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The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor

Updated February 5, 2021 383.9k votes 28.2k voters 106.8k views51 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.
  • Tom Hardy1

    Tom Hardy

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    Tom Ellis

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

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    Luke Evans

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    BirthplaceAberbargoed, United Kingdom

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    Alexander Dreymon

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    Jude Law

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    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

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    BirthplaceRudkøbing, Denmark

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    Clive Owen

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