Harry Connick, Jr. to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 52-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Connick set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Harry Connick, Jr..

UPDATE 21/09/2019 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Harry Connick, Jr. become the Seventh James Bond?

Connick’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Connick now is – what next?

Three reasons Harry Connick, Jr. 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 52-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Connick.
  3. It would give Harry Connick, Jr. a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

Twitter was flooded again Friday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Harry Connick, Jr. for James Bond.

“His name is Connick. Harry Connick, Jr.!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 20, 2019
“He was perfect as Captain Jimmy Wilder in Independence Day, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 20, 2019
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 20, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Connick has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 20, 2019

Rumors about Harry Connick, Jr. 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 Harry Connick, Jr. should be the next James Bond?

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