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sandbagger1

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Favourite Fleming Novel
Moonraker
Favourite Bond Film
Goldfinger
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Sean Connery
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  • I'm the opposite. I think the character is more important than the actor, or even the merits of an individual film. The actor should bend his style towards that of the character, and not change the character to fit the actor. Updating elements of th…
  • mtm wrote: » I'm not really seeing the baby face: just looks like a face. Mind you in that interview he seemed uncomfortable when the interviewer brought it up, maybe he wouldn't want it. I think it's the popular idea that Eon don't like…
  • One thing we know is that Hoult will age. Whether he will acquire that harder edge... that's another matter. He's got a sensitive face rather than rugged good-looks, but I do think if he doesn't get the role now, in five to ten years time we might w…
  • patb wrote: » Second billing is exactly what EON need IMHO. The biggest threat to Hoult not getting the role is that he signs up for his first , leading role, Hollywood blockbuster. I know I'm biased but Hoult knows how to carry a firearm (unlike…
  • The other guy is Aiden Gillen. Looking at the movie poster on IMDb, Nicholas Hoult gets second billing in the list of names (though Jon Bernthal gets the important 'and' designation at the end of the list).
  • That is a great mini-movie, and better than any 8 minutes that you'll find in Spectre. Owen appeared to be the public's favourite for the role (he was mine, certainly), but the rumour was that he wanted a share of the profits rather than the usual f…
  • The trailer makes me think of Stallone's Cliffhanger, though I'm sure this being based on a novel and having Taylor Sheridan writing/directing, it will be a bit more substantial-feeling.
  • I thought he was actually good in Man from UNCLE, and kind of charismatic in The Witcher, but Night Hunter was frighteningly bad. In other news, Nicholas Hoult is in the trailers for Angelina Jolie's Those Who Wish Me Dead playing a bad guy/hench…
  • talos7 wrote: » I’m on vacation in Punt Cana, Dominican Republic and just flipped on the television; MI:Fallout is on. I’ve seen it several times but watched it again for a while, focusing on Henry Cavill. I really want to like him ; his looks are…
  • We've talked about him before. I like him, I think he's very handsome and has a certain amount of presence, and I think he's going places. I certainly see why he's mentioned as a possible Bond candidate. I still think Hoult is going to be the guy…
  • talos7 wrote: » One thing that I realized some time ago, and it is stating the obvious, is that an actor cannot be judged based on photographs alone. Some look great in photos but have little to average screen presence, while others take an avera…
  • Revelator wrote: » I was watching silent film last night that featured a young Ronald Colman and I thought, "If I had a time machine, or if the Bond series had existed in the '20s, he'd be intriguing Bond." The right looks and of course a t…
  • I'm another one for Fassbender.
  • I rewatched The Ipcress File again the other night. Everything about it is great - the camerawork, the soundtrack, the performances, the script... it all works so well. I think it's my favourite spy movie of all time. I then listened to the comme…
  • mtm wrote: » I bought Ipcress File on Blu Ray in the Network sale the week before last (together with a Blu Ray of the 60s Bond knockoff 'Deadlier Than The Male'), but due to some weird malfunction which affected quite a lot of people who bought s…
  • Sword of Honour was the main place I knew him from. I thought he was a great actor, but just didn't look like my idea of Bond.
  • I saw John Hodge as the writer and thought "Shallow Grave!" Then I remembered all the other crap he's written. It could go either way.
  • The Ipcress File is one of my favourite films, but I know the original book is quite different. I've listened to the BBC Radio audio version a couple of times and... it's just doesn't hold the same magic for me. And I've not been particularly impres…
  • I quite like him, but I think he's a little too old and his resumé is a little underwhelming - Outlander is popular and has won him some awards, but he's another Aidan Turner in that he's done a popular TV show but doesn't have such an impressive fi…
  • echo wrote: » Presuming NTTD gets released this year or next, Bond 26 is probably at least three years off. So which British actors are in their late 20s? Having actually had a quick look, the only actors that have been mentioned here for …
  • echo wrote: » Presuming NTTD gets released this year or next, Bond 26 is probably at least three years off. So which British actors are in their late 20s? ...and with that, we're back to Harry Styles.
  • mtm wrote: » I was listening to that long Nerdist 2015 podcast interview with Daniel Craig yesterday and I think it's interesting that he was saying he benefitted from that 15 years experience before he started playing Bond, and it's interesting t…
  • I really like Goode, but I don't know if he'd have made a good Bond. I think I might have liked him as 007, but you never know until you see them on screen. Now I'm sure Fassbender would have been a cool Bond: He'd have still needed good scrip…
  • These Vanity Fair videos (asking British actors questions) are about six years old, so pretty much everyone in contention has aged out, but still interesting to see so many possible Bonds in one video. Also, one of the questions was 'who is your fav…
  • He was good in the second series of The OA, though he was playing an American there. In Peaky Blinders (one of the later seasons) he played a rather posh English army officer, and I think that is closer to Bond, if you were looking to check him out.
  • ^We've mentioned him before in the thread.
  • I think the fact Styles has acted in a big Nolan film gives him at least a little acting credibility. He's not a bad height either, for those of us that care about such things. As several people have said, a number of singers have succeeded in cross…
  • Can you imagine how much worse it must be at Eon when they discuss who they want for the next James Bond?
  • ...and Nicholas Hoult was strongly considered for Batman before Pattinson took the role. I've been watching The Great. Hoult is really good, though not a role that is going to make you say "now that's James Bond!"