Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • I remember suggesting Antony Starr on here a few years ago, after watching Banshee. He’s probably too old for it now, but I do think he could have been good. Not sure he has the chops to match Craig, but I think he could’ve done well in some straightforward, back to basics sort of films. And Armitage could’ve been brilliant.

    I think Taron Edgerton could’ve played a good lighter Bond, if he hadn’t been cast in Kingsman. I have been wondering lately if that’s the sort of direction they’ll go in after Craig. Less assassin, more gentleman.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited October 2021 Posts: 5,687
    It is gonna be interesting to see how their decisions will be formed, especially when it comes to the actor they cast. Like, will the actor inform the route they take or will the route they take inform the actor they cast?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I remember suggesting Antony Starr on here a few years ago, after watching Banshee. He’s probably too old for it now, but I do think he could have been good. Not sure he has the chops to match Craig, but I think he could’ve done well in some straightforward, back to basics sort of films. And Armitage could’ve been brilliant.

    In terms of Spooks leads he's a distant third place after Matthew Macfadyen and Hermione Norris though, I'd say. Actually I think even Rupert Penry Jones might've been a bit more interesting.
    Denbigh wrote: »
    It is gonna be interesting to see how their decisions will be formed, especially when it comes to the actor they cast. Like, will the actor inform the route they take or will the route they take inform the actor they cast?

    I think they'll probably get a script together first, and possibly a director too; but if they really get interested in someone they'll find a way of shoehorning him into that script I reckon.
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    mtm wrote: »
    In terms of Spooks leads he's a distant third place after Matthew Macfadyen and Hermione Norris though, I'd say. Actually I think even Rupert Penry Jones might've been a bit more interesting.

    Shame on me. I completely forgot Armitage was a lead in Spooks, despite following his arc for three seasons. To me, it seemed that his weakness stemmed from the writing; the scriptwriters tried to do too much with his character and muddled it up. He was quite compelling in season 7 IMO, but went downhill from there, especially in season 9 when his newly discovered identity undermined the plausibility of his earlier performance.
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    Ludovico wrote: »

    Nobody can be good in BBC's Robin Hood. Nobody. However talented. When Guy of Gisbourne is more handsome, more charismatic, more commanding, more everything than your Robin, you know you have serious issues.

    Talking of Guy of Gisborne, you've touched a sore spot here ;) It has been 15 years, and he has done his share of spy/action series in Strike Back and Berlin Station, but I still regret not getting Richard Armitage as Bond:
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    The same year CR was released, Richard Armitage played... Guy of Gisborne in the BBC's Robin Hood.
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    The same year CR was released, Richard Armitage played... Guy of Gisborne in the BBC's Robin Hood.

    I was referring to exactly that ;) And he ran circles around that show's Robin acting-wise.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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    More like the polar opposite of Bond. Henchman galore.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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    Oh I remember him in Fallout, he didn’t get much to do but I thought he was effectively intense. I wouldn’t mind seeing more, he’s got a good look.
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    The same year CR was released, Richard Armitage played... Guy of Gisborne in the BBC's Robin Hood.

    I was referring to exactly that ;) And he ran circles around that show's Robin acting-wise.

    Geez it was such a bad show.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Great theme tune though :)
  • edited October 2021 Posts: 14,754
    mtm wrote: »
    Great theme tune though :)

    Can't even remember it.

    Oh, and here's a nightmare idea: Jonas Armstrong as Bond.
  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
    edited October 2021 Posts: 357
    Too pretty?
    He's 37 now
    Theo James

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  • StarkStark France
    edited October 2021 Posts: 177
    I don't see a single young actor who has the talent and the charisma needed for the role. In all your proposals, there is no actor who can challenge Craig or even Brosnan. That worries me.
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    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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    I need to see him either clean shaven or with a full beard. The slam poetry look doesn't flatter him whatsoever, all I can think looking at that is I've finally found someone whose facial hair game is worse than my own :)) :)) :))
  • SzonanaSzonana Mexico
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    Seve wrote: »
    Too pretty?
    He's 37 now
    Theo James

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    Not bad at all. He is a very good contender.
  • BennyBenny keeping tabs on youAdministrator, Moderator
    edited October 2021 Posts: 14,726
    As we're going to get a new James Bond sometime in the near future, which 3 actors would you put forward for the role?

    1. Tom Hughes
    2. Theo James
    3. Nicholas Hoult

    *Just misses out...Aidan Turner.
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    I only have two who have really appealed to me, Richard Madden and Henry Golding.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
    edited October 2021 Posts: 1,318
    Benny wrote: »
    As we're going to get a new James Bond sometime in the near future, which 3 actors would you put forward for the role?

    1. Tom Hughes
    2. Theo James
    3. Nicholas Hoult

    *Just misses out...Aidan Turner.
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    Set in the 60s, period Bond

    1. Aidan Turner
    2. Theo James
    3. Fassbender as an older Bond

    Just look at this cracking photo

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    Just been watching the TV series Suits. I think Gabriel Macht who plays Harvey Specter could have been ideal a few years ago (too old now), even if he is American.

    Another left field choice. Just been watching Ted Lasso, and Brett Goldstein who plays tough footballer Roy Kent could be a good choice. I did a search online and already found a few voices backing him.

    He also did a comedy sketch as Bond, so seems I'm not alone -
  • Benny wrote: »
    As we're going to get a new James Bond sometime in the near future, which 3 actors would you put forward for the role?

    1. Tom Hughes
    2. Theo James
    3. Nicholas Hoult

    *Just misses out...Aidan Turner.
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    Set in the 60s, period Bond

    1. Aidan Turner
    2. Theo James
    3. Fassbender as an older Bond

    Just look at this cracking photo

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    Bond from the dynamite Casino Royale adaptation looks a lot like Fassbender.
  • Really a shame that Fassbender is close to 45... The ship has unfortunately sailed but it's quite a pity.
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    Really a shame that Fassbender is close to 45... The ship has unfortunately sailed but it's quite a pity.

    Yes, too old and too famous. I seriously think Brett Goldstein could be in with a shout. He's completely off everyone 's radar, a bit like Daniel Craig was before he was chosen.
  • BennyBenny keeping tabs on youAdministrator, Moderator
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    He’d have to do something about that mono-brow first.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 7,965
    mtm wrote: »
    In terms of Spooks leads he's a distant third place after Matthew Macfadyen and Hermione Norris though, I'd say. Actually I think even Rupert Penry Jones might've been a bit more interesting.

    Shame on me. I completely forgot Armitage was a lead in Spooks, despite following his arc for three seasons. To me, it seemed that his weakness stemmed from the writing; the scriptwriters tried to do too much with his character and muddled it up. He was quite compelling in season 7 IMO, but went downhill from there, especially in season 9 when his newly discovered identity undermined the plausibility of his earlier performance.

    Season 9 was a narrative dumpster fire, unfortunately. And I think it had a bit of a knock-on effect into Season 10 which had to work hard to bring back the spark that made the show exciting.
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    Benny wrote: »
    He’d have to do something about that mono-brow first.

    Same problem Connery had.... ;)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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    I need to see him either clean shaven or with a full beard. The slam poetry look doesn't flatter him whatsoever, all I can think looking at that is I've finally found someone whose facial hair game is worse than my own :)) :)) :))

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    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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    I need to see him either clean shaven or with a full beard. The slam poetry look doesn't flatter him whatsoever, all I can think looking at that is I've finally found someone whose facial hair game is worse than my own :)) :)) :))

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    Oh that's MUCH better. I'm not exactly on board with him or anything, but I wouldn't be up in arms if he ended up being cast as Bond. I get a mixture of George and Roger with that photo, which isn't a combo I think I've seen before. There's a dash of Timothy there as well.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,489
    Frederick Schmidt, b. 1984, might be good.
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    I need to see him either clean shaven or with a full beard. The slam poetry look doesn't flatter him whatsoever, all I can think looking at that is I've finally found someone whose facial hair game is worse than my own :)) :)) :))

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    Oh that's MUCH better. I'm not exactly on board with him or anything, but I wouldn't be up in arms if he ended up being cast as Bond. I get a mixture of George and Roger with that photo, which isn't a combo I think I've seen before. There's a dash of Timothy there as well.

    and Tom Hardy.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    A dash of what!? He looks like a Polish construction worker for crying out loud.
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