With the recent James Bond movie delays casting a pall on the potential return of Daniel Craig as Bond, it only makes sense to look at the other actors who should play James Bond. There’s no denying it, the James Bond franchise is an iconic piece of cinema. It’s been around for a long time and doesn’t seem to have any plans to go away. With a tradition of passing the torch to a new, younger actor, we have to wonder who might be the next James Bond? Curious to see who might be a good fit for the role? Here are 25 Actors Who Should Play James Bond.
Born in Belfast, Ireland, this actor recently hit the scene with the Fifty Shades of Grey movie series. Though, he was also in Anthropoid, which is a great little historical gem. He’s got the swagger and looks to easily pull off James Bond, but it’s difficult to say if he’d bring anything new to the character.
Growing up in Aberbargoed, South of Wales, this actor is classically trained, starring in London’s West End theater productions, and has the look of a playboy MI6 agent. You may remember him from The Hobbit, Fast and Furious 6, and Beauty and the Beast.
This actor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is also a classically trained actor, appearing in many stage productions. You probably recall him playing the dwarf Kili in The Hobbit trilogy.
You probably haven’t heard of this British actor, and that’s kind of the point. With a name as big as James Bond, sometimes you need an unknown, yet capable, actor to hop in the seat to focus more on the character rather than the star power of the actor.
This actor, born in Warwickshire, England, has done tremendous work over the years, notably in Children of Men and Inside Man. It’s easy to see him giving us a great Bond.
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