Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Cooper: You can't say no to 007

Dominic Cooper plays the title role in Fleming

Dominic Cooper has said it would be hard to turn down the role of James Bond, even though it brings with it enormous responsibility.

The British actor is playing 007 creator Ian Fleming in a new TV series, and wouldn't mind a shot at playing his famous suave, womanising intelligence officer.

"I don't think there will be anyone who says: 'No thanks, I won't do that job', or, 'That's not my thing'. You have to say yes to Bond," he said.

But the 35-year-old hinted that if he was ever in the running, he would have to consider the role carefully.

He said: "Daniel Craig has given some really interesting interviews about how he can't ever do a small film again, because the moment he becomes involved, it turns huge, the money triples in a second and becomes something that it didn't intend to be.

"But you then remember as a kid seeing those Bond films and thinking, 'Does someone actually get paid? Is that someone's job? That's unbelievable!'."

:: Fleming starts on Sky Atlantic on Wednesday, February 12.

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