Gregory Smith to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 37-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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

UPDATE 27/09/2020 : 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 Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Gregory Smith become the Seventh James Bond?

Smith’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Rookie Blue (2010-2015) and Everwood (2002-2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Smith now is – what next?

Three reasons Gregory Smith 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 37-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Smith.
  3. It would give Gregory Smith a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Smith. Gregory Smith!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 26, 2020
“He was perfect as Ephram Brown in Everwood, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 26, 2020
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 26, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Smith has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 26, 2020

Rumors about Gregory Smith 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 Gregory Smith should be the next James Bond?

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