Former 'James Bond' star Pierce Brosnan gave fans in Spain a fright after he stepped out with a black eye over the weekend.

The Irish actor, who starred in 007 movie 'GoldenEye', was photographed sporting a heavily bruised left eye during a golfing session at the Camp De Mar resort in Majorca.

He appeared to have taken a bad beating, but a spokesperson insists the injury was fake.

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Pierce Brosnan with his 'black eye'

Brosnan's representative tells, "All good. Nothing happened. The black eye is movie make-up. Pierce was shooting a fight scene on '(A) Long Way Down'."

Brosnan is currently in Spain to film the movie with co-stars Aaron Paul, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike and Imogen Poots.

SLIDESHOW: Who should play James Bond next?

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  • Let's start with the obvious... Mr Colin Firth

  • Time to return 007 to north of the border? Gerard Butler...

  • Or, if not, him, another wirey Scot able to talk his way out of a hole...

  • Or perhaps west of the border? Rhys Ifans' star is freshly shining

  • ... and Ioan Gruffud could just melt any Bond villain with his puppy-dog stare

  • Rupert Everett - good at remembering details, and the right public school connections

  • Or Idris Elba, always charismatic and inscrutable

  • Tom Hollander, can carry off a tuxedo with the best of them

  • and Mark Strong is equally suave and sophisticated, but with a glint

  • Don't be fooled by that bumbling exterior of Hugh Grant...

  • Sean Bean's been a Bond villain - could he come good?

  • Jude Law is the archetypal English gentleman

  • Clive Owen has already proved himself as an action star

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - time for a more cerebral 007?

  • Warren Brown - outside punt, but proved to have deadly intent in Good Cop

  • while only one man can carry off a tuxedo like James Bond