HOLLYWOOD – Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe today revealed his biggest ambition: to play British secret agent 007, otherwise known as James Bond.
The pint sized actor told Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
If you think about it the perfect role for me would be James Bond. I mean I’m already established in the minds of the public as a British icon and so that’s half the battle. When we were doing the Deathly Hallows, I kept delivering this line ‘The name’s Potter, Harry Potter’ and we’d all laugh. But then I got to thinking. Why not? I’d be brilliant.
Radcliffe had further ideas about the direction the Bond franchise could take.
It wouldn’t necessarily be a problem that people think of me as Harry Potter. Why not incorporate that into the stories? Instead of going to Q division I could go to Diagon Alley. And I could use potions and spells, a Walther PKK wand and an Austin Martin Nimbus 2000. It would be fantastic.
The current Bond, Daniel Craig, believes that Radcliffe would be a good choice:
He’s got the presence, certainly and it would be interesting to make Bond younger. A sort of Jimmy Bond.
The producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were more circumspect about the possibility of a Radcliffe Bond anytime soon:
Ha ha ha, that’s funny. Yes, good one.