Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has sustained a knee injury while working on the set of the latest James Bond movie.

According to the production company, EON Productions, Brosnan injured himself while filming an action sequence involving water.

The company described Brosnan as always pursuing the character of James Bond "with extreme physicality" and said that he would be unable to continue working for a fortnight.

Under the working title of 'Bond 20', this is the 20th Bond film and also marks the 40th anniversary of the franchise.

The delay is not expected to effect the release of the film; it is expected to hit screens in November 2002.