UK based actor Alex Reece mentioned yesterday on twitter that he had secured a “lead” role in the forthcoming Heineken beer commercial that is expected to tie into Skyfall. We understand that commercial is also set to star incumbent 007 actor, Daniel Craig and hear rumours that Sam Mendes will direct the featurette.
According to the post, Reece will play a Russian assassin on the tail of James Bond.
The actor’s online bio explains that Reece has experience in Karate, Judo and other martial arts. This, plus is vaguely slavic looks could have been the clincher in winning the young actor a part in the commercial.