Sir David Jason wants to play Q in a James Bond movie
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 December 2017
Sir David Jason has admitted he would love to star as Q in the hit spy franchise James Bond after revealing he is too old to play the MI6 agent
Sir David Jason wants to play Q in a James Bond movie.
The 77-year-old TV legend - who is best known for playing Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in beloved UK sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' - accepts he's a bit too old to portray the suave British spy now but thinks he would be able to do a great job as gadget creator Q in the franchise.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, Jason said: "As for playing Bond, I'm a bit long in the tooth now. But what about Q, who makes all the gadgets?"
The fictional character - whose initial stands for Quartermaster - is the head of Q Branch (later Division), the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service.
Q has appeared in 21 of the 24 Eon Productions movies - with the exceptions being 'Live and Let Die', 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace'.
The role has been played by a number of actors most notably the late Desmond Llewelyn - who starred as the character in every film except for one from 1963 to 1999.
After Llewelyn's death in 1999, he was replaced by John Cleese who starred in two films alongside Pierce Brosnan.
Now the character is played by Ben Whishaw - the youngest ever actor to play Q - alongside Daniel Craig who stars as the spy.
Craig is slipping into Bond's tuxedo one final time for his fifth outing as 007 in the 25th 007 movie.
The 49-year-actor's motivation for staying in the franchise is that he will break the late Sir Roger Moore's record as the longest-serving Bond when 2019 rolls around - the year the film will be released - as he will have been in possession of the iconic part for 13 years.
He starred alongside Italian beauty Monica Bellucci in the last instalment of the franchise 'Spectre' back in 2015.