Could this actor be the next 007?

2013-09-27 14:45

Los Angeles - Daniel Day Lewis is wanted for the role of James Bond.

The Oscar-winning actor is being eyed by author William Boyd, who claims he would be perfect to play the MI6 agent in a film adaption of his new Bond novel, Solo, which he claims is written in the style of original 007 author Ian Fleming.

He told The Independent newspaper: "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."

Boyd also believes modern Bond films - which currently stars Daniel Craig - are moving "further away" from the characters depicted in Flemings novel.

He mused: "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."

Solo - which was released on Wednesday - is published by Jonathan Cape, Fleming's original publisher and comes 60 years since Casino Royale was first released.

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