While doing press for his new film, Coriolanus, Ralph Fiennes chatted about his secretive role in the forthcoming Bond film Skyfall.
MI6 points out this interview he did with The Daily Record about Skyfall where he revealed, "I'm allowed to say that I'm a government agent."
The rumor mill had pegged Fiennes as playing the next Blofeld.
Fiennes called himself a longtime Bond fan, particularly of the original Ian Fleming novels: "I used to be a complete nerd about the books and the detail in them. They are fantastic. There was Fleming's obsession with different kinds of champagne and caviar. He kind of fetishises these things."
Skyfall opens November 9.