favourite Bond gadget is the classic Aston Martin DB5, seen in 1964’s Goldfinger

Winning team: Lea, Daniel, Ana, Naomie and Lashana joined Michael G Wilson, Cary Fukunaga and Barbara Broccoli at the photocall

Winning team: Lea, Daniel, Ana, Naomie and Lashana joined Michael G Wilson, Cary Fukunaga and Barbara Broccoli at the photocall

Dapper: James Bond actor Daniel opted for an English gentleman look for the launch

Dapper: James Bond actor Daniel opted for an English gentleman look for the launch 

Comeback: Léa Seydoux looked stunning in a navy lace dress as she prepares to reprise her role as Dr Madeleine Swann

Super spy: Super spy Daniel Craig looked handsome as he posed up in Jamaica

Characters: On-screen lovers Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann) and James Bond actor Daniel Craig posed up on the lawn 

Who are the seductive new Bond Girls Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch? 

 Ana de Armas – 30 

007 heaven: Newest Bond Girl Ana, 30,is a rising star in Hollywood

007 heaven: Newest Bond Girl Ana, 30,is a rising star in Hollywood

Newest Bond Girl Ana, 30, made her Hollywood debut in 2015’s Knock Knock alongside Keanu Reeves – and a quick look at her Instagram platform shows her love for uploading bikini and nearly nude snaps from idyllic locations around the world.

Born in Santa Cruz del Norte, Ana attended the National Theatre School of Cuba at the age of 12, and made her acting debut in 2006’s Spanish film, Una rosa de Francia. 

Ana made the successful crossover to Hollywood in 2015 alongside Keanu Reeves in Knock Knock and then went on to work with Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049.   

Talented: She made her Hollywood debut in 2015's Knock Knock alongside Keanu Reeves

Talented: She made her Hollywood debut in 2015’s Knock Knock alongside Keanu Reeves

 This will mark Ana’s breakthrough Hollywood role and interestingly enough, she has already worked with Daniel Craig on the crime drama Knives Out, which is set for release in November of this year. 

 Her brand new role as a Bond Girl proved to be a complete change of luck for her, as she previously told Harper’s Bazaar that Hollywood roles were difficult to come by.

She is starring alongside Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon in the Danny Boyle comedy Yesterday (June 2019 release).

Ana is also working with Penelope Cruz in the thriller Wasp Network, set for release next year. 

Rising star:She worked with Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright in 2017's Blade Runner 2049

Rising star:She worked with Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049

 Lashana Lynch – 31 

Licence to thrill: British actress Lashana Lynch is the second new Bond Girl

Licence to thrill: British actress Lashana Lynch is the second new Bond Girl 

 Captain Marvel star Lashana, 31, hails from Hammersmith and gushed about her happiness to ‘coincide [her] heritage and [her] work’ for the spy thriller. 

The actress first appeared on screens with a role as Precious Miller in The Bill, and she went on to play in an array of other iconic British dramas including Silent Witness, Death In Paradise and Doctors.

 She made her film debut in Fast Girls opposite Lily James, before going on to make an appearance in 2016 crime drama Brotherhood as Ashanti.

Star: She played Maria Rambeau in 2019's Captain Marvel

Star: She played Maria Rambeau in 2019’s Captain Marvel

Following these, Lashana landed a lead role in the American period drama Still Star-Crossed as Rosaline Capulet, while she also had a recurring role in Bulletproof as the wife of detective Ronnie Pike Jr (Ashley Walters).

Lashana has been enjoying an exhilirating 2019, as she appeared in Captain Marvel as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau, who is the best friend of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers who comes to her aid when she needs it most.

Actress: She starred alongside Lily James in 2012 film Fast Girls

Actress: She starred alongside Lily James in 2012 film Fast Girls 

The actress had replaced DeWanda Wise in the role, and she delighted viewers with her chemistry with Brie, as well as her loving bond to her on-screen daughter Monica, played by Akira Akbar.

Rising star: British actress Lashana Lynch joins the cast of Bond 25

Up and coming: Ana de Armas will play another new Bond gitl in the film

Licence to thrill: Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas will join the cast for Bond 25

Beauty: Newest Bond Girl Ana de Armas, 30, recently starred in 2017's Blade Runner 2049, with her first Hollywood role in 2015, when she appeared in Knock Knock alongside Keanu Reeves

Beauty: Newest Bond Girl Ana de Armas, 30, recently starred in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, with her first Hollywood role in 2015, when she appeared in Knock Knock alongside Keanu Reeves

Beauty: The Cuban-Spanish actress has been dating Cuban visual artist Alejandro Pineiro Bell since 2018. She was previously married to actor Marc Clotet from 2011 to 2013

Glamour: The star has already appeared in a film with Daniel Craig - Knives Out - due for release later this year

Beauty: The Cuban-Spanish actress has been dating Cuban visual artist Alejandro Pineiro Bell since 2018. She was previously married to actor Marc Clotet from 2011 to 2013

She is starring alongside Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon in the Danny Boyle comedy Yesterday (June 2019 release).   Ana is also working with Penelope Cruz in the thriller Wasp Network, set for release next year.   

Second new Bond Girl Lashana, 31, is a British actress who this year appeared in blockbuster, Captain Marvel.

Speaking about being of Jamaican descent during the cast Q&A at Goldeneye from the Caribbean island, the Hammersmith-born star gushed about her happiness to ‘coincide [her] heritage and [her] work’ for the spy thriller.

Lashana explained: ‘I feel really happy because my family are from here so it feels really nice to coincide your heritage and your work at the same time and also work with an amazing cast.’

Sexy! A quick look at Ana's Instagram platform shows her love for travel, with the beauty regularly uploading sizzling bikini and nearly-nude snaps from idyllic destinations

Sexy! A quick look at Ana’s Instagram platform shows her love for travel, with the beauty regularly uploading sizzling bikini and nearly-nude snaps from idyllic destinations

The actress first appeared on screens with a role as Precious Miller in The Bill, and she went on to play in an array of other iconic British dramas including Silent Witness, Death In Paradise and Doctors.

She made her film debut in Fast Girls opposite Lily James, before going on to make an appearance in 2016 crime drama Brotherhood as Ashanti.

Following these, Lashana landed a lead role in the American period drama Still Star-Crossed as Rosaline Capulet, while she also had a recurring role in Bulletproof as the wife of detective Ronnie Pike Jr (Ashley Walters).

Lashana has been enjoying an exhilirating 2019, as she appeared in Captain Marvel as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau, who is the best friend of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers who comes to her aid when she needs it most.

The actress had replaced DeWanda Wise in the role, and she delighted viewers with her chemistry with Brie, as well as her loving bond to her on-screen daughter Monica, played by Akira Akbar.

Ralph Fiennes (M), Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) will all return for Bond 25, 

Leading ladies: Naomie Harris, who plays Eve Moneypenny, said it 'felt right' to have Bond return to Jamaica, as they were joined by newest Bond Girl Ana

Leading ladies: Naomie Harris, who plays Eve Moneypenny, said it ‘felt right’ to have Bond return to Jamaica, as they were joined by newest Bond Girl Ana 

Setting pulses racing: Daniel kicked off his Bond journey with a bang back in 2006, with the release of Casino Royale

Setting pulses racing: Daniel kicked off his Bond journey with a bang back in 2006, with the release of Casino Royale 

She's back: Miss Moneypenny actress Naomie dazzled in a gorgeous yellow dress

She’s back: Miss Moneypenny actress Naomie dazzled in a gorgeous yellow dress

Stunning: The actresses looked delighted as work on Bond 25 officially began

Stunning: The actresses looked delighted as work on Bond 25 officially began 

Playful: Cary, Daniel and Ana larked about for the cameras at the launch event

Playful: Cary, Daniel and Ana larked about for the cameras at the launch event 

In Bond 25, the agent has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica but his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix from the CIA turns up asking for help. 

The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.  

Some of the leading cast members sat down for a candid Q&A where they opened up about their hopes for the explosive new drama. 

Five time Bond Daniel, 51, said: ‘The movies have been an event for myself and it feels right that we coming home here.’

Genius line-up: Clara Amfo also sat down for a chat with Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

Genius line-up: Clara Amfo also sat down for a chat with Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

Moneypenny actress Naomie admitted during the live Q&A announcement that her family ‘went crazy’ when she told them she would returning to the franchise, adding that their pride stemmed from her mother growing up on the Caribbean island before emigrating to London.   

Naomie delightedly revealed: ‘All I thought about was my family actually I just thought, “Oh they’re gonna go crazy.” 

‘And they did go crazy, they threw a massive party and it’s been like a whole celebration. It’s not like I just got the job it’s like the whole family got the job and they’re so excited about it, they’re all huge Bond fans, it means so much to all of us. 

‘They’re all so excited because it’s happening here [Jamaica]. I’m Jamaican, that’s where my roots are from, so it’s amazing that it’s being launched here, so amazing!’ 

Dapper duo: Cary and Daniel looked dapper in navy suits at the launch

Dapper duo: Cary and Daniel looked dapper in navy suits at the launch 

Daniel also revealed his favourite Bond gadget is the classic Aston Martin DB5, seen in 1964’s Goldfinger.

Director Cary said: ‘Daniel is my favourite Bond. I want to make sure that we make a great next chapter in the next film. I want to make sure whoever’s next has a hard job.’ 

Barbara said: ‘It feels incredible to be here. This is where James Bond was created.’  

Cary Joji Fukunaga added : ‘It’s definitely an honour, I am now chomping at the bit to get started.’   True Detective director Cary is the first American director in the series’ history

The screenplay is by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with Cary and Phoebe Waller-Bridge    

Barbara added: ‘It’s very inspiring, this is where Fleming created Bond. Down there is where Ursula Andress came out of the sea.’

Teasing the details of the film, she added: ‘Bond is not on active service when we start the film, he is enjoying himself in Jamaica, we consider Jamaica Bond’s spiritual home. We have built an extraordinary house for him, he starts his journey here. There is quite a ride in store for Mr Bond.’ 

Rami Malek IS Bond 25’s villain: Delighted fans compare him to Blofeld and Freddie Mercury in hilarious memes 

The internet was awash with fans gushing over Rami Malek being cast as Bond’s nemesis in the hotly-anticipated new film, 

Excited Twitter users took to the social media platform in their droves to discuss their joy at the announcement, with some even taking the opportunity to make a few memes of Rami in his potential costume.

One meme saw Rami look like Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Bond’s longstanding arch-nemesis who first appeared in You Only Live Twice, as well as a number of later films and portrayed by a variety of actors.   

You only live twice, Mr. Bond: One meme saw Rami look like Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Iconic: Blofeld was Bond's longstanding arch-nemesis who was first played by Donald Pleasence

You only live twice, Mr. Bond: One meme saw Rami look like Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who was first played by Donald Pleasence (R) and who Christoph Waltz portrayed in Spectre

Another Twitter user shared an image of the actor in his Oscar-winning turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and joked that Rami looked ‘absolutely dastardly’ as the Bond villain.

While another shared Rami’s meme-worthy ‘I’m a fan’ promotional video for Mandarin Oriental Hotels that was released in January, as they wrote: ‘LEAKED: Rami Malek audition tape for role of Bond Villain’    

While other fans of the actor went on to express their excitement over the news, as one wrote: ‘Rami Malek in #Bond25. I’m sold.’

Another user wrote: ‘Rami Malek is a PERFECT fit for a Bond villain’

And one gushed: ‘RAMI MALEK IS IN #BOND25 AND OH SWEET JESUS I’M EXCITED’

Sharing their excitement over the news, another said: ‘rami malek is the new bond villain can YOU ALL HEAR ME SCREAMIN??’

One wrote: ‘Yes!! The cast of #Bond25 is looking great! Especially Rami Malek’

Delighted: While other fans of the actor went on to express their excitement over the news

Delighted: While other fans of the actor went on to express their excitement over the news

Here he is: Dali Benssalah is one of the new faces in the next Bond film

Wow: Angels In America star Jeffrey Wright will also appear in Bond 25 as returning character Felix Leiter

New guard: Dali Benssalah and Jeffrey Wright are confirmed for the newest chapter in the Bond franchise, with Wright returning as Felix Leiter 

Coming soon: Spanish-Cuban actress Ana De Armas is the newest Bond girl

Coming soon: Spanish-Cuban actress Ana De Armas is the newest Bond girl 

Line-up: Into The Woods actor Billy Magnussen, 34, will star in the film

Best of British: Captain Marbel actress Lashana Lynch, 31, will appear in the film

Line-up: Into The Woods actor Billy Magnussen, 34, and British actress and Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch, 31, will star 

Newcomer: Danish-Swedish actor David Dencik also joins the cast

Newcomer: Danish-Swedish actor David Dencik also joins the cast 

As well as Jamaica, filming will take place in Norway, Pinewood Studios, locations around London along with Matera, Italy.

Just down from GoldenEye is the Laughing Waters beach in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, where Ursula Andress memorably rose from the waves in the first James Bond film, 1962’s Dr No, starring Sean Connery.    

The official 007 Twitter account teased the reveal with a post that read: ‘Coming tomorrow at 13:10 GMT, the #BOND25 Live Reveal from an iconic 007 location. Ask the cast a question using #BOND25.’ 

Returning: Ben Whishaw (Q) will reprise his role as the tech guru agent

Acclaimed: Ralph Fiennes will return as head of the Secret Service, M

Returning: Ben Whishaw (Q) and Ralph Fiennes (M) will return for Bond 25

Bond's true love? Léa Seydoux returns as Dr Madeleine Swann for the film

Bond’s true love? Léa Seydoux returns as Dr Madeleine Swann for the film 

Bond 25 will be Daniel’s fifth outing as 007 and will be released five years after the 24th Bond film, Spectre.

The film will be Craig’s final appearance as Bond, having previously starred in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).  

Léa Seydoux’s reprisal of Dr Madeleine Swann was confirmed by Cary in December, along with the return of British stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny). 

Glimpse: A glimpse was also given of one of the sets for Bond 25, showing a tranquil cabin by a lake

Glimpse: A glimpse was also given of one of the sets for Bond 25, showing a tranquil cabin by a lake

Filming: The set looked ready for some drama during the YouTube live

Filming: The set looked ready for some drama during the YouTube live

Idyllic: Goldeneye was the home of Bond creator Ian Fleming, where he wrote all of the novels

Idyllic: Goldeneye was the home of Bond creator Ian Fleming, where he wrote all of the novels 

Perfect setting: The home is where the iconic Secret Service agent was created

Perfect setting: The home is where the iconic Secret Service agent was created 

The director praised the Bond Brit pack — and British thespians in general earlier this year— noting that he has worked with many on past projects, including Beasts Of No Nation and Jane Eyre.  

‘You have some of the best actors in the world here,’ he told the Daily Mail. ‘Why wouldn’t I have the best coming back?!’ 

Iconic: Goldeneye encompasses the Laughing Waters beach in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, where Ursula Andress memorably rose from the waves in the first James Bond film, 1962's Dr No

Iconic: Goldeneye encompasses the Laughing Waters beach in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, where Ursula Andress memorably rose from the waves in the first James Bond film, 1962’s Dr No

Legendary: Dr No saw Sean Connery play the handsome and ruthless Bond

Legendary: Dr No saw Sean Connery play the handsome and ruthless Bond 

Teaser: The official 007 Twitter account shared a snap of the tropical beach made famous in the 1962 Bond Film, Dr No before the big reveal

Teaser: The official 007 Twitter account shared a snap of the tropical beach made famous in the 1962 Bond Film, Dr No before the big reveal

Anticipation: A tweet from the official 007 account on Wednesday read: 'Coming tomorrow at 13:10 GMT, the #BOND25 Live Reveal from an iconic 007 location'

Anticipation: A tweet from the official 007 account on Wednesday read: ‘Coming tomorrow at 13:10 GMT, the #BOND25 Live Reveal from an iconic 007 location’

Cary stepped in as director when original director Danny Boyle dropped out over ‘creative differences’. It was reported that Oscar-winning director Danny wanted to kill off the iconic agent.

Bond 25 has reportedly been operating under the working title Shatterhand, a reference to the original Ian Fleming novels where Bond and his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, first appeared.  

Blofeld used the alias Dr Guntram Shatterhand in the 1964 novel You Only Live Twice, which follows Bond to Japan where he finds his arch- enemy living under that name, hinting at the setting and basis of the new film.  

Last month filming got underway on Bond 25 in Nittedal, Norway, where a mysterious, theatrically masked gunman was seen stumbling in pursuit of a terrified young girl as she fled across the ice.

Cameramen tracked the pair during what appeared to be a dramatic scene, filmed in a large clearing surrounded by pine trees.  

In Spectre, Bond was last seen driving into the sunset with sultry psychologist Swann after apprehending perennial nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. 

Eerie: Last month filming got underway on Bond 25 in Nittedal, Norway, where a mysterious, theatrically masked gunman was seen stumbling in pursuit of a terrified young girl as she fled across the ice

Eerie: Last month filming got underway on Bond 25 in Nittedal, Norway, where a mysterious, theatrically masked gunman was seen stumbling in pursuit of a terrified young girl as she fled across the ice

The film, which divided critics, delved into his past as he traced the origins of a mysterious ring, only to discover it belongs to a global terrorist organisation led by childhood friend Franz Oberhauser – the son of Bond’s legal guardian.  

Originally thought dead, Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz, had instead masterminded the criminal group under the alias of Blofeld – his mother’s maiden name – with the objective of killing Bond.   

Earlier this month Layer Cake star Daniel became the longest-serving Bond in history.

On April 10, the actor celebrated a record-breaking 4,527 days in the role.    

Daniel, who took to our screens with his debut Bond film Casino Royale in November 2016, beat former Bond actor Roger Moore, who lasted 4,526 days in the role and Sean Connery, who spent nine years as Bond, to be the longest-serving actor.

Suave: He beat former Bond actor Roger Moore, who lasted 4,526 days in the role

Suave: He beat former Bond actor Roger Moore, who lasted 4,526 days in the role

Pierce Brosnan, who made his first appearance in the Bond movies with Goldeneye in 1995, spent seven years in the iconic role before handing it over in 2002.   

While Timothy Dalton, who took to our screen with The Living Daylights in 1987, spent three years in the role and George Lazenby only one with his Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969.

Daniel’s record-breaking achievement comes after he said ‘I would rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again’ in 2015.  

The comments, which came after the release of the movie Spectre, were later cleared up in an interview with American talk show host Stephen Colbert in 2017.   

While speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Daniel said: ‘It was two days after I finished shooting the last movie. I went straight to an interview and someone said would you do another one? 

License to kill: Sean Connery spent nine years as Bond, to be the longest-serving actor (pictured in 1964's Goldfinger)

License to kill: Sean Connery spent nine years as Bond, to be the longest-serving actor (pictured in 1964’s Goldfinger)

Dashing: Pierce Brosnan, who made his first appearance in the Bond movies with Goldeneye in 1995, spent seven years in the iconic role before handing it over in 2002 (pictured in 2002's Die Another Day)

Dashing: Pierce Brosnan, who made his first appearance in the Bond movies with Goldeneye in 1995, spent seven years in the iconic role before handing it over in 2002 (pictured in 2002’s Die Another Day)

‘And I went ‘no’ and instead of saying something with style and grace I gave a really stupid answer.’

During the show, Daniel also confirmed that he would be reprising his role as the British Secret Service agent for the 25th Bond film.    

While Daniel will now hold the title of the longest-serving Bond, the late Roger Moore will still keep his title for the most amount of Bond films with a staggering seven movies under his belt.

Richard Madden, Cillian Murphy, Idris Elba, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Hardy have all been touted  as possible replacements for Craig when he leaves the role after 14 years.

Iconic: While Timothy Dalton, who took to our screen with The Living Daylights in 1987, spent three years in the role

Iconic: While Timothy Dalton, who took to our screen with The Living Daylights in 1987, spent three years in the role

Brief; George Lazenby only starred in one Bond film - On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969 (above, with Diana Rigg)

Brief; George Lazenby only starred in one Bond film – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 (above, with Diana Rigg)

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