Dame Julie Walters's Bond ambition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 October 2017
Dame Julie Walters

Dame Julie Walters

Dame Julie Walters wants to play a Bond villain and has even suggested it to Barbara Broccoli

Dame Julie Walters wants to play a Bond villain.

The 67-year-old actress recently worked with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli on 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' and Julie lobbied her for a role in the next film in the spy franchise.

She told Event magazine: "I told her I want to be the new Rosa Klebb [the villain in 'From Russia With Love']. They should have a baddie woman. I'd love that. What accent would I use? Depends on the baddie - depends on the baddie. Maybe she should be from North Korea. Anyhow, I haven't heard back."

Julie also revealed she was surprised by the news that there would be a 'Mamma Mia!' sequel but was thrilled to get the chance to reunite with her castmates.

She said: "When they told me about that, I thought: but surely they've used up all the bloody songs? But they'd done another and it's really good. I love singing. And we had such a laugh on the first one."

Julie has a number of new films lined up including the 'Paddington' sequel and 'Mary Poppins' and insisted she has no plans to retire.

She said: "I wouldn't want to retire. I'm an actor, that's who I am. Yes, if I found myself with a year off, I'd love it. But I intend to keep working as long as I'm healthy."

No Time to Die

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 2h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen
  • UK release: 30 September 2021

The 25th James Bond film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees Daniel Craig in the lead for one last time.