Rhys Ifans lands an unspecified role in Bond 23

No word yet on who he’ll play

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Rhys Ifans will be joining Daniel Craig in the next big screen outing for James Bond.

Though the specific details of Bond 23 are remaining characteristically hush-hush, The Telegraph confirms that Ifans has joined the film’s ever-expanding cast.

Ifans recently wrapped The Amazing Spider-Man (above), in which he played the villainous Lizard - but it’s not thought that he’ll be brooding away as another villain in Bond 23.

That’s mostly because Javier Bardem has already been recruited as the film’s central baddie.

Ralph Fiennes is also onboard for Craig’s third round in the tux, reportedly playing a “complex” character. Meanwhile, Judi Dench is returning as M, and Naomie Harris will play Miss Moneypenny.

Despite wallowing in pre-production misery thanks to MGM's financial problems, Bond 23 is definitely bouncing back with a vengeance - we can't wait to see that formidable cast in action.

Bond 23 is being directed by Sam Mendes, and opens 9 November 2012.

Think Bond 23 is shaping up very nicely? Who are you most excited to see joining Craig for his third Bond film? Talk to us below...


    • Pdarko

      Jul 18th 2011, 10:11

      With moneypenny being introduced to the new films, what's betting ifans will play Q. I just hope he isn't brought in as some sort of comic relief and they go straight with the character

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    • newman

      Jul 18th 2011, 11:02

      can we hear a "q" - surely we do - i would have said him or Hugh Grant.

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    • trist808

      Jul 18th 2011, 17:58

      Great choice if he is playing "Q", but even if he's not, a superb addition to an already outstanding cast :)

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