Bond star Colin Salmon says he jumped at the chance of joining EastEnders and gave short shrift to anyone who questioned the move.
The star, best known as Charles Robinson, the right-hand man of Judi Dench’s M in three 007 films, is thrilled to play former boxer George Knight.
And dad-of-four Colin, who was born in Hackney, East London, said he needs to work in the capital because his wife of 35 years, artist Fiona Hawthorne, has a lung disease.
The 61-year-old said anyone who was sniffy about his decision to join the BBC soap had got him all wrong. “They don’t know me,” he shrugged. “It’s a no-brainer.Read more on msn.com