Sir Roger Moore backs Aidan Turner for next James Bond

Tom Butler
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The name's Turner... Aidan Turner - Credit: Getty Images/EON
The name’s Turner… Aidan Turner – Credit: Getty Images/EON

Seven-time James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has put his weight behind ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner becoming the next 007.

Speaking with Talk Radio earlier today, Moore was asked who he’d like to see take over from Daniel Craig as the super spy.

“I don’t know, I really don’t know,” Moore told hold host Paul Ross before adding, “I think Aidan Turner looks very good. Tom Hiddleston also looks very good – he’s also doing a good job as a UNICEF ambassador.”

When pressed on the issue of a female James Bond – a Jane Bond as it were – Moore wasn’t so sure.

“Of course you could have a female James Bond, but it would be nothing to do with James Bond. Bond is Bond.”

Aidan Turner as Poldark in the hit BBC show - Credit: BBC
Aidan Turner as Poldark in the hit BBC show – Credit: BBC

‘The Hobbit’ star Aidan Turner has recently won legions of new fans thanks to his starring role in the hit BBC period drama ‘Poldark’, and bookies recently named him odds on favourite to replace Daniel Craig in the long-running spy franchise.

As it stands Daniel Craig is still the current Bond with four films in the role under his belt. 2015’s ‘SPECTRE’ was a huge hit, but rumours Craig wouldn’t return for a fifth film have swirled ever since.

Tom Hiddleston was believed to be the frontrunner to take over the iconic role, but as time goes by it seems more and more likely that Craig will likely return for one final 007 film.

The next Bond film ‘Bond 25’ will probably be released in 2018 at the earliest.

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