Actor Ewan McGregor is touting himself for the vacant James Bond role - because he loves stirring up rumours.

The Scottish star - a strong contender for 007 - admits he's eager to don a tuxedo and succeed Pierce Brosnan as the suave secret agent, but he also finds the growing media interest in the next Bond thrilling.

And he's only too happy to fuel the speculation by announcing his desire to star in the 21st Bond installment, Casino Royale.

He says, "I'd love to be Bond, but I can't say any more than that. Actually, the truth is I just love the rumours and this one has more mileage in it yet."

22/03/2005 13:40