Former leading civil servant tells how he landed Bond function

Former top civil servant tells how he landed Bond role

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previous top rated civil servant has informed how he landed a purpose in the most up-to-date Bond movie right after providing shelter to the director a decade ago when he was stranded in Britain at Christmas.

Sir Hayden Phillips, 78, labored in a variety of roles such as in the Household Business and Downing Avenue in an illustrious vocation.

At one stage he was Long lasting Secretary at the heart of authorities.

On the other hand, in a twist he has been drafted in to participate in a portion in the espionage thriller No Time to Die which was premiered tonight at the Royal Albert Hall.

He advised Radio 5 Live that he experienced hosted the director of the most recent in the Bond sequence Cary Joji Fukunaga after a volcanic dust group grounded transatlantic flights in 2009.

Phillips told Radio 5 Are living: “I think it is uncommon for a previous civil servant to find himself in a Bond film it was firstly down to my daughter’s friendship with the director… I do not fake I received this part on performing deserves.

“Secondly in 2009 Cary was unable to expend Christmas with his loved ones so he stayed with us. I requested him if I could be in his most current movie Jane Eyre and as I was his host and he is a polite younger man he reported sure, of program.”

Phillips said he experienced a number of strains in Jane Eyre and as they have been mates above the a long time the director identified as him into action for the Bond motion picture.

He explained: “The motion is gripping but my function is silent. I marched up to Daniel Craig (on the set) and introduced myself and explained to him that I’m not an actor. He whispered to me ‘Hayden, I am not certain I am either’. I thought that was really very good.”

The movie No Time to Die is on common release from 30 September.