Jared Harris to be the next James Bond?

Is Jared Harris set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 03/08/2021 : 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 Jared Harris become the Seventh James Bond?

Harris’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Mad Men (2009-2012), The Quiet Ones (2014) and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Harris now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Harris. Jared Harris!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 2, 2021
“He was perfect as John Willie in The Notorious Bettie Page, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 2, 2021
“A 59-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 2, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Harris has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 2, 2021

Rumors about Jared Harris 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 Jared Harris should be the next James Bond?

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