Gemma Arterton thinks James Bond ''will always be a man''.

The 29-year-old actress - who starred alongside Daniel Craig in the 2008 Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace' - has dismissed suggestions that the iconic secret agent will one day be played by a woman.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''There will never be a female Bond. People talk about it but they will never do it.

''(Film producer) Barbara Broccoli is one of the biggest feminists I know but Bond will always be a man.''

Gemma's remarks come shortly after fellow Hollywood star Henry Cavill revealed he considered quitting acting for the Army until he was first linked to the role of Bond.

The 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' actor - who was pipped to the role by Daniel Craig - admitted securing a screen test for the part was enough to convince him to persevere with acting.

He shared: ''There were plenty of times I thought it wouldn't happen. At one stage I was like, 'If this next movie doesn't do well then I'm out, I'm going to join the Armed Forces'.

''Then I got the screen test for Bond and thought, my name is out there now, so maybe I should stick around. And I did.''