Kevin Spacey has quashed rumours that he could feature as a villain in the next James Bond film, due for release in 2015.

“I don’t know why people keep writing about this,” said Spacey.

“I’ve been offered no role, I’ve never read a script, no, I am not doing the next James Bond movie.”

Director Sam Mendes is returning to take charge of the 24th Bond film, following the enormous success of 2012’s Skyfall.

“I don’t know who started the rumour but stop it,” Spacey said.

Skyfall became the highest grossing film of all time at the UK box office, and took more than $1 billion globally.

Spacey worked with British director Mendes on the 1999 Oscar-winning film American Beauty and the pair reunited for the Bridge Project’s 2011 staging of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

“Obviously if he wanted me he would’ve offered me the role,” Spacey continued.