Galloway-born actor Sam Heughan has admitted he would "jump" at the chance to play James Bond, but says the character in his new film is a "more authentic" version of 007.
The Scottish star, 40, plays special forces operator Tom Buckingham in SAS: Red Notice, an adaptation of former SAS soldier Andy McNab's novel of the same name.
The film finds Buckingham on a train to Paris in the Channel Tunnel when it is hijacked by heavily armed mercenaries, who hold all the passengers hostage.
Heughan, best known for his role as Highland warrior Jamie Fraser in the historical drama Outlander says the role was "exhausting and fun."
Discussing the similarities between his film and the Bond franchise, Heughan said: "It's hard not to look at this movie and compare the two. They are kind of in the same world."
Asked how he feels about rumours he might replace Daniel Craig as 007, he said:
SAS: Red Notice is available on Sky Cinema from March 12.