Could Idris Elba be the next Bond?

The Wire star could be in the frame to play the iconic British spy, according to new Bond girl

Idris Elba could be lining up to be the next 007, according to Bond girl Naomie Harris.

The star of 'The Wire' and features like 'Prometheus' and 'Thor' worked with Harris on the forthcoming 'Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.

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Elba... could be lining up for 007 (Copyright: PA)

She reckons that Elba has met with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to discuss the possibility.

“I didn’t realize that there was this talk and then I did a film with Idris and he said that he met Barbara Broccoli and that it does seem like there is a possibility in the future that there could very well be a black James Bond,” she told the Huffington Post.

“And I would have to vote for Idris because I just finished working with him and he’s a great guy.”

It's not the first time that the actor has spoken about the iconic role.

Earlier this year, he said: “I don’t want to be the black James Bond. Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond.”

Whether Elba is up to - or up for - the task, current Bond Daniel Craig has said that at 44 he'll soon be too old to play the British spy.

“I am not going to outstay my welcome. Someone else will have to have the chance to have a crack at this,” he said.

However, Craig is signed up to play 007 for at least two more films, making him the third longest serving Bond.

The latest Bond film 'Skyfall' is out in cinema's from October 26.

Do you think Elba would make a good Bond? Who would you like to see next as 007?