Gary Oldman tells Bond filmmakers to take tips from George Smiley

Washington: Gary Oldman has urged James Bond producers to take tips from his spy thriller ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ to make 007 a better undercover man.

The Oscar-nominated star, who plays veteran spy George Smiley in the film, admits he has always been puzzled by Ian Fleming’s flamboyant hero.

“He’s (Smiley) the polar opposite of Bond,” Contactmusic quoted the actor as saying.

“He is the man in the mac who you would pass in the street and not look at twice, whereas Bond, it’s always struck me, announces who he is everywhere he goes - to the villain, to the guy that wants to kill him.

“He wears a white tuxedo and you go, ‘Where’s Bond...?’ He’s just pulled up in the Aston Martin... I’ve always found that strange.

“(It’s like), ‘I’m Bond, kill me!’” he added.


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