Stephen Hawking Plays a Villain in New Jaguar Commercial

The cosmologist plays a sinister role in new commercial.

"You all know me as Professor Stephen Hawking, the physicist wrestling with the great concepts of time and space. But there is another side to me that you may not know: Stephen Hawking the actor," he wrote on his Facebook page today. "I have always wanted to be in a movie playing the part of a typical British villain. And now, thanks to Jaguar my wish has come true."

Hawking replies, "And we all drive Jaguars. Ha ha ha."

You all know me as Professor Stephen Hawking, the physicist wrestling with the great concepts of time and space. But there is another side to me that you may not know: Stephen Hawking the actor. I have always wanted to be in a movie playing the part of a typical British villain. And now, thanks to Jaguar my wish has come true. I am proud to present the premiere of the launch commercial for Jaguar's first performance SUV, the new Jaguar F-PACE. -SH

The English physicist, 74, previously told Wired he dreamed of playing a classic villain in a James Bond film.

"My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film," he said. "I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part. I know little of popular culture, having spent my time on science."