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Who is the front runner for the next James Bond?

Who will be the next James Bond? That’s a question that's been on everyone's lips since Daniel Craig first announced his retirement.

Several British actors have been the subject of much speculations about James Bond's role since Daniel Craig's departure was announced. But beware guys! it's not enough for the next James Bond contender to have the chiseled jaw of a model, a cute smile, and a British accent.

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The next James Bond actor must be able to fit the bill. He needs charm, charisma, and versatility with solid acting skills that are quick on their feet - not an easy task for some!

Such an actor must have all the qualities to be a serious James Bond, not just the chiseled jaw of a model, some acting experience, and a British accent. One needs to show off their talent with versatility and action figure playability as well! Oh yes - this person must have charm, charisma, depth, humor, confidence, weapon handling, player, etc.

Physical Abilities of the Bond Character

James Bond is the physical embodiment of an action hero. He is tough and accomplished, with a strong body that can endure anything from swimming to running all day long without tiring — even doing free-running movements! His stamina also had a large lung capacity so he could run for miles on end while doing martial arts moves at high speeds if necessary--and still have enough energy left over after those exertions as well.

The Personality Traits of your favorite 007 Agent

James Bond is a unique individual. Sound-minded and of strong spirit, he has enough intelligence to guide him through his endeavors for world domination or infiltration. But recognition is not his thing.

Cunning enough for any occasion, Bond knows how important it can be when circumstances are dire. This man also has abandonment issues which make relationships with him difficult, if not impossible. Because his friends will get hurt eventually, being alone becomes less painful over time for the agent, yet still too much at times.

He's a loner, but he can be charming and manipulative. He prefers his privacy and rarely looks for companionship except for sexual encounters. But when it comes down to business, he'll charm anyone into doing anything for the right price...or tricking them so badly they won't even notice how much you're getting away with before long anyway.

James Bond is a man of structure. He has very strong preferences for his habits and patterns, but he can't help himself from rebelling against it sometimes with subtle ways to subvert authority or do things differently than what's expected

Bond seeks order in the chaos around him; however, every now then you'll find this agent rebelling just enough so that no one notices how well disciplined he actually stayed under all those rules!

Agent 007 is a man who has faced death many times. He doesn't seem to think about the future. Only living in the present and pushing himself to the edge seems to be the pattern. Ultimately, there can't be any regrets when it comes time for him to retire.

Which of your favorite British actor has these qualities to fill the shoes of the Bond Character?

Top James Bond Contenders to replace Daniel Craig

Actor James Cavill
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Henry William Dalgliesh Cavil

38 - Born May 5, 1983

Henry Cavill is a British actor who gained international recognition for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and Justice League. He also starred in action spy movies like The Man From U.N CLE and Mission Impossible - Fallout where he plays again another secret agent character named August Walker alongside Tom Cruise.

Idris Elba actor
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  • MTV Movie Awards for Best Hero

  • Razzie Award for Worst Screen Combo shared with Ben Affleck

Idris Elba

49 - Born Sept. 6, 1972

Idris Elba is an actor, producer and musician who has been in the business for over 20 years. Elba is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, with his voice dominating every film he stars on. He’s been linked to this role for years and has seemingly ruled out throwing his hat into the ring - at least for now! according to Rolling Stone.


  • BET Award for Best Actor, 2010

  • BET Award for Best Actor, 2011

  • NAACP Image Award, 2011

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, 2011

  • Black Reel Award for Best Actor, 2012

British Actor James Norton
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James Norton

36 - Born July 18, 1985

James Norton is an English actor who has enjoyed a lucrative film career, starring in films such as Belle, Mr. Jones, and Little Women. He also happens to be cumulating several key qualities of a spy: he's extremely attractive, very smart, well educated, and he's a fantastic actor.


  • CTA - Best Supporting Actor, 2014

  • British Academy TV Award - Best Supporting Actor, 2015

British Actor Tom Hiddleston
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Tom Hiddleston

40 - Born Feb. 9, 1981

When it comes to superheroes, Tom Hiddleston has his favorites and is well known for playing the part of Loki in both 2011's Marvel Studios film Thor as well as 2012’s The Avengers. His favorite superhero is Superman and is very good friends with Chris Helmsworth.


  • Golden Globe Award - Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film, 2016Razzie Award for Worst Screen Combo shared with Ben Affleck

Actor Richard Madden
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Richard Madden

35 - Born June 18, 1986

Richard Madden is an actor from Scotland who has been in the spotlight for several years now. He played Robb Stark on Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella, as well as David Budd during BBC's Bodyguard miniseries which brought him international acclaim!

Regé-Jean Page English actor
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  • National TV Award - Drama Performance, 2018

  • Golden Globe Award - Best Actor TV Series Drama

  • Golden Nymph Award - Outstanding Actor

Regé-Jean Page

31 - Born Jan 24, 1990

Regé-Jean Page was born in London to an English father and Zimbabwean mother who worked as a nurse. He captivated audiences around the world with his breakout performance on Netflix's Emmy-nominated drama series "Bridgerton."


  • IMBd Starmeter Award - Breakout Star 2021

  • MTV Movie & TV Awards - Breakthrough Performance, 2021

Actor Tom Holland
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Tom Holland

25 - Born June 15, 1996

Tom Holland was born to a photographing mother and comedian/author father. He lives with his parents and three younger brothers. While he may portray inexperienced or enthusiastic kids on-screen - youthful features like boyish good looks granted him iconic roles of 4 Spiderman + 2 Avengers and coming soon 2022 Uncharted Game starring Mark Wahlberg.


  • Kid's Choice Award - Favorite Superhero, 2020

  • Teen Choice Award - Choice Summer Movie Actor, 2019

Actor Daniel Kaluuya
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Daniel Kaluuya

32 - Born FEb. 24, 1989

Daniel Kaluuya is an English actor and writer. He's best known for his roles in the films Get Out (2017) as well as Black Panther 2018. His other credits include appearances on Johnny English Reborn (2011), Kick-Ass 2(2013), Sicario 2015, among others

The Independent UK wrote an article about this talented man called “Meet Daniel Kaluuya: The star of black, British cinema."


  • Screen Actors Guild - Best Supporting Actor, 2021

Actor James Cavill
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Henry Golding

34 - Born Feb. 5, 1987

With an upbringing in Malaysia, it's no wonder that Henry Golding is such a versatile actor. Since moving back at age 21 to pursue acting work and hosting travel shows for BBC, he made his feature film debut in the smash hit Crazy Rich Asians (2018), playing Nick Young, a Singaporean multi-millionaire who must carefully navigate his relationship with an American.


  • 2nd Shout! Award - Hot Guy Award, 2010

  • 9th The Asian Award - Crazy Rich Asians, 2019

Scotland Actor Sam Heughan
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Sam Heughan

41 - Born April 30, 1980

Sam Heughan is an actor, producer, and entrepreneur who has starred in the hit TV show "Outlander" which traces his journey back to Scotland. Whether it be near-space travel or just daydreaming about what life would be like on Earth's nearest celestial body Sam can't get enough of all things space-related!


  • TV Guide Award - Favorite Duo, 2014

  • The Anglophile Channel Awards - Favorite British Artist of the Year + Best Actor Drama Series, 2015

  • EWwy Awards - Best Actor in a Drama Series, 2015

Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
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Cillian Murphy

45 - Born May 25, 1976

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor. He started his performing career as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for a rock band called The Sons of Mr. Green Genes before he turned down a record deal in 1998 to pursue acting on stage and film

A few years later when director Danny Boyle cast him with noteworthy roles like Columb Duffin's 28 Days Later (2002), Cillian found himself making international waves!


  • National TV Awards - Best Drama Performance, 2020

  • Irish Film & TV Award - Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama, 2020

Tom Hardy actor
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Tom Hardy

44 - Born Sept. 15, 1977

Tom Hardy is a British actor and producer who made his film debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001). He has since appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, 2011 as well as Mad Max: Fury Road.


  • TFFA Award - Best Actor, 2014 & 2015

  • Screen Awards -Breakout Performance, 2010

  • Sant Jordi Awards - Best Foreign Actor, 2015

  • Online Film & TV Ass. - Best Supporting Actor, 2016

Jamie Dornan, British actor
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Jamie Dornan

39 - Born May 1, 1982

Jamie Dornan, an actor from Northern Ireland who you may know for his work in Fifty Shades of Grey or by just looking at him. He's also a musician and a model. He was the face of the 2007 campaign for men's cologne Dior Homme.


  • Lost Weekend Robot Award - Best Supporting Actor, 2021

  • Fifty Shades of Grey - The Drama Movie Star, 2018

Luke Evans English actor
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Luke Evans

42 - Born April 15, 1979

Welsh actor and singer, he began his career on the stage before making film breakthrough in Clash of Titans 2010 remake. Following his debut, Evans was cast as an action hero for films such as Immortals (2011) or The Raven 2012. Since then this man has been able to attract attention from many different angles with roles playing Robin Hood, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and the Three Musketeers, 2011.


  • Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards - The Man of the Year, 2020

  • Teen Choice Awards - Beauty and the Beast, 2017

John Boyega, British actor
John Boyega, British Nigerian actor

John Boyega

29 - Born March 17, 1992

John Boyega is an English actor and producer. This is the actor you might know from films like "Imperial Dreams" or even just his role in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens! He's also got some other credits under his belt. Boyega has appeared on four episodes for hit TV show 24, where he played a resistance fighter leading an infiltration mission into Berlin during World War II (spoiler alert).


  • Rising Star Award Winner, 2021

  • African-American Film Critics Ass. -Winner of Best Ensemble for Detroit, 2017

Nicholas Hoult, English actor
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Nicholas Hoult

31 - Born Dec. 7, 1989

Nicholas Hoult is a British actor who has appeared in both big-budget mainstream productions, and independent projects. His breakthrough role was as a child when he starred alongside Hugh Grant for About A Boy (2002). In 2005 he had his first American film appearance The Weather Man which made him famous around the world!


  • CinEuphoria - Best Supporting actor, 2016

  • Faro Island Film Festival - Best Ensemble Performance (The Favourite), 2019

Robert pattinson actor from London, England
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Robert Pattinson

35 - Born May 13, 1986

Rob Pattinson has become one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, and it all started with a part he auditioned for Edward Cullen in the Twilight novel adaptation which quickly skyrocketed his stardom across international borders. He has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and also made it onto Forbes' Celebrity 100 list at age 22.


  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - Shared Winner with Kristin Stewart

  • Bravo Otto - Best Actor, 2012



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