Veteran actress Honor Blackman fears Bond movies have lost their edge because producers are desperate to emulate the Bourne franchise.

The Brit starred as iconic Bond girl Pussy Galore in 1964 007 hit Goldfinger and although she is a huge fan of the more recent spy movies starring Daniel Craig, she is adamant they have lost the tension of the earlier films in the series.

Blackman blames the change in formula on the newer movies in the franchise not being based on original stories by Bond creator Ian Fleming.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "The trouble today, I think, is that they try to rival those Bourne Identity things, tearing over rooftops. Which is exciting in a way but not nearly as exciting as the battle of wits that went on in Goldfinger."