Pierce Brosnan has been reminiscing about his time playing James Bond, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, the first 007 film. "That was a mighty chapter in my life. It was a great chapter," recalled the actor. "It's the gift that keeps giving, really, because once a Bond always a Bond in some respects. You know, it's a small group of men now who played this role.” He added: “It was epic, really epic. “[It was] just a magnificent dream that came true and that one was part of, and that I didn't screw it up, that it seemed to work and make sense and live on." Brosnan became the fifth actor to take the iconic role, starring in four movies - GoldenEye in 1995, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, The World Is Not Enough in 1999 and Die Another Day in 2002. He followed in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton. The new Bond film Skyfall, which stars Brosnan’s successor Daniel Craig, is set to be released at the end of October.