Published On: Sun, Apr 10th, 2016

Want to be the next James Bond?

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With rumours rife about Daniel Craig having announced his exit from the franchise, a look at the probable replacement

 

BROCCOLI’S FAVOURITE

 

Who will be the next 007? 

TOM HIDDLESTON

Age: 35

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

 

PEOPLE’S BOND

 

Who will be the next 007? 

IDRIS ELBA

Age: 43

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?

 

Who will be the next 007? 

HENRY CAVILL

Age: 33

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

 

Who will be the next 007? 

DAMIEN LEWIS

Age: 45

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?

 

Who will be the next 007? 

TOM HARDY

Age: 38

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

 

Who will be the next 007? 

AIDAN TURNER

Age: 32

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?

 

Who will be the next 007? 

HUGH LAURIE

Age:56

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

Who will be the next 007? 

JAMES NORTON

Age: 31

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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About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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