Watched the recent Nelson Mandela film the other day and it reminded me that Naomi Harris is one of the best actresses working. She's brilliant. And that's one of the reasons that I've always found her disappointing as Moneypenny. In the run up to SF I remember there were worries about Berenice's acting (who didn't have many credits at all) while we pretty much all assumed that Naomie would be great but it turned out the other way around imo. Severine is probably my favourite Bond girl, she was fantastic, while Harris seemed wooden and her banter with Craig has always felt really forced to me. I actually much preferred Samantha Bond and was very disappointed.
Are there any other actors who we think were miscast/disappointing in Bond? Could extend to the Bond actors themselves too, I know that some fans believe that Dalton and Brosnan's best work comes outside the franchise and one of the criticisms of SP I've heard the most is that Waltz seemed to be phoning it in.
To be clear, I'm not talking about actors wasted by the material like Rosamund Pike for example. I'm on about cases where the actor themself failed to deliver.
I think Julian Glover is another you could make a case for. Very talented actor and yet he plays what's probably the most forgettable Bond villain of all time imo. The material doesn't help, he spends a decent amount of the film posing as Bond's ally so there's no grand introduction or iconic scene, nothing exciting or interesting at all to latch on to, but even after the reveal when he gets the odd opportunity to (e.g. the shark scene) he doesn't come across as very threatening or memorable in the slightest. Although to be fair I haven't seen FYEO for ages (I think the whole film is boring and forgettable so I never really feel the desire to watch it) so I might be doing him a disservice here.
What do you all think?