We didn’t expect this, Mr. Bond! Survey reveals Britons’ favorite 007 actors

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Who is the best James Bond? The results of a poll will leave some 007 fans spitting out their martinis in shock.

Because while Sean Connery was voted the tallest, Roger Moore and current Bond Daniel Craig failed to make the top three.

The Scottish actor topped the RadioTimes.com poll with 44% of the vote, ahead of Timothy Dalton in second with 32% and Pierce Brosnan in third with 23%.

More than 14,000 people voted for their favorite, with players opposed to different rounds of the survey.

Sean Connery pictured in Dr No. The Scottish actor topped RadioTimes.com with 44% of the vote

More than 14,000 people voted for their favorite, with players opposed to different rounds of the survey.  Pictured: Roger Moore

More than 14,000 people voted for their favorite, with players opposed to different rounds of the survey. Pictured: Roger Moore

Current Bond Daniel Craig, pictured in Skyfall, failed to make the top three

Current Bond Daniel Craig, pictured in Skyfall, failed to make the top three

The first round saw Connery knocking out Craig, with 56% of the vote against 43% for Craig.

Brosnan won the second round with 76 percent against 24 percent for George Lazenby, whose only appearance was in 1969 on Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

The third round had perhaps the most surprising result, with Moore knocked out of the competition with 41% of the vote from his immediate successor Dalton, who got 49%.

But the final round, pitting the three winners against each other, saw Connery voted the greatest Bond of all time ahead of Dalton and Brosnan.

Tim Glanfield, Editorial Director of RadioTimes.com, said: “Sean Connery has once again proven he is the Bond with the Midas twist.

Pierce Brosnan won the second round with 76% against 24% for George Lazenby, whose only appearance was in 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Pierce Brosnan won the second round with 76% against 24% for George Lazenby, whose only appearance was in 1969 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Timothy Dalton pictured in License To Kill.  Moore starred in seven films, Dalton in two and Brosnan in four

Timothy Dalton pictured in License To Kill. Moore starred in seven films, Dalton in two and Brosnan in four

Australian actor George Lazenby starred in Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'

Australian actor George Lazenby starred in the Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

“He blasted his opponents and received the most votes from RadioTimes.com readers (with love). It looks like diamonds, Sean Connery’s call as 007 is forever!

Connery, now 89, played Bond in the first five films of the series, starting with Dr No in 1962, and returned for 1971, Diamonds Are Forever.

Moore starred in seven films, Dalton in two, and Brosnan in four. Craig’s fifth and final film, No Time To Die, will be released in November.

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