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The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor

Updated October 21, 2020 377.9k votes 26.7k voters 100.9k views43 items

List RulesVote up your favorite James Bond candidates. Must be currently active actors.

Who is going to be the new James Bond actor now that Daniel Craig doesn't want to be 007 in the next James Bond outing? Since even before the release of Spectre. Daniel Craig was vocal about not revisiting the Bond role. So who should be the next James Bond actor?

The actors below have been voted by fans as being the best candidates for taking on the 007 persona. Regardless of which actor gets the role, the consensus is that the next Bond after Craig should still be British and dapper. After all, all the previous Bonds, from original Sean Connery to the 90s Pierce Brosnan have been classy gentlemen.

Vote up your favorite James Bond candidate below. Let's try to avoid a repeat of the George Lazenby Bond. At least Timothy Dalton got the Bond pose right. Living actors only as this is a casting call for the new James Bond actor, not who would've been the best Bond.
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    Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Tom Hardy

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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    Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    5,426
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    BirthplaceJersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

    Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He began his career... more on Wikipedia

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    Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Idris Elba

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

    Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    5,637
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    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    BirthplaceNew Galloway, United Kingdom

    Sam Heughan (; born 30 April 1980) is a Scottish actor, best known for his acclaimed role as... more on Wikipedia

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    Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    5,186
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    BirthplaceHeidelberg, Germany

    Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish-German actor. His feature film debut was in... more on Wikipedia

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    Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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    Theo James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Theo James

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis (born 16 December 1984), better known as Theo James,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    8,890

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Alexander Dreymon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Alexander Dreymon

    Age: 37
    Alexander Dreymon (born Alexander Doetsch; 7 February 1983) is a German-born actor. He is best... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    1,415
    1,091

    Tom Ellis

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor, known for his roles as Gary... more on Wikipedia
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    Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    2,649
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    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Luke Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Luke Evans

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceAberbargoed, United Kingdom

    Luke George Evans (born 15 April 1979) is a Welsh actor. Evans began his career on the stage,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Jude Law

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received... more on Wikipedia
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    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    1,992
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    BirthplaceRudkøbing, Denmark

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish pronunciation: [nekolaɪ̯ kʰɒstɐ ˈvæltaʊ̯]; born 27 July 1970) is... more on Wikipedia

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    Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    1,850
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    BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom

    Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh actor who is known for his... more on Wikipedia

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    Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    1,325
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    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor who has received an Academy... more on Wikipedia
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    Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    Clive Owen

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceKeresley, United Kingdom

    Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor. He first gained recognition in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Armitage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    BirthplaceHuncote, United Kingdom

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    Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    BirthplaceShirebrook

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    Cillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    542
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    BirthplaceDouglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

    Cillian Murphy (; born 25 May 1976) is an Irish actor. He began his career performing as a... more on Wikipedia

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    Aidan Turner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    1,104
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    BirthplaceClondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Aidan Turner (born 19 June 1983) is an Irish actor. He played the roles of Kíli in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
    1,068
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    BirthplaceDrimnagh, Republic of Ireland

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor.... more on Wikipedia
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    Matthew Goode is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

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    Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
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    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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