David Walliams: I'm no James Bond
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 July 2015
Comedian David Walliams stars in new 1950s detective drama 'Partners in Crime' but says he didn't look to the most famous English spy for inspiration
David Walliams isn't trying to be James Bond in his new TV detective role.
The 43-year-old comedian stars alongside actress Jessica Raine, 32, in the whodunnit 1950's drama series 'Partners In Crime' - about married detectives Thomas and Prudence 'Tuppence' Beresford - but says that the character doesn't inspire him to impersonate the most famed English spy.
He said: "I'm not trying to pass myself off as James Bond.
"The first story is about how Tommy and Tuppence get the taste for being detectives. Their adventure is an escape from their boring life, bu it's not one of those dramas where the man is the hero and the woman is just along for the ride. Which is why it's alright having me play him!"
And the 43-year-old funny-man - who plays the character created by iconic crime author Agatha Christie - channeled his childhood memories of his mum and dad for the role.
He told The Sun TV magazine: "I just thought of those times sitting in the back seat of the car with my dad map-reading and my mum driving, and the arguing - it's that relationship while solving crimes at the same time.
'Partners In Crime' will air on Sunday (26.07.15) 9pm on BBC One.