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

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  • edited May 1 Posts: 15,567
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Has anyone mentioned Shaun Evans?
    He's the fella who plays Endeavour in the series Endeavour. Although he's 41 now so his time has probably passed but he has a strong jawline, a great voice and a commanding presence.
    I've never thought of him till my Mrs suggested it watching the show last night, she does have a crush on him, so that's a factor for her haha
    He is likeable and quite charming on screen
    https://i0.wp.com/morseandlewisandendeavour.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/shaun-evans.jpg?fit=315,348&ssl=1
    Here's a pic of him in a tux, apologies I'm not sure how to share pictures properly on this (it's only been 2 years)

    Shaun Evans is great playing Morse (Endeavour is one of my favourite shows), but I've never thought of him as anything Bond like. I could see him fit nicely into a Carré like spy drama though.

    Good point about the voice. That's an important factor in casting a new actor, IMO.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited May 1 Posts: 4,641
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.

    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited May 1 Posts: 4,641
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
    +1

    I just know some people get concerned when we discuss people in their 20s cause more often than not we're talking about the future, not casting for tomorrow...
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
    +1

    I just know some people get concerned when we discuss people in their 20s cause more often than not we're talking about the future, not casting for tomorrow...

    Yes, and I get that sentiment of course. However, we have to bear in mind that George Lazenby was 29 when he was filming OHMSS though he looked much more mature in his looks than that. So there isn't a one size fits all approach to ages. I'd say it all comes down to looks and how "lived in" the actor's face appears than specifically obsessing about age. It's really only a number in the end analysis.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
    +1

    I just know some people get concerned when we discuss people in their 20s cause more often than not we're talking about the future, not casting for tomorrow...

    It's terrible that this needs to keep being repeated. In certain cases, with certain suggestions, we're talking potentially four, five or six years down the line from now.

    And honestly, I think that's the right age we should be hoping for. Mid 30s. Audiences want to grow and get to know their James Bond these days and that age allows for that to happen naturally enough.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    The
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
    +1

    I just know some people get concerned when we discuss people in their 20s cause more often than not we're talking about the future, not casting for tomorrow...

    It's terrible that this needs to keep being repeated. In certain cases, with certain suggestions, we're talking potentially four, five or six years down the line from now.

    And honestly, I think that's the right age we should be hoping for. Mid 30s. Audiences want to grow and get to know their James Bond these days and that age allows for that to happen naturally enough.

    I’ll repeat, a traffic signal doesn’t have to be green when you’re a block or two away; you want it to be green when you come to that intersection.

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 1 Posts: 8,414
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
    +1

    I just know some people get concerned when we discuss people in their 20s cause more often than not we're talking about the future, not casting for tomorrow...

    Yes, and I get that sentiment of course. However, we have to bear in mind that George Lazenby was 29 when he was filming OHMSS though he looked much more mature in his looks than that. So there isn't a one size fits all approach to ages. I'd say it all comes down to looks and how "lived in" the actor's face appears than specifically obsessing about age. It's really only a number in the end analysis.

    Yes, I've always thought his face at 29 was a real advert for the benefits of wearing sunblock in Australia! :D
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited May 1 Posts: 14,765
    mtm wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Remember Craig got destroyed in the press in 2005 for being 'Blonde Bond'...
    ...then people got over it and he became one of, if not the, most successful James Bond...

    If the actor does a good job, it won't matter whether they're in their 30s or 40s.
    In any event, we've had both those age ranges before and even actors into their 50s as well so there shouldn't be a problem there.
    +1

    I just know some people get concerned when we discuss people in their 20s cause more often than not we're talking about the future, not casting for tomorrow...

    Yes, and I get that sentiment of course. However, we have to bear in mind that George Lazenby was 29 when he was filming OHMSS though he looked much more mature in his looks than that. So there isn't a one size fits all approach to ages. I'd say it all comes down to looks and how "lived in" the actor's face appears than specifically obsessing about age. It's really only a number in the end analysis.

    Yes, I've always thought his face at 29 was a real advert for the benefits of wearing sunblock in Australia! :D

    Indeed but he certainly looked the part, didn't he? That was all that mattered in my book. A baby faced Bond is not something that the world needs to see.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited May 1 Posts: 6,480
    talos7 wrote: »
    I’ll repeat, a traffic signal doesn’t have to be green when you’re a block or two away; you want it to be green when you come to that intersection.

    Yes, quite right!
  • Posts: 85
    https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2566911/pierce-brosnans-son-wonder-wants-to-play-james-bond-paris-007

    Funny, the last time around we had the same thing with Roger Moore's son Geoffrey Moore.

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    A whole article based on one photo? Wow :D
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    In that photo he looks like Tom Cruise in
    “ Cocktail “
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Really cool seeing Callum working with Cary Fukunaga. This was on Cary's IG the other day.

  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    I think he'll do very well out of Masters of the Air, but he is so far removed from Bond in that clip I find it difficult to imagine him in the role.

    Definitely an actor who is going places, but I'm struggling to see him acing a 007 casting call.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Good to see that Mr Fukunaga is a Percy Pigs fan.

    That show sounds good though.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    https://collider.com/why-nicholas-hoult-is-best-when-he-isnt-the-main-character/

    Nice little overview of our friend Nic's career that argues that he is better in weird supporting roles than as a leading man. I would argue that the fact that The Favourite and Mad Max: Fury Road are better films than the stuff he got to be a lead on doesn't really indicate anything other than that he hasn't gotten a lead in a good film yet. But at some point - and possibly especially for Bond - you want an actor to elevate the material.

    Has anyone checked out Those Who Wish Me Dead yet?
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for Hoult, when I see this film with the Mrs next week. I haven't seen Hoult in a lot so it's harsh to judge him on his look alone, he looks cool in the trailer admittedly
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    One review of the film said he was miscast, another said he was good. No one thinks the film is much cop, though.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Empire seemed to enjoy it enough. Looks like a nice, 90s-style mid-budget thriller to me.
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Gonna throw these guys back into discussion for anyone interested. Ben Aldridge and Sean Teale. Teale will probably need more time, being the youngest at 27, whereas Aldridge could probably do it tomorrow Both British, both tall, both handsome, and both have good voices.

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    They both look good, but can they act?

    These both look like good contenders. Never seen either of them act, but they have the look I think is perfect for the next Bond. Someone dark hair, dark eyed, in the Connery mould. Throw in the deep voice, charisma and acting chops too, then we have a winner.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Cavill has been cast in one of the leads in the Highlander reboot. I think he's less and less likely to be a contender for 007.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I don't think it's been confirmed, has it?
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    I still think it's unlikely EON will go for him either way.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    This might be weird but I think Cavill is too big physically to be Bond. He looks imposing don't get me wrong, but he doesn't like he is a spy that could ever go undercover
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    This might be weird but I think Cavill is too big physically to be Bond. He looks imposing don't get me wrong, but he doesn't like he is a spy that could ever go undercover
    I’m not a supporter of Cavill getting the role, he lacks charisma , but like Chris Hemsworth, his physical size is not an issue. Both men put a great deal of effort into training up to their superhero size. With modest effort both are able to trim down to suit other roles.
  • I think Australian actress Maeve Dermody would be my pick for the next Moneypenny (playing opposite a new Bond of course). I've seen her in the BBC's And Then There Were None and SS-GB over the last few years, as well as a supporting part in Amazon's Carnival Row and she's a great actress and presence in those shows.
    Maybe she could play Moneypenny with her own Australian accent, much like Lois Maxwell's Canadian accent?

    https://www.wallpaperflare.com/actresses-maeve-dermody-wallpaper-qntfl

    https://www.wallpaperflare.com/maeve-dermody-4k-new-hd-pc-beautiful-woman-beauty-young-adult-wallpaper-hygxh
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    mtm wrote: »
    I don't think it's been confirmed, has it?

    You're right he's "in talks" for whatever role it is. It could still fall through.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Usually casting "rumours" like this are more likely to end up being true.
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