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007 relishes baddie role in Tintin

Daniel Craig has revealed he enjoyed playing a villain in Steven Spielberg's new Tintin movie - because the bad guys get all the best lines.

The 007 star spoke as he attended the premiere of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn at London's Odeon West End, in Leicester Square, along with co-stars Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

While Daniel is used to playing the hero as James Bond, in Spielberg's vision of the comic books by Belgian artist Herge, he plays the villainous Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine.

He said: "It was great, because as a bad guy you get all the best lines."

The Adventures of Tintin was co-written by Doctor Who supremo Steven Moffat, Attack The Block's Joe Cornish and Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

The 3D performance capture film attempts to bring to life the adventures of the curious young reporter Tintin and his sidekicks, Captain Haddock - played by Andy Serkis - his dog Snowy and bumbling detectives Thompson and Thomson, played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Jamie, who stars as the titular hero, said: "I think we've made a film that, if Herge was alive today, I think he'd be proud of, and give us his seal of approval."

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is released in cinemas on October 26.

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