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To Think Idris Elba would make a great Bond!

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Booie09 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:35:22

Came across a story in the daily mail about him being James Bond and loads of people are saying James Bond should stay white!! Aibu to think he would make a great James Bond!!

Lindalee3 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:36:55

Agree 100%. He is a great actor, and has great screen presence, (and charisma,) and frankly, he is gorgeous! grin

HolyMountain Fri 10-Aug-18 15:39:02

I think he would have made a great Bond 5-10 years ago. I think he’s too old now.

LuckyAmy1986 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:40:14

As above, too old now

Booie09 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:40:36

Holymountain how very dare you 😂

MissMarplesKnitting Fri 10-Aug-18 15:41:04

Agree he is fab but too old now. Bond is supposed to be late 30's/early 40's. He's not young either but I think Idris might be a tad old to have any longevity in the role.

I think Tom Hardy or James Norton will get it.

StepBackNow Fri 10-Aug-18 15:41:08

No. He's dead to me ever since he said haitch instead of aitch.

a2inthehouse Fri 10-Aug-18 15:41:15

I would make it my first Bond watch if he was in it!

HotSauceCommittee Fri 10-Aug-18 15:41:20

He would but he’s too ubiquitous now. In “Luther” great, but he lost me when he started advertising Sky and doing sporty stuff. Just stick to acting.
Maxine Peake was ruined for me too on this way. I loved her in “Silk” but she’ll do anything now and is a bit of a talking head for me.

Booie09 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:41:55

But he's 4years younger than Danial Craig!!

calzone Fri 10-Aug-18 15:42:11

Oooh he would but I don’t think he will be asked......

HolyMountain Fri 10-Aug-18 15:42:51

I agree he’d have made a great 007, he’s such a good actor.

He’s only 46 I know but....

For the record I think Daniel Craig’s had his day too.

LuckyAmy1986 Fri 10-Aug-18 15:43:07

Ok but Daniel Craig is at the end of his bond career. If they cast Idris now then realistically what is his longevity?!

itbemay Fri 10-Aug-18 15:43:08

agree with PP, he would have been but is now sadly too old.... having said that I wouldn't kick him out of bed smile. His wife is gorgeous though...

AdoraBell Fri 10-Aug-18 15:43:27

‘Scuse me, too old? How old was Sean Connery when stopped playing 007? And Roger Moore for that matter.

HolyMountain Fri 10-Aug-18 15:43:50

Isn’t Tom Hardy a bit short or am I dreaming that?

Cuppaorwine Fri 10-Aug-18 15:44:18

Oh yes yes yes op. He would be great.

I would love to be the meat in a Tom Hardy/Idris Elba sarnie grin

OnlyFoolsnMothers Fri 10-Aug-18 15:59:38

Would love Idris to play bond, clean shave him and I'm sure he'd look young enough

Jaxhog Fri 10-Aug-18 16:00:55

Oh yes!

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Fri 10-Aug-18 16:15:22

He is getting too old to start playing Bond. He would be fine for one film but he would be too old for a series.

Roger Moore was 45 when the first film was shot and he really was too old for the role quite quickly.
Brosnan was in his early 40s and gave up by his 50th birthday.
Connery was in his 30s as was Daniel Craig when they started playing Bond

I think Idris Elba would be a great Bond I just wish he'd been asked 5 years ago.

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Fri 10-Aug-18 16:17:58

Apart from the debacle that was Never Say Never Again Connery stopped playing Bond in his early 40s. He was younger when he stopped than Elba is now.

myrtleWilson Fri 10-Aug-18 16:21:48

My outside bet for the next Bond has been Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario, Get Out, Black Panther)....

SoupDragon Fri 10-Aug-18 16:23:32

I don’t have a problem with him being black but I’ve never seen him do “posh” so I can only envisage him as a silent Bond. I have Paterson Joseph earmarked as both Bond and Dr Who though. Mind you, he is even older!

Buster72 Fri 10-Aug-18 16:24:13

Wasn't this a question about 5 years ago that had everyone up in arms over how we could never have a black Bond?
Why has it resurfaced?
And what is your Aibu

HolyMountain Fri 10-Aug-18 16:25:28

James Norton fits the bill; young, well spoken, tall and has the ‘ice cold’ thing going that makes me believe he’d be a shit hot assassin.

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