Tuesday 22 August 2017

Eleanor Tomlinson up for competing with Aidan Turner for James Bond role

She would “give him a run for his money” in the bid to be the next 007.

By Joe Nerssessian

Poldark actress Eleanor Tomlinson has revealed she would be up for giving co-star Aidan Turner a “run for his money” in the bid to become the next James Bond.

The 24-year-old actress portrays Demelza Poldark in the hit BBC series alongside the actor who is among those tipped to replace Daniel Craig as 007.

Asked if she would be up for competing with Aidan for the role, Eleanor told the Press Association: “Sure why not? I’ll take him for a run for his money.”

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Joking that he could then become her Bond girl, she added “wouldn’t that be funny?”.

Craig is the second longest-serving Bond, having taken up the role in October 2011.

His last outing as Bond was in 2015′s Spectre, but shortly after its release he said he would rather “slash my wrists” than appear in another film as the secret service agent.

Eleanor and Aidan have also worked together on a Vincent van Gogh biopic — This Is Vincent.

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She said: “It’s so funny we seem to take the same jobs. I love working with Aidan, he’s an amazing actor and such a nice person. When we both took This Is Vincent neither of us knew the other was in the cast list but we didn’t see each other during filming.

“We already see quite a lot of each other so I think I can cope with one day when we’re not on together.”

Eleanor was speaking as she teamed up with train ticketing company Trainline and revealed herself as a big fan of rail transport.

“I’m not a train spotter but I do take a lot of trains. I go up north a lot because I’m originally from Yorkshire so I teamed up with Trainline.”

Eleanor is working with Trainline to champion mobile tickets and the Trainline app as part of its Lintenair campaign.

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