Forget Bond, Jamie Dornan wants to be Catwoman

The role Bond favourite Jamie Dornan really wants? Catwoman. Kenneth Branagh smells nice, Judi Dench is a lot of fun and Taco Bell in Cheltenham might want to make sure it’s got plenty of stock.

Just some of the things we have learned from an Ask me Anything session by Jamie Dornan on Reddit. : The Tourist star Jamie Dornan spotted in Cheltenham The star of The Tourist who lives in the Cotswolds near Chalford, just outside Stroud, is promotion his new film Belfast, which was filmed in his home city of Belfast, directed by Kenneth Branagh, also from Belfast.

Some of the questions put to him by Redditors elicited some interesting responses. Get all the stories you love straight to your inbox. Sign up to the Gloucestershire / Herefordshire daily newsletter today right here.

Asked what he learned on the set of Belfast and does Kenneth Branagh smell as good as he looks, he said: “Wow. I probably learned to dance a little better than I did before. I’m not a good dancer, but when you have to dance in rehearsals every week, you do get marginally better.

“I did only get to smell Ken properly in Telluride, because we shot during Covid. You weren’t allowed to get close enough to smell each other, but he does smell nice.” As for what it’s like working with Dame Judi Dench, also in Belfast: “Inspiring.

One of those things you don’t think you’ll ever get the opportunity to have. She’s a rebel, and she’s always on the edge of mischief. Such a brilliant actor and always very relaxed and having fun with it.

She tells stories right up until they say action.”

Jamie Dornan with his wife Amelia Warner as they attend the Irish premiere of film Belfast

Now living in Gloucestershire having moved from Los Angeles, Jamie is still a big fan of tacos. He may be glad to see Taco Bell have opened in Cheltenham. And they might want to be stocked up.

One question said: “How many tacos can you throw down in one sitting?” and Jamie’s answer was: “Depends how big. I’m actually in LA, so I’ll probably be able to answer in a few hours… love a challenge. If someone wants to meet me at a food truck somewhere, I’ll try to set some world records.”

We might suggest you don’t ask Jamie for a pre-lunch snack. He was asked his favourite type of crisp. His answer is, well: “Tayto cheese and onion.

I do a Tayto smashie – white bread, loads of mayonnaise, slice of ham, and whole packet of Tayto cheese and onion. Favourite elevenses meal.” Want our best stories with fewer ads and alerts when the biggest news stories drop?

Download our app on iPhone or Android Some other responses might also surprise people: His favourite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – an author who can safely be said to divide people in their opinions. One response to that answer simply said “uh oh”.

Having had a beard for some time, he’s now enjoying not having a beard, and he’d like to play Catwoman if he could play any superhero. (“I’d just like the challenge of squeezing into that suit.”) But he stayed silent when one Redditor said he’d be the best choice for the next James Bond, despite the odds on his being offered the Walther PPK and licence to kill dramatically shortening as The Tourist airs on BBC 1. What did you think of this story?

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