January 21, 2005

Is his name Bond...James Bond?

Is this face of the new James Bond?

According to insiders, it is.

6'6" Scottish actor Rory McCann is the unknown that is reportedly the top choice of producers of the as-yet-untitled 21st James Bond flick, set to be filmed later this year or early next year.

McCann may be known peripherally to American audiences for a part in Oliver Stone's much-panned Alexander this year, and for a role known to PBS/BBC America viewers of Monarch of the Glen. McCann has recently finished filming in Beowulf and Grendel, due to be released stateside later this year.

The previous Bond, Pierce Brosnan, was let go by EON Productions late last year, when they indicated they wanted to go in a "new direction" with the Bond character. The Hollywood Reporter has all but confirmed that Goldeneye director Martin Campbell will direct "Bond 21" as well.

Posted by mhking at January 21, 2005 12:14 PM

Is it just me, or is there a marked likeness between your photo of Mr McCann and early pics of this "Extraordinary Gentleman"?

Posted by: Guy S. at January 21, 2005 06:18 PM

Hugh firms to be next 007


AUSTRALIAN Hugh Jackman is favourite to become movie world's next James Bond.

British bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill have cut their odds to 2/1 on the likelihood of Jackman taking over from Pierce Brosnan.
It would make Jackman the second Australian after George Lazenby to play secret agent 007.

Clive Owen has had his odds cut by both bookmakers after his Golden Globe-winning role in the film Closer.

William Hill has him in third place -- behind Star Wars' Ewan McGregor -- after Sunday's awards at 4/1, down from 8/1. Ladbrokes has cut his odds from 14/1 to 8/1 after the win for best supporting actor.
Earlier favourites included Colin Farrell, Colin Salmon, Dougray Scott and Eric Bana.


Posted by: Patrick at January 22, 2005 09:52 AM

As long as it's NOT Hugh Jackman or that cow eyed English actor, Rupert somebody. This guy actually looks a little like the real Bond, Sean Connery. Now if they can just get a decent script, get the right woman to play Moneypenny, find a good looking Bond girl, toughen up M and get the rights to Casino Royale we'll be good to go.

Posted by: kimberley at January 23, 2005 02:32 PM
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