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22/07/2019 10:26 BST

Amanda Holden Reveals She Once Auditioned For James Bond Role

The Britain's Got Talent judge ultimately lost out on the part in Die Another Die to Rosamund Pike.

Amanda Holden has revealed she once landed an audition to appear in a James Bond film, alongside Pierce Brosnan.

In the early 2000s, when the Britain’s Got Talent judge was still best known as an actress, she auditioned for the role of double agent Miranda Frost, for which she was required to take part in a sword fight in her underwear.

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Amanda Holden

She told the Daily Mail: “I think it would be brilliant for Bond to have an equivalent female sidekick roughly the same age.

“I’m not sure how I’d fit a film into my schedule but I’d be more than happy to revisit Pinewood Studios and do a sword fight in my pants again.”

The role which Amanda auditioned for ultimately went to Rosamund Pike, who has gone on to appear in films including Gone Girl and A Private War, which earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations respectively.

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Rosamund Pike in Die Another Day, with Madonna and Pierce Brosnan

Earlier this year, Amanda revealed a more recent film role she missed out on, having initially been in the running to play Elton John’s mother in Dexter Fletcher’s biopic Rocketman.

“I was right in the middle of doing something for QVC and I got a call from my people saying, ‘Listen, you need to quickly put yourself on to tape to play Elton John’s mother in the new movie Rocketman’,” she explained.

“So I got the script on my phone and Mikey, my hairdresser, pulled out a brown wig – obviously to put me in disguise and make me look like much more of an actress – and I shoved on this wig and put myself on tape and sent it Dexter Fletcher [the director]. How embarrassing is that?

This role would eventually go to Hollywood star Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for her appearances in The Help, Jurassic World and the Black Mirror episode Nosedive.

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