Brendan Gleeson to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 65-year-old James Bond from Ireland?

Is Gleeson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Brendan Gleeson.

UPDATE 20/01/2021 : 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 Dublin wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Brendan Gleeson become the Seventh James Bond?

Gleeson’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Raven (2012) and Albert Nobbs (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Gleeson now is – what next?

Three reasons Brendan Gleeson 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 65-year-old Irish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Gleeson.
  3. It would give Brendan Gleeson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Brendan Gleeson for James Bond.

“His name is Gleeson. Brendan Gleeson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 19, 2021
“He was perfect as Captain Hamilton in The Raven, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 19, 2021
“An Irish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 19, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Gleeson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 19, 2021

Rumors about Brendan Gleeson 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 Brendan Gleeson should be the next James Bond?

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