Tom Hiddleston has admitted that he would be "very interested" in reviving his Jonathan Pine character for a second season of The Night Manager.

The British actor - who has been linked with the James Bond role on the back of his performance in the BBC spy drama - made the comments ahead of this year's Emmys with a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

The John Le Carré adaption is up for a total of 12 nominations, with Hiddleston's co-stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, as well as the drama's director Susanne Bier, also up for awards.

According to Deadline, Hiddleston said: "I feel le Carré's anger is even sharper than ever. When the novel came out it spoke very much to the world in which it was written . . . those memories have receded, and yet arms dealing has not."

On a potential second season, he said it's in "the lap of le Carré and his sons", but added: "I feel so connected to Pine and his predicament that I would be very interested to see where he would go next."

Olivia Colman has also said that she would be interested in a second run of the glossy spy drama "if it was as good or better" as the much-lauded original.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards take place in Los Angeles on September 18.