Henry Cavill is convinced he's the perfect person to play the next James Bond because he has so much stunt experience from 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'.

The 35-year-old actor - who plays CIA assassin August Walker in the action film - auditioned for the role of the suited and booted spy in 2005 but lost out to Daniel Craig, and with his rival expected to bow out of the franchise after the next movie in the series, he's hoping his past movie experience will make him stand out.

Speaking to Yahoo UK, Cavill said: ''I would love to do it of course. I think Bond would be a really fun role. It's British, it's cool. I think that now that I have my 'Mission: Impossible' badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well...

''Not to say they weren't doing real stunts I'm just saying it would be fun for me to actually take what I've learnt on this and carry it through to a movie like Bond.

''I'd love to play a Brit. I don't get to play a Brit very often. So yes, I would love the opportunity and if they were to ask I would say yes.''

But, although it's believed Cavill is still in the running for the role, former Bond director Martin Campbell - who worked on 'GoldenEye' and 'Casino Royale' - previously suggested he would be ideal for the role when he got older.

He said: ''Perhaps Henry Cavill was too young for it then, he was 22 at the time we auditioned for 'Casino Royale', but maybe he could still be James Bond in the future.

''After all, Pierce Brosnan did a great screen test only to eventually get the part years later.''