Rosamund Pike to play Honeychile Rider?
It is one of the classic James Bond scenes – Ursula Andress emerging from the sea dressed in a white bikini and clutching a seashell in the 1962 film Dr No.
Now Rosamund Pike, who played Bond girl Miranda Frost alongside Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day, is being asked to reprise the glamorous role of Honeychile Rider.
But she won’t have to get wet – just read extracts from Ian Fleming’s Dr No at a tribute gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
‘We very much hope Rosamund will read the part,’ says Lucy Fleming, the author’s niece.
‘The event will take place in October at the London Palladium. We expect to have a few Bonds there – Roger Moore has already confirmed – and the audience will be packed with celebrities.’