British hunk Benedict Cumberbatch missed out on playing suave superspy James Bond in a video game after showing up at the audition in scruffy clothes.

The Star Trek Into Darkness actor was in the running to play a digital version of 007, but he blew his chance when he wore casual clothing to his screen test.

He explains, "I once got the chance to play James Bond in a computer game. But when I got to the audition there were men in their late 40s in dinner jackets there. I went in casual wear.

"I thought I would shake it up though and I started to dive over sofas and do all the gun poses and I did not get a call. I am still waiting."