LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Dame Judi Dench attends the 21st British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate on December 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Dame Judi Dench Wants Idris Elba to Play Bond

There have been some very exciting headlines swirling around the news lately in regards to Idris Elba and Academy Award winner Judi Dench. Media outlets caught up with the veteran actress Judi Dench and asked her about her life, professional career, and more. Things took a very eye-popping turn when the interviewer asked Judi Dench who she thinks would play a great James bond if there was a remake. While many people were expecting a cliché answer or some drawn out spiel about how she hopes the actor who deserves it gets the role, Judi had secret plans of her very own.

James Bond Character Profile

James Bond is known for being very smooth, persuasive, quick, cunning, and charming. These must have been the traits that Judi Dench had in mind when she revealed who she thought would be the perfect on-screen Bond in 2019. Judi Dench told the interviewer that she thinks Idris Elba would be the perfect fit for a starring role in a James Bond movie.

Judi Dench is famous for her variety of star roles that she’s played throughout her career. She played Spymaster M in all of the Bond movies up until the recently released 2012 film “Skyfall” which makes her opinion on who should play Bond in the next movie very important. Having a seasoned actor recognize your ability is probably one of the most unbelievable moments in any actors career.

Is he the perfect fit for the role?

Idris Elba has an impressive acting career, having starred in several blockbuster films including the 2011 release of Thor and 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Ironically, many of the roles that Idris Elba has played throughout his career have very bond-like characteristics which would make transitioning into the role effortless for him.

The role of James Bond in a movie would be the perfect fit for Idris Elba given his natural charm and seductive personality. His unique acting qualities would provide a very unique spin on the Bond character that many fans might want. Now that he has the blessing from one of the most well-known actresses to play in the Bond series, Idris Elba is prime to take on the role of the infamous spy known as James Bond.

How would a Bond movie look with Idris Elba as James Bond?
One of the biggest adjustments fans of the series would have to make would obviously be the transition from having a Caucasian actor playing Bond versus a black actor. Although this might turn some die-hard fans of the series off, a fresh face and personality may be just what the Bond series needs.

Idris Elba is undoubtedly one incredible actor, if he does secure the opportunity to play James Bond in a new release it will definitely go down as one of the highlights of his career. We all can’t wait to hear about more developments on this story however, the future looks promising.


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