Hugh Laurie to be the next James Bond?

Is Hugh Laurie set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 04/12/2021 : 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 Laurie become the Seventh James Bond?

Laurie’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in House (2004-2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Laurie now is – what next?

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

This 'Laurie 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 Hugh Laurie for James Bond.

“His name is Laurie. Hugh Laurie!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 3, 2021
“He was perfect as Gregory House in House, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 3, 2021
“A 62-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 3, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Laurie has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 3, 2021

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

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