Jamie Bell, ‘Tintin’, hopeful series lasts like James Bond

Tintin star Jamie Bell has revealed he wants the animated adventures to go on like the Bond films – so he can play the young reporter for at least another 20 years.

The actor, who rose to fame in Billy Elliot, said he hoped he could continue in the role for the rest of his life.

Bell, 25, plays the main role in Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, which brings the comic hero to life.

Speaking on the Graham Norton Show on BBC1, he said: “Hopefully I will be Tintin for a while.

“If audiences really embrace it, I will be doing it for the rest of my life – I could be 45 and still be doing it.”

Tintin was created by Belgian writer Herge in 1929 and became a popular series of books translated into many languages and published all over the world.

The 3D film project has taken a number of years, and Spielberg is keen to continue, with two more Tintin films already in the pipeline.

There are plans for The Lord Of The Rings’ Peter Jackson to direct the next and for the third to be co-directed by both Spielberg and Jackson.


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