LATEST: Scottish actor Dougray Scott's mother has slammed reports her son is to play the next James Bond.

The To Kill A King hunk, 38, was rumoured to have beaten ARTHUR star Clive Owen and HULK actor Eric Bana to replace Pierce Brosnan in the 23rd Bond movie, after discussions with producer Barbara Broccoli.

But Scott's mother, ELMA SCOTT, says, "My other son David contacted him about the latest reports and he said it's not true.

"He has other commitments, so there is certainly nothing to say at the moment."

Scott has just announced plans to do a film titled THE CONE GATHERER, scheduled for release next year (05), in which he plays an objector to the Second World War who is sent to work on a country estate in Scotland.

16/09/2004 14:06