There have been many actors who have played the role of James Bond over the years but it feels like the character in the movies has slowly but surely drifted away from the character created by Ian Fleming. That is certainly the opinion of new James Bond author William Boyd, who believes that Daniel Day-Lewis is the ideal actor for James Bond.
Daniel Craig is the current James Bond
Boyd told The Independent, "If there was going to be an actor to play my James Bond, I'd choose another actor who's been in a film of mine and who is also called Daniel. Daniel Day-Lewis actually resembles the Bond that Fleming describes. He was a tall, lean, rangy, very dark-haired, good-looking man. There's a sense that image is what he saw his Bond looking like."
He added, "The current Bond is fantastically interesting even though the current films are half a century on than the novels. The link gets fainter and fainter. The Bond films are all contemporary."
Daniel Day-Lewis is a talented actor
Daniel Craig is the current James Bond and is expected to continue in the role for the next few movies, which means that it could be a few years before we get to see a new James Bond actor. There have already been plenty of names linked to the role, with many people calling for Idris Elba to become the first black James Bond.
Daniel Day-Lewis at his best
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