Pierce Brosnan has launched an astonishing attack on James Bond predecessor GEORGE LAZEMBY, dubbing him a "p**sed off Aussie".

Brosnan is furious at a recent interview Lazemby - who starred as 007 in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - gave in which he accused Brosnan of being "charisma-free" and feminine.

The Irish actor hits back in Playboy magazine, "George is just an angry, old, p**sed-off guy. He was never an actor, but some p**sed-off Aussie who doesn't know how to show his feminine side. I met him, and he's got that kind of brittle edge to him."