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I agree. Isaacs would have been ideal for the role when he was younger.
Yes, he could have done either Brosnan s or Craig s run of films. He is ten years younger than Brosnan, and five years older than Craig.
Hurts! I think Craig was great as Bond.
But I'm interested in Isaac's take.
At 58, it's more of what could have been. He's a great actor and potenially could've been a great Bond. But who would we prefer, Isaacs or Brosnan?
Actually, I was thinking about this guy the other day as I recommended 'Only You' to someone. I completely forgot that this same guy played Prince Charles in The Crown and Elton in Emma. There's certainly a sense of rawness to his performance in 'Only You' that isn't there in those other films, so O'Connor is certainly in the category of a character actor (I've said this is most likely what we'll get and what Bond needs). It's the same with God's Own Country which he was in. The guy's got talent. He's not an implausible choice.
Now, it's harder to tell with him because he hasn't, as far as I'm aware, played a particularly Bondian character in the past. My instincts are still that Tom Hughes in The Game and Jack Bannon in Pennyworth are more indicative of how these two actors would approach Bond and are my main picks. I'm sure the producers will try and give O'Connor an audition if he's not too busy/in demand though.
My other suggestion would be Ed Speleers. I hate Downton Abbey (pseudo nostalgic BBC nonsense) but from what I have seen of it I thought this guy carried himself confidently in that sort of Craig/Connery way (the walk, demeanour etc.) I've also seen him in Outlander and other things here and there. I think there's something to him, a sort of potential for Bond perhaps. Obligatory photos below if you don't know him but as I've said look up clips of him if you're interested.
Never seen it, but I can picture that working much more than I can the Dominic Cooper one from a few years ago. Guess it’s more romantic though, to pretend he was the real life Bond and cast someone who wouldn’t look out of place in this thread.
No joke, I think Snoop would be a better choice than most frontrunners. This man is the most naturally suave and composed (yet ruthless looking) motherf*****r to ever walk the planet. Only Rowan Atkinson can compete with his level coolness.
That Tarantino hasn’t made an espionage blaxploitation thriller with him in the lead yet is a tragedy.
He was totally miscast as Fleming
Always interesting to be reminded of the cultural relevancy Bond has. An actor makes a throwaway sarcastic joke about how he'll definitely be cast as Bond and The Guardian goes with "I'll be Bond next!" as the headline. Just for the record: He will not. If they go with Gen Z/Tik Tok Bond and cast Harry Styles or Will Poulter, he could be their Q (*shudder*)
Talk about twisting a very throwaway quote made in jest, typical Grauniad.
Oof. Big ask. (and maybe we should do Top 8 and then do the tournament idea, we talked about a couple of pages back?)
At this very moment, of the top of my head and if the question is "Which five actors should be given a screentest?" (because that is different from "Top 5 guys I want to see play James Bond") I'd probably go:
1. Nicholas Hoult
2. Aidan Turner
3. Jack Lowden
4. Jamie Dornan
5. Harris Dickinson
Not necessarily in that order and if you ask me tomorrow, I'd probably give you three other names. Hoult and Turner are really the only ones I'm convinced by, at the moment.
That's a really good list mate, I'd be happy with most of them to be honest. It'll be interesting to see what's the cut off age wise this time
A member on here (sorry I can't remember who, please tell me) did a fantastic list on IMDB and I'd have to refer to that to pick my five. I can't think of anyone, other than Turner and Madden, off the top of my head.
Nice list, it contains 3 of my current picks.
Of course this type of thing is fluid and for the most part recognizable names; there are likely several lesser known actors who deserve a look.
At the moment
1. Nicholas Hoult
2. Aidan Turner
3. Jack Lowden
4. Chris Hemsworth
5. Harry Styles ( a dark horse yes, but he’s got
charisma, charm , and an intensity)
Apparently for some reason Tom Hardy's chances of being the next Bond have fallen... kind of a given considering he's probably not even being considered for the role, but oh well. I wonder how many more of these types of articles we'll get about Tom Hardy, Rege Jean-Page and Henry Cavill's odds of being the next Bond before the actual frontrunner for the role is hinted at.
Cool. My picks with obligatory Bondian pictures:
1) Jack Bannon (Pennyworth, Endeavour)
2) Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Eragon, Outlander)
3) Tom Hughes (The Game , Victoria)
4) Jack Lowden (Benedicton, Slow Horses, Dunkirk)
5) Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, SAS: Rogue Heroes)
Jack Bannon is one of two younger then me actors I would be ok with being 007
my list is going to eb a mixed bag (when is ti not)
1. Tom Hardy
2. Jack Bannon
3. Nicholas hoult
4. Michael Fassbender (the only reason he isnt number one is that window for him to be bond is closing more and more by the day)
5. Chris Hemsworth... I feel he is slowly becoming my Henry Cavill a safe choice that wont do anything special with the role but will be a lot of fun
I thought about putting Styles on there as a kind of „maybe he’ll blow them out of the water in a screentest“-pick, but ultimately he’s not what I want for Bond.
You might be referring to my list, which is here:
Based on these pics alone, I'd say none of them.
Agreed ! That is, none of these five.