Hugh Bonneville to be the next James Bond?

Is Hugh Bonneville set to be the next James Bond?

Is Bonneville set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Hugh Bonneville.

UPDATE 12/04/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Hugh Bonneville become the Seventh James Bond?

Bonneville’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Monuments Men (2014), Twenty Twelve (2011-2012) and Lost in Austen (2008-2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bonneville now is – what next?

Three reasons Hugh Bonneville 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 Hugh Bonneville?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bonneville.
  3. It would give Hugh Bonneville a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Bonneville. Hugh Bonneville!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 11, 2021
“He was perfect as Major Donald Jeffries in The Monuments Men, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 11, 2021
“A 57-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 11, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bonneville has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 11, 2021

Rumors about Hugh Bonneville 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 Hugh Bonneville should be the next James Bond?

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