Robbie Coltrane to be the next James Bond?

Is Robbie Coltrane set to be the next James Bond?

Is Coltrane 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 Robbie Coltrane.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : 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 from London to Edinburgh wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Robbie Coltrane become the Seventh James Bond?

Coltrane’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Great Expectations (2012), Frasier (1993-2004) and Harry Potter (2011-2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Coltrane now is – what next?

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

This 'Coltrane 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 Robbie Coltrane for James Bond.

“His name is Coltrane. Robbie Coltrane!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 14, 2020
“He was perfect as Michael Moon in Frasier, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 14, 2020
“A 70-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 14, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Coltrane has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 14, 2020

Rumors about Robbie Coltrane 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 Robbie Coltrane should be the next James Bond?

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