Next James Bond People's Choice: These are the 10 actors the British public would like to see play 007 - including Scot Richard Madden and Idris Elba
A survey has revealed who Brits would like to see don a tuxedo and enjoy a vodka martini, shaken not stirred.
The successful candidate will become the eighth actor to play Ian Fleming’s iconic character, following Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Bookies have the frontrunners to take over as being Superman’s Henry Cavill and Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, but according to a recent survey film fans in the UK disagree.
The study, conducted by Showcase Cinemas, has been released to coincide with James Bond Day on October 5 – the same day the world premiere of first ever Bond film Dr No took place 60 years ago.
Other findings saw 1964’s iconic Goldfinger voted the nation’s favourite Bond film (20 per cent), with Oddjob crowned as the ultimate Bond villain (24 per cent), Pussy Galore the top Bond girl (30 per cent), and Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger the number one Bond theme song (27 per cent).
Sean Connery is by far the favourite Bond of all time with a staggering 36 per cent of the votes, with Roger Moore claiming second place with 18 per cent.
Mark Barlow, UK General Manager for Showcase Cinemas, said: “James Bond has wowed British cinema fans for decades and the rumours around Daniel Craig’s replacement have been a hot topic since he bowed out last year.
“The results show their enduring appeal for film fans across the country, and we can’t wait to find out who takes the part nest.”
Here are the 10 actors the British public want to see step into Daniel Craig’s shoes.