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Athlete Fatima Whitbread turned down cameo in 'Octopussy'

28-Nov-2011 • Bond News

Olympic and World Championship medal winning athlete Fatima Whitbread made a surprising revelation this week during her stint on the UK reality show "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here".

The javelin thrower said she had been offered the cameo role of Lady Fatima in 1983 James Bond film "Octopussy", but her late husband, athletics agent Andy Norman, wasn’t keen for her to do it so she turned the part down.

She revealed: “I was going to play The Lady Fatima who sat on top of James after a fight, but my late husband didn’t want me to do it. I should have done it. It would have been great.”

50-year-old Fatima also revealed that she wouldn’t make the same mistake twice and said:

"Had it been the latest one - Daniel Craig - my late husband wouldn't have got a say in it."

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