British actress Naomie Harris, 35, is ecstatic at having been chosen as the new "Bond Girl", for the latest installment in the thrilling adventures of the world's most famous spy.

The new film, which will recast Daniel Crag as Agent 007, James Bond, will be called "Skyfall".

"I never thought it was a possibility, so it's hugely exciting to be a Bond girl. I'm loving it. I love Sam Mendes. He's a fantastic director. And Daniel Craig is incredible to work with, so I feel incredibly lucky," the actress was quoted as saying by The Telegraphm, at the First Light Awards 2012 at BFI Southbank.

Harris is known for her roles in films like "28 Days Later", "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Small Island". A Buddhist, she was won the following awards - Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance in "28 Days Later", Screen Nation Film and TV Award for Best Female Film Performance and Ansbacher Rising Star Tribute at the Bahamas International Film Festival.

The film is currently under production.

Director Sam Mendes (3rd L) poses with cast members (L-R) Javier Bardem, Berenice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris along with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson during a photocall to launch the start of production of the new James Bond film "SkyFall"Reuters
The Pirates of the Caribbean star confirms she's in the running to be the next Bond girlREUTERS/Fred Prouser
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Actor Naomie Harris poses while launching the start of production of the new James Bond film "SkyFall" at a restaurant in LondonREUTERS
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Actor Daniel Craig poses with Berenice Marlohe (L) and Naomie Harris while launching the start of production of the new James Bond film "SkyFall" at a restaurant in LondonREUTERS
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