"Just being disArmitage, darling"
"Have you sat down properly with Barbara Broccoli?" The One Show's Alex Jones quizzed Richard Armitage.
"Never", he replied.
Now 52, it's unlikely the Brit will ever play the role.
"Geriatric Bond? No. I guess there's a rumour every week. It's very, very nice. But I'd be more likely to be a Bond villain at this point in my life. I'll take that".
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