British rapper Professor Green hopes to branch out into movies by becoming a film director.

The I Need You Tonight hitmaker reveals he has already been offered the chance to step behind the camera for numerous projects, but he turned all the jobs down because he wants to move away from his tough persona to direct "something unexpected".

He tells British newspaper the Evening Standard, "Everything I've been offered has been quite typecast and I'm probably slightly to blame, having branded myself with all these tattoos. If I was going to do something, I'd rather do something unexpected, like a period drama."