The public have spoken! After stealing the show in a BBC dramatization of Agatha Christie’s "And Then There Were None" Aidan Turner is earning high praise from critics and viewers have taken to Twitter saying what a wonderful James Bond the Dublin actor would make.
Turner shot to fame playing the role of Kili in “The Hobbit” trilogy and then as Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of the "Poldark" novels by Winston Graham. Now, following his role in the BBC’s "And Then There Were None," showing the world that he can really rock a tux as well as the fact that he has killer abs, the public have declared that he should be held in the running to replace Daniel Craig as 007.
Aidan Turner for the next James Bond :) pic.twitter.com/mTxucNl1pZ— Allison Tomaszewski (@KissLover26) March 4, 2015
The three-part Agatha Christie crime drama saw over six million viewers tune in on the first night. The show tells the story of 10 people who are invited to a mysterious gathering on an island and then picked off and killed for being complicit in another’s death.
Turner described his role to the Daily Mail recently. He said, “My character, Philip Lombard, is exactly the kind of person I was looking to play after Poldark because he’s such a contrast to Ross – both physically and mentally.
“Lombard may be clean-cut and neatly dressed, but he’s a mercenary, a gun for hire.
“He’s done a lot of nasty things for his own benefit, really immoral, only cares about himself, massive ego, but a smart, confident, charming guy.”
While his role as Lombard showed that he could certainly make an excellent James Bond he also has some very stiff competition including Idris Elba, Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston. Also mentioned to be in the running is Kerry / German actor Michael Fassbender.
My choices for the next James Bond 1. Idris Elba 2. Dan Stevens 3. Henry Cavill 4. Tom Hiddleston 5. Aidan Turner pic.twitter.com/CDrrqspdFO— Smitten By Schmidt (@DearTammy92) November 14, 2015
Navan man, Pierce Brosnan held the role of James Bond from 1994 and starred in the movies "GoldenEye," "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The World Is Not Enough" and "Die Another Day."
Is it time for a new Irish James Bond?