The identity of the new James Bond will be revealed at a press conference tomorrow (14OCT05), ending more than a year of speculation.

Pierce Brosnan was told a year ago (SEP04) he would not play the secret agent in the next 007 film, because movie makers considered him too old at 52.

Since then a vast list of screen idols have been considered for the role, including Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Clive Owen, Daniel Craig and HENRY CAVILL - the latter two being favourites to win the coveted role.

Filming on the new movie, an adaptation of SIR IAN FLEMING novel Casino Royale, begins in January (06) - directed by Martin Campbell.