Brian Cox on 007 reality series: "Finally I’m going to play a Bond villain"
Cox takes on a new role as The Controller in 007: Road To A Million.
While many of us will undoubtedly link Brian Cox with Succession for some time, the acclaimed actor is set to take on an entirely different role in upcoming Prime Video series, 007: Road To A Million.
The new entertainment show will see Cox take on the role as 'The Controller', described as an "enigmatic character who controls the fate of the contestants” and someone who lurks in the shadows.
Well, appearing on The One Show last night (Monday 2nd October), Cox revealed a bit more about what fans can expect from the new series and how he got involved in it.
On the show, he joked about his involvement, saying: “I did it under false pretences, well not false pretences but I thought it was a Bond movie. I thought 'Finally, finally I’m going to play a Bond villain!' I’ve been trying to play a Bond villain for years.”
Presenter Alex Jones then joked and said it's not too late to be a villain and this show could be "a stepping stone", with Cox replying: "Well, we'll see."
The new series is a Bond-inspired unscripted reality show which will see contestants in two-person teams tested on intelligence, endurance and heroism.
The prize is a whopping £1 million and will see the teams venture to multiple iconic Bond locations, including the Scottish Highlands, Venice and Jamaica all with Cox as a suitably divisive villain who watches on and revels in the difficult scenarios to come.
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On the announcement of his role in the show, Cox said: “I got to see how ordinary people would cope with being on a James Bond adventure. As they travel the world to some of the most iconic Bond locations, it gets more intense and nail-biting.
"I enjoyed my role as both villain and tormentor, with license to put the hopeful participants through the mangle.”
007’s Road to a Million will air on Prime Video later this year – you can sign up now for a free 30-day Prime Video trial.
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