It was only last year that Daniel Craig had stepped down from the iconic role of James Bond. He had been playing the role for 15 years. The actor embodied 007 throughout five films, but ‘No Time To Die’ became his final adventure. Ever since he left the iconic movie series, there has been a hunt for his replacement.
Jamie Dornan might bag the role
Jamie Dornan has been nearing the top of the list of frontrunners for months. Now, the Irish star has broken his silence on what he really thinks will happen with the character now Craig is out of the picture. Dornan, who is best known for playing Christian Grey in the raunchy film series, 50 Shades of Grey, was recently quizzed by Radio Times about his Bond chances.
The actor nonchalantly replied:
“Of course, it’s nice to be in those conversations.” However, he hinted that he wasn’t surprised he has been included in the race thus far. “If you’re an actor of a certain age who’s had a good year, there’s an inevitability about it,” he added.
The actor – who also played serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall – went on to add that fans likely won’t know the next Bond actor. He said: “They’ll probably replace Daniel with somebody who’s never been on one of those lists.”
At the time of writing, Dornan is within the top ten names in the Bond odds to replace Craig. Most recently, Ladbrokes awarded the star 18/1 on becoming the next version of the hero. However, Brosnan’s tenure didn’t end well. Bond bosses – Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson – had to break the news in 2002 that he was not going to play the role anymore.