New JAMES BOND Daniel Craig has begged movie bosses to cast former lover Sienna Miller opposite him in the next 007 film CASINO ROYALE - but she doesn't want to do it.

Craig is keen for Miller - who enjoyed a fling with him last year (05) following her split from fiance JUDE LAW - to join him in his first film as the suave superspy.

But the actress would consider it a step back: "I don't think this is the right time for me to be a Bond Girl, even though Daniel might have been lobbying for me - not that I've spoken to him about that.

"I think playing that kind of role now might undo some of the hard work that I have been doing.

"I've appeared in Shakespeare and have been trying to do less obviously feminine roles."