Iconic British secret agent James Bond's ability to unite the British people is required now more than ever, tennis star Andy Murray said in a candid interview with The Times on Saturday.
The 30-year-old defending Wimbledon champion was speaking about unity after a year in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and suffered three deadly terror attacks as well as this week's devastating fire in London.
There were angry scenes on the streets of the capital after the blaze that engulfed a tower block, killing at least 30 people and leaving dozens more unaccounted for.
Murray, talking ahead of the key Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's which gets underway on Monday in London, told The Times: "Every time a new James Bond movie comes out everyone's so pumped for it and we start comparing the Bonds. People know James Bond as being a British icon. Does it divide us or does it bring us together."
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