Bangor Mail - - YOUR COMMUNITY - Taron Eger­ton at the movie pre­miere and (left) as Eg­gsy in Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle

HOL­LY­WOOD star Taron Eger­ton has ad­mit­ted it would be “amaz­ing” to play James Bond if he was asked.

The 27-year-old, who grew up on An­gle­sey and later Ceredi­gion, was speak­ing at the world pre­miere of Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle in Lon­don’s Le­ices­ter Square.

He said re­viv­ing the role of un­likely spy hero Eg­gsy was a “nice al­ter­na­tive” to the suave and so­phis­ti­cated Bond, but hinted he would con­sider switch­ing if the op­por­tu­nity arose.

“I don’t know how much bet­ter he is – I think he’s quite a nice al­ter­na­tive,” he said.

“Bond is eter­nally su­per-cool and clean cut and sharp. Eg­gsy is too, but Eg­gsy doesn’t al­ways get it right and I think that’s the fun of Eg­gsy, he’s not quite formed yet.

“Maybe one day he’ll be James Bond, but for now, he isn’t.”

Mersey­side-born Eger­ton spent much of his child­hood in Llan­fair­p­wll, at­tend­ing the vil­lage pri­mary school be­fore mov­ing to Aberys­t­wyth when he was 12.

But he would not be the re­gion’s first James Bond, with Col­wyn Bay-born Ti­mothy Dal­ton hav­ing por­trayed 007 in both The Liv­ing Day­lights and Li­cence to Kill.

Asked if he would like to throw his hat into the ring for the part of the world’s best known spy, Eger­ton con­firmed: “If I was asked, yeah.”

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