Naomie Harris thinks the next James Bond film will be "very special".

The British actress is a contender for a leading role in the forthcoming Sam Mendes-directed movie - which sees Daniel Craig reprise his role as the iconic British spy - and although her part is not confirmed, she believes having met the filmmaker it will be a particularly good film in the franchise.

She said: "It would be great to be part of Bond but nothing is confirmed yet. Sam Mendes is an amazing director and a really, really lovely man as well.

"He's got brilliant ideas. From meeting them, I think it's going to be a very special Bond."

The 34-year-old star has watched the spy movies, but does not have a favourite film, instead preferring the acting talents of eccentric singer Grace Jones, who previously appeared as May Day in 'A View to a Kill'.

She told Empire magazine: "Grace Jones did a Bond that I thought was really cool. She wasn't a Bond girl, though. She was more of a villain!"