Hugh Grant to be the next James Bond?

Is Hugh Grant set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 07/08/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Hugh Grant become the Seventh James Bond?

Grant’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Cloud Atlas (2012), Music and Lyrics (2007) and Bridget Jones' Diary (2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Grant now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Grant. Hugh Grant!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 6, 2020
“He was perfect as David in Love Actually, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 6, 2020
“A 59-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 6, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Grant has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 6, 2020

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

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