Football player turned actor Vinne Jones turned down a role in Die Another Day according. The actor, who has been seen in films such as Guy Ritchie’s Snatch and opposite John Travolta in Swordfish, was reportedly unable to meet with Die Another Day’s filming schedule.
A friend of Jones’ has been quoted as saying that Jones “was flattered to be offered the part and it was quite a surprise when he turned it down because he’s always loved Bond films.”
This isn’t the first time that Jones’ name has been associated with a James Bond film, and it’s hardly surprising when you consider his stature. Jones’ name popped up during the pre-production of the last Bond film, The World Is Not Enough. Jones was reportedly being considered for the role of Renard in that film.