James Bond : In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the USA?

In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the USA?

At a discord room I visit, people often state while Brosnan's movies obviously were box office successes in Britain esp GoldenEye, he isn't as in-grained with Bond as he is in the rest of the world. That in the UK no single actor is ubiquitous with the role.

It does make me wonder because even outside the core Bond community, I notice with Brits I met online and irl including not just casual fans but even people who don't remotely care about 007 or even just spy movies period………………. Much of them are aware that not only has there been 007 actors before Brosnan but they seem to know the names of several generations of the character. Enugh that its quite common to hear from random Brits including non-fans state "Oh Connery is the best!" and "I miss the Roger Moore days", etc. Even Milleneals UK people I know who grew up with Brosnan at least are aware of Connery and Moore (including those who never seen the pre-90s movies and openly state either Brosnan or Craig is their fav if only because they are the only ones they are exposed to).

As an American who was born in the 90s I will state before Craig's run Brosnan was not only the BOND for the American mainstream but he's the only one that most Americans even know about (even with the Craig era replacing him). So much that even people who don't know Pierce is the name of the 90s Bond actor like elder men who grew up in the Great Depression and preppy school girls I had as classmates who don't care about action flicks immediately picture Brosnan's image (or at least his general basic features like dark hair and blue eyes) with Bond. Hell despite Craig being Bond for a whole generation, I met plenty of people born in the 2000s who associate Bond looking like Pierce Brosnan than Craig! Pretty much what I wrote above also applies to Canadian fans from my experience visiting the country to meet relatives and chatting online in gaming message boards and on Steam.

In addition despite the popular belief that Dalton's movies were flopped, they actually made profits worldwide. A hardcore fan told me its a misconception that was created by the fact Dalton's run underperformed in America but not only did it make cash world wide but they actually made around equal gross profits to Roger Moore's last 3 007 movies before he stepped down. That Dalton's movies was certainly popular in the UK during their original run.

I will also point out talking with non-English folks such as people from El Salvador, France, UAE, Japan, and elsewhere across the world online, they seem to only associate Bond with Brosnan and Craig and are ignorant of earlier iterations (excepting obviously older people who remembered when Connery and others were front page news in local non-English newspapers and magazines of their countries).

So i am very curious if Brosnan is not as popular in Britain as he is elsewhere throughout the world where people still associate Bond with his image including those who don't know his name is Pierce Brosnan and young people who grew up with Craig? I will also add I notice Pierce Brosnan even in the UK is so ubiquitous among video gamers too!

What exactly made Brosnan so ubiquitous with Bond outside the UK esp North America? In addition what exactly makes Brosnan so associated with video games and so known among hardcore gamers who don't watch movies and TV? Why does it seem Dalton isn't looked down upon in the UK and had some following in his native country while TLD and LTK are seen as corny failed attempts to successfully do what Casino Royale managed to execute decades among audiences outside of Britain esp North America (and Dalton so forgotten internationally so many people don't know a more realistic brutal Bond was already attempted before Casino Royale)?

Re: In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the U

Sean Connery is James Bond. All the others are just lame actors playing Bond. And I'm totally serious here.





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Re: In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the U

My dad always said Sean was his favourite bond.

Re: In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the U

Your Dad has good cinematic taste.



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Re: In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the U

Which is completely off topic. I'm not asking aout the best Bond but about how popular Brosnan is back at UK. Because world wide esp in North America Brosnan is still so associated with Bond.

Don't care.

Don't care. Not interested about any lame actors who tried to play Bond.



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Re: In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the U

Brosnan’s bond holds a weird position in the American psyche. On the one hand, his image is synonymous with “bond” in the minds of most millennials. On the other, Americans don’t really care for his over the top portrayal of bond as evidenced by the success of the more realistic portrayal of Craig.

I think the extremely popular game, Goldeneye, is to blame for this. Also brosnan held the role for far longer than the likes of Dalton. He held the role during the childhood of most people aged 25-39, so his portrayal has some nostalgia attached.

Please stop.

Re: In the UK, is Brosnan's tenure as Bond not as beloved as elsewhere esp the U

I thought Brosnan was great as Bond. It is awesome to see that he is still acting, and he is currently in an upcoming movie called The Misfits! He is also with Jamie Chung and Nick Cannon and they look awesome together. Here is a trailer for it:
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