Saturday 1 October 2016

'I get asked about 007 every day' - Aidan Turner dismisses Bond talk as 'just rumours'

Laura Harding

Published 01/09/2016 | 07:00

Poldark star Aidan Turner at the BBC yesterday. Turner dismissed speculation he will be the next 007. Photo: PA
Poldark star Aidan Turner at the BBC yesterday. Turner dismissed speculation he will be the next 007. Photo: PA

Poldark star Aidan Turner has said he is constantly asked by fans if he will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond - but dismissed the speculation as "just rumours".

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The Irish actor is reportedly on a shortlist of actors in the running to take over from Craig as 007, along with Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender.

Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson. Photo: PA
Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson. Photo: PA

"I do get asked a lot, daily. It's just rumours, there is nothing in it," he told the BBC's Nick Grimshaw. "There is still someone else playing the role and that's why I don't like to talk about it. There is a James Bond. You're chatting about someone else's part, and Daniel Craig is well hard."

He was joined on the show by his Poldark co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays his on-screen wife Demelza - who added she was also throwing her hat in the ring to play the spy.

Turner alarmed listeners when he explained how the show films scenes out of order, saying: "There is no order in it - you're dying tomorrow and on Wednesday you're getting married."

After listeners expressed concern that his character, Ross Poldark, would be killed off, Tomlinson joked: "He does die and they rename the show Demelza."

However, Turner clarified that he is not expecting an untimely end for his hero.

Irish Independent

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