Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has laughed off his reputation as a hunk, insisting his "chicken legs" ruin his sexy image.

The former JAMES BOND star, 52, reveals his slender legs in his latest film The Matador, for which he has just picked up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor - Comedy Or Musical, and warns fans they aren't toned and tanned.

He says, "I have these skinny old chicken legs. If you notice, you never saw my legs in any of the Bond movies. But you do here - and my ankles too."

The actor admits he was unhappy by one scene in the film, where his character JULIAN NOBLE was required to stroll through a hotel lobby, wearing only swimming trunks.

He adds, "I just sucked my stomach in."