The Brit starred as Miss Moneypenny in 2013 blockbuster Skyfall and she reprises the iconic role in the upcoming 24th installment in the spy franchise, Spectre.

She has previously discussed how she was targeted by jealous playground bullies as a child when her fledgling acting career was taking off, but now she realises the traumatic experience helped her career.

"I was bullied at school," Naomie tells The Sunday Times Style magazine. "No one wants to be your friend, no one picks you for the games. There was a lot of jealousy because I was on TV.

"At the time it was pretty miserable, but I always had this goal and this vision of what I was going to achieve, so I held very strongly to that - and, actually, being bullied fuelled that dream. In some ways I have to thank those bullies, because I don't think I'd be where I am today without that experience."

Spectre is due for release in the U.K. on 26 October (15) and in the U.S. on 6 November (15).