Julie Walters wants to be Bond villain

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 November 2014
Julie Walters

Julie Walters

Julie Walters' dream role is to play an "outrageous" James Bond villain alongside Daniel Craig

Julie Walters' dream role is to play James Bond villain.

The 64-year-old actress would love to play an over-the-top baddie in the famous spy series, after being inspired by the actress Lotte Lenya, who played the main antaognist in the 1963 film 'From Russia with Love'.

She said: "I'd adore to do a Bond villain. Really ham it up and give an outrageous performance. Maybe someone like Rosa Klebb with the knife in her shoe."

The 'Harry Potter' star is particularly keen to take on the role while Daniel Craig is still in the role of Bond.

She added: "And I'd get to work with the wonderful Daniel Craig. They haven't written the script yet so I've still got time. I want the world to know that this is my dream role and I'll keep praying it happens."

However, the veteran actress admitted that she had considered retiring from acting all together after getting caught up in the aging process.

Julie told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "I had reached 60 and it felt likes, 'Ughhh!' All this white hair appeared. I thought, 'I want to stop and think.' I didn't do anything for a year or so and thought, 'I don't need to work anymore.' Then I realised it's not that I just want to work. I like the challenge and want to keep on being challenged.

"I'm not bothered about my face being lined and I've never had surgery or anything."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…


1. Bunny Deana22 Nov 2014, 10:47am Report

I am thrilled to be able to say that I shared a glass of champagne with James Bond! When I was "Bunny Deana" at the London Playboy Club, more than 40 years ago now, I was privileged to have been crowned Playboy Bunny of The Year by George Lazenby (Bond in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service') and I shall treasure the memory forever. The very precious (to me at least) photo of George performing the crowning, immaculately dressed in his beautiful Bond-style suit, is a proud part of my unique, personal "Bunny Deana's Playboy Photo Album", available to view online.

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