Stephen Graham to be the next James Bond?

Is Stephen Graham set to be the next James Bond?

Is Graham set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Stephen Graham.

UPDATE 03/06/2023 : 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 Stephen Graham become the Seventh James Bond?

Graham’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Pirates of the Caribbean (2011-2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Graham now is – what next?

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

This 'Graham 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 Stephen Graham for James Bond.

“His name is Graham. Stephen Graham!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 2, 2023
“He was perfect as Scrum in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 2, 2023
“A 49-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 2, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Graham has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 2, 2023

Rumors about Stephen Graham 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 Stephen Graham should be the next James Bond?

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