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The new 007

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Gwyneth Sat 26-Sep-20 10:46:51

It sounds as if Tom Hardy will be the new 007. What do you think and who would you choose?

GrannyGravy13 Sat 26-Sep-20 10:50:15

Tom Hardy is an excellent choice, I loved him in Taboo (started off nor enjoying the program but was hooked after second episode)

If Colin Firth was a few years younger I think he would have made a very distinguished James Bond

Nortsat Sat 26-Sep-20 10:55:35

I agree GG, I think Tom Hardy will be excellent.

He was very good in Taboo and I thought he was brilliant in Peaky Blinders ... and funny.

Rosalyn69 Sat 26-Sep-20 10:56:29

I always thought Idris Elba but Sean Connery will always be James Bond to me.

Sarnia Sat 26-Sep-20 10:58:26


I always thought Idris Elba but Sean Connery will always be James Bond to me.

Snap! I was hoping for Idris Elba. I agree that nobody has been quite like Sean Connery as James Bond.

Jane10 Sat 26-Sep-20 11:00:59

It's no use. I just can't care.

Jaxjacky Sat 26-Sep-20 11:03:50

Idris gets my vote too!

Namsnanny Sat 26-Sep-20 11:10:18

Idris or Tom Hardy for me!!
I wasnt keen on the others who were in the frame for the job a while back though (the one who went out with Miley Cirus - cant remember his name now !).

Gwyneth Sat 26-Sep-20 11:10:32

I was hoping for Iris Elba or James Norton.

Gwyneth Sat 26-Sep-20 11:13:15

Sorry that should read IDRIS not Iris!!! Don’t know how I made that mistake being Welsh and having an Uncle IDRIS !

Teetime Sat 26-Sep-20 11:24:54

Oh yes Tom Hardy in Taboo!!! Idris is lovely but maybe a little bit too old?

There is always this speculation about a new Bond- probably be someone we have never heard of.

EllanVannin Sat 26-Sep-20 12:16:59

Aiden Turner---he of Poldark.

rosecarmel Sat 26-Sep-20 12:46:46

Sam Heughan was amongst those being considered- I love Idris Elba but think he looks too old to be Bond- I'm not a Connery fan- I liked Moore, Brosnan and Craig-

Skyfall is my favorite Bond tune-

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sat 26-Sep-20 14:02:54

Not a JB fan but I didn't like the last chap particularly and I don't think Tom Hardy will change that.
Tom Ward who used to be in Silent Witness was very handsome and would fit the bill in my eyes.

JackyB Sat 26-Sep-20 15:16:00

It should be someone really young. Look how DC has aged over the films he did. Not that Bond shouldn't age, I suppose. Pierce Brosnan was my favourite. Idris Elba is perhaps too butch, but he's a very good actor so he could pull it off.

TwiceAsNice Sat 26-Sep-20 16:16:40

Sorry I don’t know who Tom Hardy is I thought Idris Elba had it in the bag

TwiceAsNice Sat 26-Sep-20 16:17:30

It’s about time James Bond was a BAME actor

TheFrugalPiggy Sat 26-Sep-20 16:22:48

I always thought Mark Strong would be a good Bond but he's probably too old now.

TheFrugalPiggy Sat 26-Sep-20 16:24:31

Now I'm thinking about Mark Strong. Be still my beating heart.

GillT57 Sat 26-Sep-20 16:27:14

I really like Tom Hardy but think he is maybe a bit too rugged for Bond. James Norton would have been my choice of the ones mentioned in this thread

Grannynannywanny Sat 26-Sep-20 16:29:28

Gwyneth your suggestion of James Norton really threw me for a couple mins. I was picturing him in the part and it just wasn’t doing it for me.
Then the penny dropped that I was conjuring up images of Graham Norton. I seriously think I’ve lost the plot lately 😂

rosecarmel Sat 26-Sep-20 16:33:18

Also a Mark Strong fan- But can't picture him as Bond- A villain perhaps!

rosecarmel Sat 26-Sep-20 16:34:29

I suppose Brosnan was my favorite ..

Bluebellwould Sat 26-Sep-20 16:58:01

I don’t mind who as I don’t know most of them. I just hope they bring back that sexy twinkle and sense of humour. IMHO the last few have been far too dark and definitely not sexy. Pierce and Roger, now that’s two men I’d have invited in. I’m going for a cold hose down.

lemongrove Sat 26-Sep-20 17:03:19

Tom Hardy is quite small I think, he only looked tall in Taboo because of the tall hat he wore.😁🎩