James Bond Author Wants Daniel Day Lewis As 007
William Boyd says Oscar-winning star is close to Ian Fleming's vision of spy...
William Boyd told The Independent that he thinks the Oscar winner is a good match for the 007 envisaged by creator Ian Fleming.
He said: "If there was going to be an actor to play my James Bond, I'd choose another actor who's been in a film of mine and who is also called Daniel.
"Daniel Day Lewis actually resembles the Bond that Fleming describes. He was a tall, lean, rangy, very dark-haired, good-looking man. There's a sense that image is what he saw his Bond looking like."
He also confessed that he thought recent Bond stars were getting "further and further away" from Fleming's 007.
He explained: "The current Bond is fantastically interesting even though the current films are half a century on than the novels. The link gets fainter and fainter. The Bond films are all contemporary."
Boyd's novel, titled Solo, is set in 1969 and was launched yesterday.