Fleming director Mat Whitecross on Dominic Cooper & Bond

2014 sees the arrival on Sky Atlantic of a thrilling four-part drama about the life of Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Starring Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia) as the man behind 007, the series shows Fleming’s years as a spy during World War 2 as well as his affair with future wife Ann, played by Lara Pulver (True Blood).

Flicks And The City caught up with Fleming’s director, Mat Whitecross (Spike Island), at this year’s Virgin Media Shorts Awards.

Check out our video (from 1 min 33 secs) to see Mat talk about what we can expect from his new mini-series Fleming, shooting Bond-style stunts on an indie budget, balancing different scenes and tones including romance, action and comedy in Fleming, and why Dominic Cooper would make a great Bond when Daniel Craig decides to hang up his 007 tux: