The role of 007 is free again so our writers are pitching in with their ideas of who should fill it. And there are a lot of women on the list.
Fiona Shaw, because she is charismatic and probably has a deadly skill set.
Bond should be posh, English, well-connected, sophisticated and probably older than any potential love interest. It’s also important to believe that Bond might jump out of a helicopter or off a train at any moment, while also being willing to drink spirits. The name’s Bond, Jennie Bond.
Sue Perkins! Lesbian Bond FTW. Oh wait – GILLIAN ANDERSON SHOULD DEFINITELY BE BOND!
I’d like to see a female Bond. It’s time. She should be smart, athletic, posh and sexily intelligent with superb aim. I’m putting forward Gwendoline Christie.
Lili la Scala
Me. I’m an ethnic minority, tiny, woman with a brain. That defies all Bonds of the past on all levels. Also, they won’t let me be the next Doctor, so this will have to do. I have always wanted to wear a tailored tux. Anything they can do, I can do in killer heels. Not because I have to as a woman, in light of recent PWC news, but just because I am pretty competent in heels and I CAN.
Marge Simpson. There’s nothing that woman couldn’t handle.
Idris all the way!
Tilda Swinton. I reckon she is already a spy so it would just be a name change for her.
Kristin Scott Thomas. She’ll rock a dinner jacket, purr one-liners before making a smooth but deadly getaway and effortlessly mix a martini.
Gemma Whelan please.
That guy who was going for a job interview at the BBC and accidentally ended up on TV as a music download expert and he thought it was part of the job interview so he just answered all the questions.
Timothy Dalton again please. He’s my favourite. Actually I might just watch Licence to Kill again.
Gut feeling, I’m thinking MC Hammer, in Hammer Elite. He could try to do a 2legit British accent, and fight against a collection of 80s and 90s hip-hop icons. Vanilla Ice would star as ‘Nilla, the riff-stealing mastermind, etc. Irresistible action all set to a lovingly remastered soundtrack of the songs we know and love.
Samuel Anderson. He played Danny Pink in Doctor Who. Nuff said.
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