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Irish actor Aidan Turner 'could see himself as the next James Bond'

By Sean O'Grady

Aidan Turner has admitted he could see himself being the next actor to play James Bond.

Playing the iconic secret agent is undoubtedly a dream role for many actors and Aidan has long been named as one of the major contenders for the part, along with Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, when Daniel Craig hangs up his boots.

When asked if he could see himself as 007, Turner replied: "Yes, I could."

"But it is more important if other people see me in that role. It would be fun and I know a lot of people have talked about it but we will just have to wait and see," he said.

Daniel Craig has been confirmed for the next Bond film, his fifth, which will be released in 2019.

The Dubliner (34) went on to say that he thinks he would relish taking the helms of the franchise.

"It's a nice idea and I would probably enjoy it but that's all it is at the moment – an idea," he told Irish Tatler Man.

"It would be fun though and I like a variety of work. I enjoyed being Kili in (The Hobbit trilogy), it was an amazing work and completely different from anything else.

"The technology and direction were an education all of their own.

"As well as Poldark and Kili, I've also played a disturbed vampire called MItchell.

"Which is part of the challenge and the fun of acting – you get to dress up and pretend to be someone else – and you get paid for it," he said.

Turner recently admitted he reckons next year's series of Poldark could be the show's last but left the door open for reprising the character at a later date.

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