The actor will be seen leaving his role as Mark Wylde in the New Year, after 12 months in the village.
Asked what his dream role would be, he told Inside Soap: “I wouldn’t mind going toe-to-toe with Daniel Craig as the arch-villain in the next James Bond movie.”
He added: “Those films are so cool and action-packed these days that you practically have to strap yourself into your seat.”
Maxwell also revealed that he could see himself in long-running British police drama The Bill.
He said: “My wife, Juliet [Mills], and I enjoy watching The Bill – it’s pretty dramatic. I’ve never played a British cop, so I wouldn’t mind doing that. Look at me lobbying for my next gig already!”
Although days are numbered for Emmerdale’s Mark, soap bosses are keeping details of the nature of his exit under wraps.
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.