Over the years the James bond role have been played by
Sean Connery (1962–1967, 1971, 1983)
David Niven (1967)
George Lazenby (1969)
Roger Moore (1973–1985)
Timothy Dalton (1987–1989)
Pierce Brosnan (1995–2002)
Daniel Craig (2006–2021).
James Bond director Martin Campbell has said he doesn’t think the next 007 will be Black or female.
With Daniel Craig having vacated the role of the suave spy after five films, there has been much talk about who the next Bond will be.
Fans have got plenty of ideas, with Luther star Idris Elba, Venom’s Tom Hardy, The Women King’s Lashana Lynch and Sex Education’s Gillian Anderson all coming up.
However, Campbell – who was at the helm of 1995’s Golden Eye and 2006’s Casino Royale – has said he thinks Bond bosses will stick to writer Ian Fleming’s vision of the character.
Asked if the agent could be Black or a woman, he told Express.co.uk: “Honestly, it’s not going to happen. None of (those suggestions will) because that’s the way the books are set up, that’s the way Fleming wrote them.
“And of course, there’s all this everyone screaming diversity, ‘Time to have a Black Bond’, ‘What about a female Bond?’ The answer would be no. I don’t think it’ll happen for a second.”
Campbell said while a Black actor or female could certainly slip into the tux, his feeling was “that they will want to keep the brand as is”.
Courtesy Supple Magazine