‘Casino Royale’ was released back in 2006, so we look back the crazy anti-Craig fan reaction that greeted the announcement he would take over from Pierce Brosnan as 007. The trolling began the moment Daniel Craig arrived by speedboat at the London press conference unveiling him as the new James Bond – wearing a life jacket. Immediately, so-called 007 fans started whinging that James would never be such a wuss, clearly confused that the ‘Layer Cake’ star was a 37-year-old actor from Chester and not a real secret agent.
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.
There’s an ongoing conversation as to whether Daniel Craig will continue to play the iconic role of James Bond amidst rumours he was about to jump ship. According to a source at Radar, Sony are prepared to offer Craig, 48, a massive $150 million contract to see out two further 007 movies, even though he’s given strong indication that he’s done with playing the lothario spy.
Alleged 007 hopeful Aidan Turner seems wary of commenting on his chances of following Daniel Craig into the prestigious tuxedo. The 33-year old Irish actor, who won legions of admirers for his role in BBC drama ‘Poldark’ (which has a new series on the way), is clearly aware of the buzz around him to be the next James Bond, but doesn’t want to say too much on the subject.
If you believe the bookies, Aidan Turner is heir apparent to the coveted role of James Bond once Daniel Craig eventually hangs up his tuxedo, mainly thanks his starring role in the BBC drama ‘Poldark’. - The Most Scandalous Film Sets - Baywatch Cast: Then and Now - Gay Kiss Removed From Tarzan Every time the show is on Twitter breaks out into a frenzy over the 31-year-old leading man, but how much do you know about his life before Poldark? Here’s 10 things you might not know about Aidan Turner… His TV Debut Was In Another Sexy Period Drama Turner’s first TV role was playing Bedoli in ‘The Tudors’ - but he only had 52-seconds of screentime. He’s in the very first episode if you fancy trying to find him. His First Acting Gig Was Flogging Eggs When he was just 18, Turner was in an advert for Bord Bia - AKA The Irish Food Board - who promote sales of produce in the country.
Well, fancy that - it looks like the most hotly tipped contender to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 has changed, again. Bookmaker Boyles Sports reportedly suspended bets on Aidan Turner becoming the next Bond after some sizeable bets was placed - and now the odds have been slashed on the ‘Poldark’ star taking over from Craig.
The Sun, via Metro, has alleged that Aidan Turner has already “held preliminary talks with Bond producers” about becoming James Bond. The Dubliner previously rose to fame thanks to his role as Kili in all three of ‘The Hobbit’ films, while he’s also known for his work on ‘Being Human’, and in the recent BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s ‘The Poldark Novels’.
Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond could be numbered. Who could take on the role of Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy next? Based on the bookies’ favourites (with a few humble suggestions of our own) here are the actors who we think could potentially be 007th official Bond…
Galmour magazine has confirmed what many people already knew, by naming ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner the sexiest man on planet Earth.