Lenny Henry to be the next James Bond?

Is Lenny Henry set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 18/01/2021 : 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 Lenny Henry become the Seventh James Bond?

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

The question for Henry now is – what next?

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

This 'Henry 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 Lenny Henry for James Bond.

“His name is Henry. Lenny Henry!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 17, 2021
“A 62-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 17, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Henry has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 17, 2021

Rumors about Lenny Henry 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 Lenny Henry should be the next James Bond?

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