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“I can see Damien Lewis playing a villain, but not Bond”

by on June 16, 2015 in Entertainment, Film, Lead Article, Rock 'n Roll

Ginger Bond! Is Damian Lewis set to be next 007?

For several years now, rumor has had it that the next actor to play the hard-drinking, womanizing MI6 agent might be Idris Elba, the London-born actor best known for his roles as Stringer Bell in The Wire and Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Much of this conjecture has manifested in betting offices, as most decisions of national consequence do.

Most recently, Elba’s odds at the bookmaker William Hill are 5/2, making him the favorite in a race that also includes the Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill (7/1) and The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (14/1).

But in recent days, odds have shortened considerably on the Homeland and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis, prompting media speculation that he’s “in the running” to take on the role.



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