Hugh Jackman has admitted he has some regrets about passing up the chance to play James Bond.

The 'Les Miserables' star was approached about the 007 role for 2006 film 'Casino Royale', but was too busy playing Wolverine in the 'X-Men' series.

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Hugh Jackman (right) with Les Miserables co-stars Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway

Hugh told The Sun: "At the time it was wrong for me, but when I saw Daniel (Craig) in the movie I thought maybe I should have been more interested, because it was great.

"But I am great mates with Daniel. When he was in Australia we caught up and, you know, no-one could have played Bond better."

Hugh, who plays Jean Valjean in the big-screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables', joked: "I will just wait. The good thing about Daniel is he's, what, 62 now, isn't he? He's falling apart at the seams. So I just keep telling him, 'I'm ready, whenever you want to let him go, I'm ready'."

Take a look at the red carpet pictures from the world premiere in London below...

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  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Cast and crew including Samantha Barks, Isabelle Allen , Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Huttlestone, Sacha Baron Cohen, Russell Crowe and Cameron Mackintosh arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Samantha Barks, Cameron Mackintosh and guest, Isabelle Allen, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Daniel Huttlestone, Sacha Baron Cohen and Russell Crowe arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks

    From left, actors Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks pose for photographers as they arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at a cinema in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Amanda Seyfried arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Matthew Morrison arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Frances Ruffelle arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Frances Ruffelle and Cameron Mackintosh arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Cameron Mackintosh arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Daniel Huttlestone arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Russell Crowe

    Actor Russell Crowe poses for photographers as he arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at a cinema in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter poses for photographers as she arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at a cinema in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Eddie Redmayne

    Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers as he arrives for the premiere of Les Miserables at a cinema in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway

    Actors Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman pose for photographers as they arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at a cinema in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Eddie Redmayne arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Samantha Barks arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Isabella Allen arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actress Samantha Barks attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actress Isla Fisher attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actors Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfriend attend the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actors Sasha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actress Anne Hathaway attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actor Hugh Jackman attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actress Amanda Seyfried attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables - World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actor Hugh Jackman attends the 'Les Miserables' World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks arrive at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK

  • Les Miserables World Premiere - London

    Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of Les Miserables at the Empire Leicester Square, London, UK