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COTSWOLDS-BASED actor Jamie Dornan said it is “cool” to be one of the actors touted as the next James Bond.
The star, who lives near Stroud, is one of the many big names connected with the revered role for when Daniel Craig steps down.
Dornan, as well as starring in the Fifty Shades franchise as Christian Grey, won plaudits for his portrayal of a serial killer in the BBC’s psychological thriller The Fall.
He said he “doesn’t think” about playing Bond, adding: “You cannot really plan anything in this indus- try. I never have goals in it, really, I never have parts that I would want to chase or anything, just see what happens.
“But it’s cool to be in those conversations.”
Dornan is starring alongside Game Of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Herve, which examines the life of Bond villain Herve Villechaize.
Other names in the hat for taking over from Craig as Bond include Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Bodyguard and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.