The director said: "It's not for me. I like working under the radar a bit more, so you can take risks”
Film company MGM announced yesterday that it expects to release the new James Bond movie within three years, and will announce a new director "soon" after Skyfall film-maker Sam Mendes declined the chance to return.
Filmmaker Danny Boyle has admitted he turned down a knighthood because "it's just not me".
The Oscar winner was in line for the New Year Honours list for his work on the London Olympic opening ceremony.
But the 56-year-old said it did not feel right accepting an individual award when a cast of thousands helped create the show.
Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: "You can make these speeches about 'this is everybody's work, blah blah blah'. And you've got to mean it, and I did mean it, and it is true, and it's the only way you can carry on something like that: through the efforts of all the people."
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Film and Olympic Opening Ceremony director Danny Boyle is presenting an award at the Baftas.
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The London Evening Standard's political correspondent Peter Dominiczak has bumped into the Opening Ceremony artistic director:
Danny Boyle has emerged from the bowels of the Olympic Stadium looking relaxed. Wasn't up for a chat. Said he had stuff to do.