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Saturday 30 August 2014

Hawes: I can't fill Jolie's shoes

Keeley Hawes wouldn't take over Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider role

Keeley Hawes doesn't feel she could fill Angelina Jolie's shoes by playing Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie.

The Ashes To Ashes star voices the sexy action-seeking archaeologist in the video games and it has been reported that Angelina, who starred in the first two movie spin-offs, will not be involved in the third film, which is currently in the pipeline.

Keeley said: "No, uh, no I really wouldn't want to step into Angelina's shoes. I don't think I could fill them... no, I wouldn't want to. I think she was brilliant and it's a great shame that she's not coming back."

Keeley is married to former Spooks co-star Matthew Macfadyen, who played Mr Darcy opposite Keira Knightley in the 2005 film version of Pride And Prejudice, and is pleased they can both consider acting in Hollywood films without moving to America.

She said: "Matthew is a great example of somebody sort of making it work in films, and sort of Hollywood, without actually having to be there. You know, you don't have to decamp there any more - things have sort of changed in that if you want to be seen for a film, you can put yourself on tape and they can have it in 30 seconds. Whereas it used to be you would miss out if you didn't go because it was actually quicker to go than to send your tape so, I don't know, it's interesting.

"Quite often you're sent things that are going to be filmed there, but I don't know, the world seems to have got a lot smaller."

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