Olivia Colman desperately wants to play M in the next James Bond
"The amount of time I have wanted to be M. I’m not sure who I need to call…"
Speaking with British Vogue, Colman revealed her long-held ambition to play M, the character played by the likes of Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes.
When the interviewer likened her to a young Judi Dench, she said: "What! I’ve never heard that. Oh, I love that! Well, I’ve got short hair."
The interviewer then suggested she could appear in Bond, as Dench did, to which she said: "Oh, my God! The amount of time I have wanted to be M. I’m not sure who I need to call…"
Colman then said she met Barbara Broccoli once, and that she "wanted to go, 'Can I be M?'", but added that she "must try to be cooler about it".
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Colman got a taste of franchise-based spy action in this year's Marvel series Secret Invasion, in which she played Sonya Falsworth.
One actor we know appears unlikely to be featuring as M in the next Bond film, despite reports earlier this year, is Daisy May Cooper.
Cooper, star of This Country and Am I Being Unreasonable?, was reported to be in line for the role of M by The Sun, but, in a winner's speech read out for her at an awards ceremony, she said: "I can't be there because I'm filming Bond... jokes, the only M I'll ever be is mental."
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