Our picks for the next James Bond

Who can shake (not stir) the franchise up?
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Aidan Turner - The Irish actor, famous for his performances in The Hobbit trilogy and Poldark'has got a very Connery-esque vibe to him. Tall, dark, and handsome, we doubt any Bond fans would be complaining that he doesn't look the part of the infamous womaniser. We mean that in a good way. If that's possible.
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Aidan Turner - The Irish actor, famous for his performances in The Hobbit trilogy and Poldark'has got a very Connery-esque vibe to him. Tall, dark, and handsome, we doubt any Bond fans would be complaining that he doesn't look the part of the infamous womaniser. We mean that in a good way. If that's possible.
Douglas Booth - Although only 24, Booth has managed to garner himself a decent reputation over the years through performances in  thoroughly British affair's like 2015's The Riot Club and a BBC adaptation of Charles Dicken's Great Expectations. He has the talent and he certainly has the jawline.
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Douglas Booth - Although only 24, Booth has managed to garner himself a decent reputation over the years through performances in thoroughly British affair's like 2015's The Riot Club and a BBC adaptation of Charles Dicken's Great Expectations. He has the talent and he certainly has the jawline.
Luke Pasqualino - Known primarily for his role in Skins and The Musketeers, Pasqualino has impressed almost solely on our television sets so far. Despite that, we feel Luke is ready to make that jump to the silver screen, and that having a Bond who isn't already a household name would help add a bit of excitement back into the film series.
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Luke Pasqualino - Known primarily for his role in Skins and The Musketeers, Pasqualino has impressed almost solely on our television sets so far. Despite that, we feel Luke is ready to make that jump to the silver screen, and that having a Bond who isn't already a household name would help add a bit of excitement back into the film series.
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Although he spent a great deal of time merely as "that bloke from Love Actually", stellar performances in films such as Twelve Years A Slave and The Martian have proved that Ejiofor has both the Hollywood experience and the box-office draw to make an excellent Bond.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor - Although he spent a great deal of time merely as "that bloke from Love Actually", stellar performances in films such as Twelve Years A Slave and The Martian have proved that Ejiofor has both the Hollywood experience and the box-office draw to make an excellent Bond.
Nicholas Hoult - Having first broken out alongside Hugh Grant in 2002 Rom-Com About a Boy, Hoult has since been very particular with the projects he chooses. He's set to play J.D. Salinger in an upcoming biopic of the author, but we feel that the role of Ian Fleming's iconic spy would suit him just as much.
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Nicholas Hoult - Having first broken out alongside Hugh Grant in 2002 Rom-Com About a Boy, Hoult has since been very particular with the projects he chooses. He's set to play J.D. Salinger in an upcoming biopic of the author, but we feel that the role of Ian Fleming's iconic spy would suit him just as much.
Domhnall Gleeson - Although he admittedly he doesn't look like the sort of man who we can see walking from the wreck of an Aston Martin unscathed, Gleeson's acting chops are second-to-none and his recent performances in films such as Ex Machina, The Revenant, and Brooklyn make him one of the most talented actors of his generation. Casting Gleeson would be an A+ decision in our books.
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Domhnall Gleeson - Although he admittedly he doesn't look like the sort of man who we can see walking from the wreck of an Aston Martin unscathed, Gleeson's acting chops are second-to-none and his recent performances in films such as Ex Machina, The Revenant, and Brooklyn make him one of the most talented actors of his generation. Casting Gleeson would be an A+ decision in our books.
Alfred Enoch - Another Harry Potter alumni along with Gleeson, Enoch has been killing it recently on American drama series How To Get Away with Murder, and we think that he could use the skills he's learnt in the show to kill more than a few of Blofeld's henchman in a edgy Bond reboot.
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Alfred Enoch - Another Harry Potter alumni along with Gleeson, Enoch has been killing it recently on American drama series How To Get Away with Murder, and we think that he could use the skills he's learnt in the show to kill more than a few of Blofeld's henchman in a edgy Bond reboot.
Alexander Skarsgard - The only non-Brit on our list, we'd be lying if we said we were including Skarsgard for any particular reason apart from his astonishing set of abs. It's a plus that the man belonging to the abs can also act, but if the film studios are looking for a way to top Daniel Craig's ocean exit then casting Mr Skarsgard is the only option.
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Alexander Skarsgard - The only non-Brit on our list, we'd be lying if we said we were including Skarsgard for any particular reason apart from his astonishing set of abs. It's a plus that the man belonging to the abs can also act, but if the film studios are looking for a way to top Daniel Craig's ocean exit then casting Mr Skarsgard is the only option.
Rowan Atkinson - Now this one is pretty much a pipe-dream, but to see Atkinson take on the role of Bond in a completely serious attempt would be incredibly interesting. He's obviously quite old for the part and his reputation for slapstick comedy will be hard to shake off, however, we would honestly be fascinated in seeing Atkinson as a grizzled spy seeking out redemption for past mistakes. He could even swap out the Aston for a yellow Mini.
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Rowan Atkinson - Now this one is pretty much a pipe-dream, but to see Atkinson take on the role of Bond in a completely serious attempt would be incredibly interesting. He's obviously quite old for the part and his reputation for slapstick comedy will be hard to shake off, however, we would honestly be fascinated in seeing Atkinson as a grizzled spy seeking out redemption for past mistakes. He could even swap out the Aston for a yellow Mini.
Jack O'Connell - Our third ex-Skins star on the list, O'Connell has proven time and time again that he can deliver a gritty and believable performance in spades. He might not have the polished look that one expects from Bond, but playing a younger rendition of the spy who's still pretty rough around the edges? O'Connell would be perfect.
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Jack O'Connell - Our third ex-Skins star on the list, O'Connell has proven time and time again that he can deliver a gritty and believable performance in spades. He might not have the polished look that one expects from Bond, but playing a younger rendition of the spy who's still pretty rough around the edges? O'Connell would be perfect.
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Aidan Turner - The Irish actor, famous for his performances in The Hobbit trilogy and Poldark'has got a very Connery-esque vibe to him. Tall, dark, and handsome, we doubt any Bond fans would be complaining that he doesn't look the part of the infamous womaniser. We mean that in a good way. If that's possible.
Douglas Booth - Although only 24, Booth has managed to garner himself a decent reputation over the years through performances in  thoroughly British affair's like 2015's The Riot Club and a BBC adaptation of Charles Dicken's Great Expectations. He has the talent and he certainly has the jawline.
Luke Pasqualino - Known primarily for his role in Skins and The Musketeers, Pasqualino has impressed almost solely on our television sets so far. Despite that, we feel Luke is ready to make that jump to the silver screen, and that having a Bond who isn't already a household name would help add a bit of excitement back into the film series.
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Although he spent a great deal of time merely as "that bloke from Love Actually", stellar performances in films such as Twelve Years A Slave and The Martian have proved that Ejiofor has both the Hollywood experience and the box-office draw to make an excellent Bond.
Nicholas Hoult - Having first broken out alongside Hugh Grant in 2002 Rom-Com About a Boy, Hoult has since been very particular with the projects he chooses. He's set to play J.D. Salinger in an upcoming biopic of the author, but we feel that the role of Ian Fleming's iconic spy would suit him just as much.
Domhnall Gleeson - Although he admittedly he doesn't look like the sort of man who we can see walking from the wreck of an Aston Martin unscathed, Gleeson's acting chops are second-to-none and his recent performances in films such as Ex Machina, The Revenant, and Brooklyn make him one of the most talented actors of his generation. Casting Gleeson would be an A+ decision in our books.
Alfred Enoch - Another Harry Potter alumni along with Gleeson, Enoch has been killing it recently on American drama series How To Get Away with Murder, and we think that he could use the skills he's learnt in the show to kill more than a few of Blofeld's henchman in a edgy Bond reboot.
Alexander Skarsgard - The only non-Brit on our list, we'd be lying if we said we were including Skarsgard for any particular reason apart from his astonishing set of abs. It's a plus that the man belonging to the abs can also act, but if the film studios are looking for a way to top Daniel Craig's ocean exit then casting Mr Skarsgard is the only option.
Rowan Atkinson - Now this one is pretty much a pipe-dream, but to see Atkinson take on the role of Bond in a completely serious attempt would be incredibly interesting. He's obviously quite old for the part and his reputation for slapstick comedy will be hard to shake off, however, we would honestly be fascinated in seeing Atkinson as a grizzled spy seeking out redemption for past mistakes. He could even swap out the Aston for a yellow Mini.
Jack O'Connell - Our third ex-Skins star on the list, O'Connell has proven time and time again that he can deliver a gritty and believable performance in spades. He might not have the polished look that one expects from Bond, but playing a younger rendition of the spy who's still pretty rough around the edges? O'Connell would be perfect.
16August2016
Lucas Oakeley