Ralph Fiennes can't wait for film fans to see him in the next James Bond movie - because it will become clear why he couldn't turn the role down.
The thespian admits he was a huge fan of Ian Fleming's 007 adventures when he was growing up and was thrilled when director Sam Mendes asked him to be a part of Skyfall.
He tells Details magazine, "I've always loved Bond. I was a bit geeky about the books when I was a teenager.
"Actually, a lot of the reason why I'm doing this is Sam Mendes, who I worked with ages ago in the theatre. He came with this proposal, which is a role in the Bond (film)."
But he is refusing to reveal anything about the part: "You'll understand why I can't say more in a year's time."