Martin Compston to be the next James Bond?

Is Martin Compston set to be the next James Bond?

Is Compston set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Martin Compston.

UPDATE 01/10/2022 : 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 from London to Edinburgh wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Martin Compston become the Seventh James Bond?

Compston’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) and Line of Duty (2012-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Compston now is – what next?

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

This 'Compston 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 Martin Compston for James Bond.

“His name is Compston. Martin Compston!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 30, 2022
“He was perfect as Vic in The Disappearance of Alice Creed, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 30, 2022
“A 38-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 30, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Compston has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 30, 2022

Rumors about Martin Compston 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 Martin Compston should be the next James Bond?

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