Elba is best known for his work on the TV shows "Luther," "The Wire" and "The Office."
"It's a rumor," UsMagazine.com quoted Elba as telling NPR.
"I just don't want to be the black James Bond," he said. "Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond. ... I'd definitely consider it. ... I'm never shaken or stirred."
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