Date: 23rd December 2000
FRIENDS star MATTHEW PERRY looks set to be the first American ever to play JAMES BOND.
The FRIENDS funnyman is said to be in talks to take over the role when PIERCE BROSNAN gives up the part. Hollywood gossip columnist JANET CHARLTON says, "Studio bigwigs feel Perry has the charm, youth and talent to take the long-running franchise into the new Millennium."
But Bond movie makers EON PRODUCTIONS denied any discussions had started about a replacement for Brosnan, who is expected to stand down after his next Bond film.
RALPH FIENNES, RUPERT EVERETT, IOAN GRUFFUD and even ROBBIE WILLIAMS have all been linked with the part as well.