Ron Perlman has urged movie bosses to cast him as the villain in the next James Bond movie.

The Hellboy star is a huge fan of the superspy franchise and dreams of going up against Daniel Craig's 007 in the follow-up to 2012 blockbuster Skyfall.

Perlman tells the London Evening Standard, "I would love to be in a Bond movie. That would be an honour and a thrill. The Bond franchise has created some wonderful three-dimensional characters, especially the bad guys, starting with Goldfinger. That dude was memorable and the one that Mads Mikkelsen played in Casino Royale."

He adds of Craig, "He's a great Bond. He's second only to (Sean) Connery for me."