It has been a while since a James Bond movie was released. This is why it created a world wind of speculations as who will be the next best spy.
Idris Elba has received a lot of heat when it comes to the James Bond part. Can he really get into the tough role of Bond? The next in line seems to be Tom Hardy. I would not mind this, he’s pretty good looking and his acting skills are top notched.
There has been many posts as who will be the lucky guy meant to get into James Bond’s shoes.
There are even suggestions that Benedict Cumberbatch should be the next spy. Yes he was wonderful in “The Imitation game”, he might be a somewhat average spy but he will always be known as Sherlock Holmes.
What about Doctor Who’s David Tennant? He gives me mixed feelings because I can only visualize him as The Doctor.
When Daniel Craig became the next James Bond , the actor he was not that well known. He had a lot of roles before the James Bond series, but none of them launched his carrier like the spy series did. Since then Daniel Craig became a household name.
Personally I do not mind if the directors choose to go with an unknown actor. This would have the most effect because others are very predictable. If they go with a famous star they better be prepared to choose wisely because not all of them will prefer their martini shaken not stirred.
Here is a list of 7 Actors That Could Play James Bond.
1. Jack Davenport
Just look at him. He does have a certain spy vibe with his smirk smile and rough features. Jack is sort of age appropriate for a James Bond movie and he already knows how to be a spy. He previously played as a secret agent in “Kingsmen” as the character Lancelot. Remember him? He was pretty great.
2. Rupert Evans
He is not a well-known actor because he mostly plays in TV shows. I will not exclude him because I see great potential in this one. His British accent is marvellous. In his new TV show The Man in The High Castle, Rupert might hit the jackpot due to the series high reviews. He already played Ian Fleming’s brother in “Fleming” so he might have a shot as the next Bond.
3. Richard Armitage
You might know him as Thorin Oakenshield from the Hobbit movies. He seems like a good option for a James Bond. He does have those dashing eyes. Sorry I got lost here looking at his picture. Let’s come back to why Richard should be Bond. Well he already has practice with playing the role of a spy. As you know he was one in the first season of “Strike Back” and on “ MI-5”.
4. Chiwetel Ejiofor
If some are rooting for Idris Elba, I for one would go with Chiwetel Ejiofor. I bet you remember his amazing performance in “12 Years a slave”. Chiwetel can play either James or the villain. He can play diverse roles like cross-dressing for “Kinky Boots” and also hunting down the enemy in “Serenity”.
5. Tilda Swinton
No I have not gone crazy. Tilda can be a great choice for the next best James Bond. Actresses are known for playing men in some movies and Tilda does have the bad-ass androgynous look. There is also a rumour that she will play Doctor Strange in the new Marvel Movie. And yes that will mean she will transform into a male for that part, which Tilda can do so very easily. Remember Orlando (1992) or the most recent Bowie’s video “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”. Tilda can play Bond and the villain. Tickets will be sold instantly.
6. Aiden Turner
He does have a mischievous face. He looks like he is up to no good and ready for big explosions. He will make a good action packed James Bond. I bet he will even do his own stunts. Aiden seems like a man’s man, so the role of James Bond will fit him perfectly.
7. Barry Sloane
He is here on the list because I like to include the unknown small actors simply because they show tremendous potential. You might know him if you have watched Revenge because he plays the role of Aiden Mathis. His most recent role is as Zachary, the new deputy in the TV show Longmire. Why did I choose him? Because he is a good actor and fits the James Bond profile: tall, dark and handsome.