Matthew Macfadyen to be the next James Bond?

Is Matthew Macfadyen set to be the next James Bond?

Is Macfadyen 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 Matthew Macfadyen.

UPDATE 13/08/2020 : 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 Matthew Macfadyen become the Seventh James Bond?

Macfadyen’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Ripper Street (2012-2016), Anna Karenina (2012) and Spooks (2002-2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Macfadyen now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Macfadyen. Matthew Macfadyen!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 12, 2020
“He was perfect as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid in Ripper Street, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 12, 2020
“A 45-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 12, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Macfadyen has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 12, 2020

Rumors about Matthew Macfadyen 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 Matthew Macfadyen should be the next James Bond?

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