Who should/could be a Bond actor? *SPOILERS*

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  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
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    Mallory wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.

    Adding to this, the way he toasts the goons in SF when Severine leaves him in the casino, knowing they are going to try and kill him. He knows he might die, so he may as well go out smiling.
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    Mallory wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.

    Adding to this, the way he toasts the goons in SF when Severine leaves him in the casino, knowing they are going to try and kill him. He knows he might die, so he may as well go out smiling.

    Yes exactly. It's these lighter moments (but not crazy Tarzan yell, double-taking pigeon light) which I hope we see a bit more of in NTTD.
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
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    Mallory wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.

    Adding to this, the way he toasts the goons in SF when Severine leaves him in the casino, knowing they are going to try and kill him. He knows he might die, so he may as well go out smiling.

    Yes exactly. It's these lighter moments (but not crazy Tarzan yell, double-taking pigeon light) which I hope we see a bit more of in NTTD.

    Though for full disclosure - I do have a soft spot for Tarzan yells and double taking pigeons.
  • Posts: 2,513
    Mallory wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.

    Adding to this, the way he toasts the goons in SF when Severine leaves him in the casino, knowing they are going to try and kill him. He knows he might die, so he may as well go out smiling.

    Yes exactly. It's these lighter moments (but not crazy Tarzan yell, double-taking pigeon light) which I hope we see a bit more of in NTTD.

    Though for full disclosure - I do have a soft spot for Tarzan yells and double taking pigeons.

    Keep that sordid secret to yourself mate.... :-j
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
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    Mallory wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.

    Adding to this, the way he toasts the goons in SF when Severine leaves him in the casino, knowing they are going to try and kill him. He knows he might die, so he may as well go out smiling.

    Yes exactly. It's these lighter moments (but not crazy Tarzan yell, double-taking pigeon light) which I hope we see a bit more of in NTTD.

    Though for full disclosure - I do have a soft spot for Tarzan yells and double taking pigeons.

    Keep that sordid secret to yourself mate.... :-j


    Haha, too late...
  • Posts: 13,319
    Mallory wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Oh I think Craig’s Bond rather clearly enjoys himself where he can: he does quite a lot light stuff in Spectre, but stealing the Aston, bedding the widow etc. he’s indulging himself.

    He does a few light things in QoS too. Dismissing one hotel to go to a better one, claiming he won the lottery springs to mind.

    But it would be nice if he did a bit more of this with a smile or laugh on his face when he is indulging himself. Who knows, maybe we get more of this in NTTD.

    I do like the wave he gives to the goons after meeting Lucia at the funeral.

    Adding to this, the way he toasts the goons in SF when Severine leaves him in the casino, knowing they are going to try and kill him. He knows he might die, so he may as well go out smiling.

    Yes exactly. It's these lighter moments (but not crazy Tarzan yell, double-taking pigeon light) which I hope we see a bit more of in NTTD.

    Though for full disclosure - I do have a soft spot for Tarzan yells and double taking pigeons.

    Keep that sordid secret to yourself mate.... :-j

    Or just say it in the controversial opinion thread.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Brosnan was nowhere near as famous or popular as Moore.

    No, I agree. Moore was a household name and had starred in multiple TV series by the time he played Bond. Brosnan hadn't attained that level of fame or popularity by the time he came to play Bond but I would say he was better known than some who started out as Bond.

    Brosnan's pain face will be more remembered than most of his Bondfilms.
  • Posts: 143
    As a Dalton fan, I'm fully on the Aidan Turner train now.

    Make it happen!
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Zarozzor wrote: »
    As a Dalton fan, I'm fully on the Aidan Turner train now.

    Make it happen!

    Let's indeed. All aboard.

    aidan-turner-ge--11091079-.jpg
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    If he's read the books, he's accomplishing a Bondian look with that tie, though not with that jacket. Cannot tell about the shirt, since I cannot see the cuffs or the content of the cloth.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Since62 wrote: »
    If he's read the books, he's accomplishing a Bondian look with that tie, though not with that jacket. Cannot tell about the shirt, since I cannot see the cuffs or the content of the cloth.

    Oh, yes. The knitted tie. Straight from the Fleming Bond novels. Something of a throwback nowadays but still very nice. I don't think any of the Bond actors ever wore a knitted tie in their films but I could be wrong. I'm far from a dedicated follower of fashion. ;)
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    Nice Kinks reference ! Now I've got that song playing in my head !
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Since62 wrote: »
    Nice Kinks reference ! Now I've got that song playing in my head !

    Glad you liked it. Hopefully the song playing in your head is a pleasant distraction.
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Since62 wrote: »
    If he's read the books, he's accomplishing a Bondian look with that tie, though not with that jacket. Cannot tell about the shirt, since I cannot see the cuffs or the content of the cloth.

    Oh, yes. The knitted tie. Straight from the Fleming Bond novels. Something of a throwback nowadays but still very nice. I don't think any of the Bond actors ever wore a knitted tie in their films but I could be wrong. I'm far from a dedicated follower of fashion. ;)

    I believe Connery in Goldfinger is wearing one in the Q scene when he is introduced to the DB5.

    As a wearer of knitted ties myself, I tend to look out for these things!
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    Zarozzor wrote: »
    As a Dalton fan, I'm fully on the Aidan Turner train now.

    Make it happen!

    Let's indeed. All aboard.

    aidan-turner-ge--11091079-.jpg

    well he just lost he elimination game so oh well
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    As a Dalton fan, I'm fully on the Aidan Turner train now.

    Make it happen!

    Let's indeed. All aboard.

    aidan-turner-ge--11091079-.jpg

    well he just lost he elimination game so oh well

    Care? A few members in a silly elimination game who are obviously dominant in force downvoting Turner. Turner will be Bond #7, you read it here first.
  • Posts: 13,319
    Risico007 wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    As a Dalton fan, I'm fully on the Aidan Turner train now.

    Make it happen!

    Let's indeed. All aboard.

    aidan-turner-ge--11091079-.jpg

    well he just lost he elimination game so oh well

    Care? A few members in a silly elimination game who are obviously dominant in force downvoting Turner. Turner will be Bond #7, you read it here first.

    Somehow I think he'll be last month's flavour by the time Bond is recast.
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    I'd still be up for Aidan Turner as Bond, if he still looks Bondian and we don't have to wait until 2042 for B26.
  • Posts: 2,513
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Since62 wrote: »
    If he's read the books, he's accomplishing a Bondian look with that tie, though not with that jacket. Cannot tell about the shirt, since I cannot see the cuffs or the content of the cloth.

    Oh, yes. The knitted tie. Straight from the Fleming Bond novels. Something of a throwback nowadays but still very nice. I don't think any of the Bond actors ever wore a knitted tie in their films but I could be wrong. I'm far from a dedicated follower of fashion. ;)

    I believe Connery in Goldfinger is wearing one in the Q scene when he is introduced to the DB5.

    As a wearer of knitted ties myself, I tend to look out for these things!

    Connery wore them in most of his films, not just GF. Laz wore them too in OHMSS.
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    Henry Golding should be another actor the producers would consider. Tall, handsome (has worked as a model), built, British (by his father, and he grew up in GB since he was 8), good age for it (presently on the low side of mid-30s). More interesting-looking than many of the rather generic lads folks have promoted
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited September 1 Posts: 14,953
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Since62 wrote: »
    If he's read the books, he's accomplishing a Bondian look with that tie, though not with that jacket. Cannot tell about the shirt, since I cannot see the cuffs or the content of the cloth.

    Oh, yes. The knitted tie. Straight from the Fleming Bond novels. Something of a throwback nowadays but still very nice. I don't think any of the Bond actors ever wore a knitted tie in their films but I could be wrong. I'm far from a dedicated follower of fashion. ;)

    I believe Connery in Goldfinger is wearing one in the Q scene when he is introduced to the DB5.

    As a wearer of knitted ties myself, I tend to look out for these things!

    Connery wore them in most of his films, not just GF. Laz wore them too in OHMSS.

    Shows how much I know. I'll need to keep an eye out for them next time I watch those films. Nice literary Bond touch there. :)
  • edited August 17 Posts: 427
    I’ve never seen Turner in anything so I can’t speak to his acting ability or presence, but he certainly looks the part. Definitely see a bit of Connery in him, and it seems EoN has been keen on harkening back to that era for a while.

    But of course acting and presence are perhaps more important. If you just showed me a picture of Daniel Craig without my having seen him in anything I might not have thought he’d be a good pick for Bond, but he completely sells the role on screen.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I’ve never seen Turner in anything so I can’t speak to his acting ability or presence, but he certainly looks the part. Definitely see a bit of Connery in him, and it seems EoN has been keen on harkening back to that era for a while.

    He's fine, I just haven't seen him carry a movie so I'd be slightly worried about him. Decent in TV stuff though.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited August 17 Posts: 35,165
    Turner isn't my first choice but compared to some of the other suggestions (Jamie Bell, Tom Holland), I'd choose him any day of the week. There are much worse options.

    Then again, I also don't believe I've seen Turner in anything yet.
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    @Creasy47 He was Kili, the handsome dwarf, in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Creasy47 He was Kili, the handsome dwarf, in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

    Yes, I did see those! Loved the first one but the trilogy got progressively worse. That third one was real awful.
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    @Creasy47 He was Kili, the handsome dwarf, in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.
    Not exactly memorable.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    A dwarf playing James Bond? Hopefully he was on his knees in that film. ;)
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    A dwarf playing James Bond? Hopefully he was on his knees in that film. ;)

    If Turner is cast (which I find less and less likely), I sure hope he matured as an actor since playing Kili. Because he was bland from bland.
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