Dundee-born Actor, Brian Cox, has signed up to play the villain in a James Bond-themed reality show – partly filmed in Scotland.

The outspoken supporter of Scottish independence will play The Controller in Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series, 007’s Road To A Million.

The show, filmed in locations associated with the franchise including the Highlands, Venice and Jamaica, will see contestants competing in teams of two to win a prize of up to £1 million.

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They must correctly answer questions hidden in different locations around the world to advance to the next challenge.

Known for portraying fiery media mogul Logan Roy in HBO series Succession, Cox will now take on the role of an enigmatic and mysterious character responsible for the fate of the contestants.

Cox said: “I got to see how ordinary people would cope with being on a James Bond adventure.

“As they travel the world to some of the most iconic Bond locations, it gets more intense and nail-biting.

“I enjoyed my role as both villain and tormentor, with licence to put the hopeful participants through the mangle.”

007’s Road To A Million is a collaboration between a number of companies including Amazon Studios and the producers of the Bond films, Eon.

It will launch on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories later this year.