Belfast Telegraph

Friday 27 February 2015

Girvan: I want to play James Bond

Rory Girvan plays a lottery winner in The Syndicate
Rory Girvan plays a lottery winner in The Syndicate

Rory Girvan has revealed he would fancy stepping into Daniel Craig's Bond shoes when he decides to step down.

The Stella actor, who stars in BBC One series The Syndicate, would like the opportunity to play agent 007 and follow in the famous footsteps of Daniel, Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery.

"One day, I wouldn't mind playing James Bond. I've always loved James Bond from when I was a kid. I've always practised those infamous lines in front of the mirror - and I still do it," said the 25-year-old.

"I've tried to perfect 'shaken, not stirred' and of course, I always practise, 'The name's Bond, James Bond'. The Bond films have got the politics side of it that I am interested in. And hopefully, one day, when it's the right time, I'd love to do it.

"If they want someone to play the young James Bond now, then I'm ready!" he added.

Rory - who has also appeared in Rufus Norris' film Broken - said he enjoys the challenge of playing different characters.

"I like to play people that are nothing like me. I always love theatre roles where I've played rough scallies. I love it, I think you can have so much fun with it and you can completely transform," he said.

In The Syndicate, the 25-year-old plays lottery winner Sami Thacker.

"My character comes from Yorkshire and works in a petrol station. He's completely and utterly absorbed by the fact that he's won the lottery. He's quite a comical character, which was nice to play," he said.

:: The Syndicate continues on BBC One on Tuesdays, with Rory's episode shown on April 16.

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