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By Claire Rutter On March 19, 2013

Matt Smith Set To Leave Doctor Who To Star As James Bond Villain?

Not so fast

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Daniel Craig can breathe a sigh of relief as Doctor Who star Matt Smith has insisted that he's "not handsome enough" to play James Bond.

The British actor was talking a the preview screening ahead of the return of the seventh series, and Matt revealed that he thinks he could be a 007 villain instead.

In a chat with The Sun, Matt Smith said: "I'm not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain though. Start campaigning now. I don't think I could be James Bond though."

Matt Smith: Do you think that he would make a good James Bond villain? (Wenn)

Matt admitted that he was a fan of the most recent Bond film Skyfall, and was a big Javier Bardem fan.

"I'd edge on the camp dangerous side I think," he said. "Javier Bardem was amazing. I thought Skyfall was a sumptuous film."

Of the upcoming series of Doctor Who, in which he stars with Jenna-Louise Coleman, Matt said that it has a touch of Bond.

"It's a modern-day conspiracy thriller, it's like Doctor Who meets Bourne, meets Bond, meets action adventure and I'm really pleased with it," he said.

Talking to EntertainmentWise at the same screening, Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat promised fans that the Doctor's "biggest secret" will be revealed in the new series.

Steven was asked to highlight his personal highlights of the new series. Excited with what the new series has to offer, the talented writer said:

"The Doctor’s greatest secret will be revealed. It actually will. I’m not lying."

Doctor Who and Clara are set for a new adventure, are you? (BBC Pictures)

Matt Smith, who currently plays the Time Lord, added that he has loved working with the host of guest stars who will be making appearances throughout the series.

He said: "We’ve got Liam Cunningham who is a personal favourite actor of mine, we’ve got a submarine, we’ve got the ice warriors and we’ve got the cybermen back in new guise. We’ve got Neil Gaiman writing the script. We’ve got Diana Rig playing an old hag – with sexiness and grace – and her daughter who is also brilliant and the scene between them is a Mark Gatiss script which is full of fan boy love."

The actor, who will be joined by new companion Clara, played by former Emmerdale actress Jenna Louise Coleman, added:

"Towards the end of the season we might have one of those clever Moffat creations – one of the new classic monsters."

Moffat also spoke of the directors that have played their part in creating the series. He said:

"We find directors with ambition not to just get the show made but to show off a bit and that’s what we’re looking for. Directors who actually actively want to impress you. They’re just not there to get the show done in the time which is actually quite difficult in itself.

"We make no demands on Doctor Who, we say: 'This one’s your one, make it your one'. We say that to the writers as well, 'Treat it like you own it' and that’s really important."

Check out Matt Smith hard at work as Doctor Who

Matt Smith and Jenna Louise-Coleman spotted filming new Doctor Who scenes in central London October 16 2012 (WENN.com)

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