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Danny Boyle: I wouldn't do Bond

Danny Boyle has ruled himself out of directing the next James Bond film as he feels he has already had his Bond moment.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker was creative director of the opening ceremony for the London Olympics 2012, which featured current 007 Daniel Craig jumping out of a helicopter with the Queen.

Boyle said at the premiere of his new film Trance: "We did a sort of mini Bond film already, in the Olympics."

And the director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire admitted he wouldn't want the constraints of working on a big franchise.

He added: "It's not for me. I like working under the radar a bit more, so you can take risks.

"As we do with this film [Trance] and the perception of the characters - who's the antagonist, who's the protagonist - it keeps changing in this film. And I love that freedom."

Trance - starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel - tells the story of a fine art auctioneer who gets caught up in a robbery and has to enlist the help of a hypnotherapist when he loses his memory along with a priceless painting.

The film is set in London, which meant a lot to Boyle.

He said: "I love filming here. I live here and it's a city I think I know, but there's always bits of it you don't. So going out and finding a location for a film is fantastic because you discover new parts. So it's very special to have the privilege of working here again."

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