Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

We asked Ralph Fiennes to pout and he told us to "f*ck off"

2.jpg

In the realm of acts who are hard to follow, superseding Dame Judi Dench as M in the Bond franchise has to be up there with taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Not exactly a walk in the park.

Luckily for Ralph Fiennes, who officially steps into the shoes as the beleaguered boss of MI6 for Spectre, you’ll be glad to know he’s avoided doing a ‘Moyes'.

Far from it. He’s excellent in fact, even getting to sleuth and scrap his way across London in a bid to help Daniel Craig's Bond when sinister forces threaten the agency's very existence - and given how close Fiennes has been to playing the titular spy himself in the past, it’s doubly enjoyable watching the man work.

Did the action scenes make him wish he’d played 007? Does he think Craig will stay on? Would Idris Elba would make a good replacement? And after an awkward interview of Craig being asked to pout made world headlines, what would he say in that situation?

His retort to the latter might as well have been written by Fleming.

Related

2.jpg

(00)7 reasons you'll want to watch Spectre Immediately

bond2.jpg

Daniel Craig: The Spy Who We Love

bond6.jpg

How To Make Bond Even Bigger

Comments

More

Ray Winstone on family, feminism and how film stars have changed

His wilder years may be behind him, but a return to his roots has given Ray Winstone a new lease of life

by Jimi Famurewa
27 Apr 2017

Watch Mindhorn for FREE with ShortList Film Club

Check out the new film starring Julian Barratt

27 Apr 2017

M. Night Shyamalan announces sequels to Split and Unbreakable

*SPOILERS INSIDE*

by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Julian Barratt on jazz, memes, and the Chuckle Brothers

We spoke to the "miserable, slightly pretentious" comedian

by Ralph Jones
27 Apr 2017

John Boyega photobombing hardcore Star Wars fans is essential viewing

The man knows to make an entrance

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Heath Ledger's sister talks about her brother in tender new interview

Kate Ledger gently refutes claims that his role as the joker led to his fatal overdose

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

Jeff Goldblum set up a free food giveaway for the sake of a 6/10 pun

It's all in the delivery

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Great news alert: Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park fran

Ian Malcolm is back back back

by Gary Ogden
26 Apr 2017

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has a release date and new poster

Just look at the names on that poster

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Watch Chris Pratt confess his love for a bacon sandwich

Haven't we all at one point?

by Matt Tate
25 Apr 2017