Want to be the next James Bond?546 views
With rumours rife about Daniel Craig having announced his exit from the franchise, a look at the probable replacement
Best known for: His role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearances in Thor, The Avengers & Thor: The Dark World; he’s also being liked for his role in AMC’s spy miniseries The Night Manager; he is reportedly Bond film producer Barbara Broccoli’s favourite for the role
Best known for: His role as Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell in the HBO Series The Wire, detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther & as Nelson Mandela in the 2013 biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; the actor, though keen on the role, does not want to be known just as, the ‘Black James Bond’; he’s such a huge favourite that he has been dubbed ‘the people’s Bond’
FROM SUPERMAN TO SUPERSPY?
Best known for: His role as Superman in 2016 film Batman vs Superman, Man of Steel & The Tudors; yet another people’s favourite, some fans have even launched a Facebook page called ‘We want Henry Cavill for James Bond’
HE NEVER SAID NEVER
Best known for: His portrayal of US Marine sergeant Nicholas Brody in the psychological thriller series Homeland; he has also featured on Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Band of Brothers; on being asked if the news about him signing the franchise was true, Lewis said, “I would tell you but I would have to kill you”
FROM UNDERDOG TO BOND?
Best known for: Mad Max: Fury Road, one of the biggest hits at the global box office in 2015; debuted in the 2001 movie Black Hawk Down & recently starred in the American drama The Revenant; bookmakers are placing their bets on him & Hardy, who has also featured in This Means War & Inception seems to be climbing the popularity charts
SUAVE & ENIGMATIC
Best known for: His recent performance in the new Agatha Christie adaptation of the book, And Then There Were None; after watching his tuxedo clad look and suave performance in this BBC series fans have started talking about the possibility of him playing Bond
DR HOUSE AS 007?
Best known for: His portrayal of Dr Gregory House on the TV show House has made him popular in the US; was a popular comedian in the UK; widely considered a great actor who makes audiences forget he is Hugh Laurie, this particular gift works in his favour
TV’S RISING STAR
Best known for: His role in the recent BBC adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace; has also played an ex-convict in Happy Valley becoming quite a rising television actor in the UK; fans admire him as much for his physique as his technique; will he be MI5’s most dependable asset?
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