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Halle's up to spy jinx as Bond villain.

Byline: COLIN WILSON

GORGEOUS actress Halle Berry is to star as a high-kicking baddie called Jinx in the next James Bond movie.

The sexy Hollywood star will take the part of the lead female villain, pitting her wits - and other obvious attributes - against Pierce Brosnan's 007.

Berry, 33, says her character will pack a punch and prove a handful for the suave British secret agent.

She told US TV chat show host Jay Leno: "Let's put it like this - Jinx can kick some butt. She's tough. She's not a wimpy Bond woman - she's pretty feisty."

Berry became a model after taking part in the Miss USA beauty pageant, then made her big-screen breakthrough as a drug addict in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever.

She then starred alongside Eddie Murphy in Boomerang before playing sexy secretary Sharon Stone in The Flintstones.

This year, she co-starred in Monster's Ball with Billy Bob Thornton.

Berry jetted into London for talks with the directors of the latest Bond adventure which will begin filming at Pinewood studios, near London, on January 14.

The new movie - the 20th Bond romp - will again feature Dame Judi Dench as M and John Cleese as R.

But it is rumoured to be the last in which Brosnan will star as Bond.

He said: "I always think you do the best you can. The last three films have been very successful."

Scots star Dougray Scott is widely tipped to be the man who will fill the Irishman's dinner jacket as the legendary character created by Scots author Ian Fleming.
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