Bernard Le Coq to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 67-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Le Coq set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2017. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Bernard Le Coq.

UPDATE 18/01/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Bernard Le Coq become the Seventh James Bond?

Le Coq’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Conquest (2011), Clara Sheller (2008-2008) and Beautiful Memories (2002). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Le Coq now is – what next?

Three reasons Bernard Le Coq would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 67-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Le Coq.
  3. It would give Bernard Le Coq a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Le Coq To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Bernard Le Coq for James Bond.

“His name is Le Coq. Bernard Le Coq!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 17, 2018
“He was perfect as Jacques Chirac in The Conquest, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 17, 2018
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 17, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Le Coq has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 17, 2018

Rumors about Bernard Le Coq stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?

Do you think Bernard Le Coq should be the next James Bond?

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