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Is Damian Lewis in line for the role of James Bond if Craig leaves?

September 29th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With all the talk of Daniel Craig looking to step down as James Bond after SPECTRE, it looks like a new favourite may have arisen.

OK, so it’s The Mirror Newspaper reporting it, but still, we thought it was worth a look.

The paper is reporting that, should 47-year-old Craig leave, Damian Lewis, 44 and star of Homeland, Band of Brothers and Wolf Hall, is next for the 007 number.

A ‘well-placed source’ told the paper: “If Daniel Craig leaves, it’s Damian Lewis who will be crowned the new Bond. He is seen as an all-round international star who is perfect for the role. As he ages, he looks increasingly suave and sophisticated.”

Recently a few actor have come around, with mixed results, including Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

While we don’t necessarily put any faith into the source, we know that Lewis’ name has been attached to the role for quite some time.

What do you think? Is he the man for the gig?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….