I think Clive Owen as interested in Bond. If you want a hint of how he might have played it, check out his Bond spoof in the first Steve Martin Pink Panther film (best part of the movie, IMO).
I'm too lazy to go check, but I thought it was the other way round. Am sure I read an interview where he said that they asked him to audition but he wasn't interested.
Of course, just 'cos he said it doesn't make it true!