Richard Berry to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 69-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 10/07/2020 : 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 from London to Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Richard Berry become the Seventh James Bond?

Berry’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 22 Bullets (2010), A Pain in the Ass (2008) and The Valet (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Berry now is – what next?

Three reasons Richard Berry 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 a 69-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Berry.
  3. It would give Richard Berry a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Berry. Richard Berry!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 9, 2020
“He was perfect as Maurice Bettoun in Le Grand Pardon, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 9, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 9, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Berry has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 9, 2020

Rumors about Richard Berry 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 Richard Berry should be the next James Bond?

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