Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Honestly having rewatched all of the Peaky Blinders recently, I think Sam Claflin would also be a great choice. He has a good range that could work really well for our next 007.

  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Honestly having rewatched all of the Peaky Blinders recently, I think Sam Claflin would also be a great choice. He has a good range that could work really well for our next 007.


    Good call, he’s on my shortlist.

  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited May 2021 Posts: 776
    Yet another actor who would be just fine as Bond.... in ten years. Not now though, too young.

    Edit: Theo, I meant.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Yet another actor who would be just fine as Bond.... in ten years. Not now though, too young.

    Edit: Theo, I meant.

    He is 36.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    Yet another actor who would be just fine as Bond.... in ten years. Not now though, too young.

    Edit: Theo, I meant.

    He is 36.

    I’m almost 42 and I look to young to be Bond.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big success price him out of the running?
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Claflin isn't bad actor but he's too small, which I noticed in Enola Jones. I don't think he has a chance.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    QsCat wrote: »
    Claflin isn't bad actor but he's too small, which I noticed in Enola Jones. I don't think he has a chance.

    He’s listed at 5’11, taller than Craig

  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited May 2021 Posts: 5,725
    And he's already worked with the current Mrs James Bond haha ;)

  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big success price him out of the running?

    Do we know what the franchise plans for the Eternals is after their own film? I don't think the film will make him such a huge star right out of the gate that he is priced out of Bond, but if he has roles in 4 productions in the next 6 years, that would be a problem.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big success price him out of the running?

    Do we know what the franchise plans for the Eternals is after their own film? I don't think the film will make him such a huge star right out of the gate that he is priced out of Bond, but if he has roles in 4 productions in the next 6 years, that would be a problem.

    Is he even 5’8”?
  • edited May 2021 Posts: 17,203
    I quite like Sam Claflin. The only issue for me, is that his voice seems a bit soft. A minor thing of course, but using that clip above as an example, Cillian Murphy sounds more commanding.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    I quite like Sam Claflin. The only issue for me, is that his voice seems a bit soft. A minor thing of course, but using that clip above as an example, Cillian Murphy sounds more commanding.
    I think even Craig would have a hard time going up against Tommy Shelby haha :D
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    I quite like Sam Claflin. The only issue for me, is that his voice seems a bit soft. A minor thing of course, but using that clip above as an example, Cillian Murphy sounds more commanding.
    I think even Craig would have a hard time going up against Tommy Shelby haha :D

    That is true, haha!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 2021 Posts: 14,794
    I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big success price him out of the running?

    Do we know what the franchise plans for the Eternals is after their own film? I don't think the film will make him such a huge star right out of the gate that he is priced out of Bond, but if he has roles in 4 productions in the next 6 years, that would be a problem.

    Oh is it a film? I genuinely thought it was a TV show when I saw that trailer. I have no idea what it's about.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    mtm wrote: »
    I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big success price him out of the running?

    Do we know what the franchise plans for the Eternals is after their own film? I don't think the film will make him such a huge star right out of the gate that he is priced out of Bond, but if he has roles in 4 productions in the next 6 years, that would be a problem.

    Oh is it a film? I genuinely thought it was a TV show when I saw that trailer. I have no idea what it's about.

    All I know is that it is directed by Chloe Zhao and reportedly the execs at Marvel and Disney were completely stunned by what she was able to do - especially with landscapes - without using virtual effects. Turns out, sometimes it pays off going to actual places in the world and not just a big green-screen in Atlanta :-)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    She also managed to write the screenplay with herself (bottom right in the credits block), which is impressive in itself! :)

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  • QsCatQsCat London
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    I quite like Sam Claflin. The only issue for me, is that his voice seems a bit soft. A minor thing of course, but using that clip above as an example, Cillian Murphy sounds more commanding.

    I don't think he's right for Bond. I like him in Any Human Heart though..
    Also, I must watch My cousin Rachel..
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    QsCat wrote: »
    I quite like Sam Claflin. The only issue for me, is that his voice seems a bit soft. A minor thing of course, but using that clip above as an example, Cillian Murphy sounds more commanding.

    I don't think he's right for Bond. I like him in Any Human Heart though..
    Also, I must watch My cousin Rachel..

    His voice is a bit soft.

  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Honestly having rewatched all of the Peaky Blinders recently, I think Sam Claflin would also be a great choice. He has a good range that could work really well for our next 007.


    Resemblence to Fassbender here.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Voices don't really bother me too much cause as an actor, if it's really necessary, it's the easiest thing to change.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Also, we lived through Pierce's whine and it was no problem: Clafin's isn't exactly shocking.
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    For anyone still touting Richard Madden please just watch The Take. You'll see Madden, and you'll see a heroic leading man, portrayed by another actor. In fact, during the film, Madden's character even says so ! He remarks upon the physical differences between them. That same comparison would apply to many an actor proposed among these many notes.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited May 2021 Posts: 5,725
    An extremely cheesy trailer but didn't realise a trailer was released for those images I keep posting of Callum haha :D
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
    edited May 2021 Posts: 1,318
    I reckon you all have heard/ read about Amazon having acquired MGM. Funny little detail: Amazon has just released 'Leonardo' starring future Bond potential Aidan Turner. Let's just say I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if this could turn out very well for mr. Turner. Perhaps Amazon sees a lot of potential in him as well. Very interesting timing. Perhaps one little hint could be that our beloved Mathis stars in it, as well.

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  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    Isn't that show supposed to be really bad?
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Isn't that show supposed to be really bad?

    Well, maybe that's the direction Amazon want to take the Bond franchise in?
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Isn't that show supposed to be really bad?

    Who says so? Idiotic reviewers through rottentomatoes? Don't make me laugh. The show is pretty good actually. You obviously haven't seen it. In fact, perhaps better to comment after have watched something yourself, rather than projecting what others think.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    So it isn't? Thank you. That's why I asked. The show isn't available where I live, as far as I am aware.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    So it isn't? Thank you. That's why I asked. The show isn't available where I live, as far as I am aware.

    PM'd you
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