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  • Premier Icon tomhoward
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    McMoonter.

    Getting your name in the hat early, Flashy?

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Agree about Dalton (there don’t seem to be too many of us though).

    Next? Not sure.

    Craig must have at least another two films in him, so we’re looking a good five years down the line?

    I reckon James McAvoy might make a decent fist of it.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    McAvoy would be a good bond, aye, though he might struggle to fill Craig’s shoes since he’s brought the physical sides out so well… but lets keep Craig for a bit longer- after all,he’s the best there’s ever been 😉

    (OK, he’s maybe further from the original character than Dalton. Don’t care. These are films not books)

    oldnpastit
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    David Hasselhoff!

    mcmoonter
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    tomhoward – Member
    McMoonter.

    Getting your name in the hat early, Flashy?

    Until Bond gives up Martinis and turns to tea and cake I’m oot.

    Now, as anyone who knows the original Fleming books will realise

    Fleming saw his Bond character and novels, although clearly rather fantastic, as fairly serious propositions. The films, well certainly the early ones, saw it all very much in terms of tongue in cheek with a lot of comedy potential. And quite right too. It’s a shame that the later films started to take the absurd character of Bond in a much more serious light.

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    Agree about Dalton (there don’t seem to be too many of us though).

    I think The Living Daylights is the best of the Bond films. Skyfall is probably the best of the DC ones.

    But God, there have been some mediocre ones over the years, you only realise when you watch some of them for about the 4th time and wonder “what were they thinking?!”

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    Idris Elba

    shermer75
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    I think The Living Daylights is the best of the Bond films

    That’s tongue in cheek, right?

    CountZero
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    Fleming saw his Bond character and novels, although clearly rather fantastic, as fairly serious propositions. The films, well certainly the early ones, saw it all very much in terms of tongue in cheek with a lot of comedy potential. And quite right too.

    😯

    camo16
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    +1 for Dalton… And for Living Daylights until they go to Afghanistan and the movie goes tits up.

    Licence to Kill is cool too.

    To be honest, I’m not really feeling it for Craig. Casino Royale was pretty good, but Quantum of Solace and Skyfall IMO are just okay.

    #daltonrocks

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    +1 to Dalton followed by Craig as the top two bonds.

    Dunno who would be best next, but didn’t Roger Moore carry on until he was 57? Craig’s got some time yet!

    camo16
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    My list…

    Dalton
    Connery
    Craig
    Moore
    Brosnan
    Lazenby

    I defy anyone to disagree with this definitive list.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Craig
    Dalton
    Connery
    The rest.

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    DeadlyDarcy

    athgray
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    I like Craig’s bond. Casino Royale is my favourite, however I like my action/spy films played a bit straighter. I might get shot down in flames here, but I much prefer the Bourne films.
    For suggestions how about,
    Michael Fassbender?
    Henry Cavill?

    Now, as anyone who knows the original Fleming books will realise, Dalton is the best film Bond. Closest to the Bond he wrote, you see. Craig is the second best, that’s for certain.

    So, who next?

    brakes
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    Dirk “Faceman” Benedict

    But God, there have been some mediocre ones over the years, you only realise when you watch some of them for about the 4th time and wonder “what were they thinking?!”

    were they the ones with Roger Moore in them?

    IMO:
    Connery – well, he made the role and the role kinda made him
    Dalton – closest to Fleming’s idea
    Craig – second closest
    the rest

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    My vote for the next goes to Rob Warner, maybe he can take Nigel Page along as his Scouse Q, eh Rob Bond these new wheels make you super slick mate!

    After that the usual suspects then a completely random shout.

    Junkyard
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    Dalton is generally under rated except on STW where he is over rated.

    Thing is they were sort of set in their times and these days Bond should be a sort of Bourne character IMHO as the gadgets and cars and girls etc is a tad outdated.
    Shame though as I do love Bond.

    joshvegas
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    Connery is number one on the list… of worst bonds.

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    I’ve never read the books. Anyone care to explain how doing so would lift Dalton from the bottom of the list to the top?

    Totally different type of spy work but I’m stil waiting for the Andy Mcnab books to be made into films.

    ScoobysM8
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    No best bond actor. The best films are the first ones each of them made. Hit or miss after that

    joshvegas
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    Onzadog…. because he isn’t connery.

    Bond is supposed to be a bit of a thug not a prancing tit in a suit.

    TurnerGuy
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVP2n_GcdlQ[/video]

    I didn’t think he was too bad, but the worst thing about this movie was the speeded up sequences.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGEGJKZNl40[/video]

    actually quite amusing…

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I always though Bond films were stupid, until the Craig ones. Hard to tell who’s the better actor as the DC films are SO much better, and would be whoever was in them. Craig does nail it though. By far the baddest ass Bond, no question.

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    DC has signed up for 2 more I think. They will be shot back to back as he feels he is getting too old for the role.

    James McAvoy is about 5’4″. He’d make a great Bond as long as the baddie is Warwick Davies.

    joshvegas
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    Lazenby really wasn’t that terrible

    TurnerGuy
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe6-GG9FfmU[/video]

    very self-effacing

    bikebouy
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    It’s about time we had a female Bond… So I propose:

    Ashley Scott
    Or
    Kristianna Loken

    😉

    joshvegas
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    So who would you pick for the bond boys?

    nealglover
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    His fans keep saying “Dalton”

    But strangely nobody mentions the thing that ruins his credibility as Bond

    “Timothy” 😀

    Sorry, it just doesn’t work 😉

    allthepies
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    Stoner has it (the correct sequence, not 007 potential 😉 )

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    Never read a Bond book but always thought Dalton was under rated and enjoyed his 007 films.

    I vote Ben Affleck next.

    Fiona Bruce – Dalton’s looks, Moore’s eyebrows, Connery’s tattoo (ok, only guessing there), Brosnan’s ability to sing (sorry now I am going way off-piste)….. 😉

    boblo
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    Was Skyfall DC’s latest? We liked his first two Bond films as they had a gritty reality to them but the last returned to the more ‘normal’ stupid puns and silliness. If the next two are in the same vein, we won’t bother.

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    I think Lazenby was great.

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    Connery in From Russia With Love. There was a hard edge that disappeared in his later films, but a bit of lightheartedness too.

    Quantum of Solace was one of the worst of the entire franchise IMO – a third-rate Bourne rip-off with no discernible plot.

    Agree about Dalton (there don’t seem to be too many of us though).

    +1

    Connery in From Russia With Love. There was a hard edge that disappeared in his later films, but a bit of lightheartedness too.

    My Grandfather was the Art Director on that film…

    mcmoonter
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    I had the good fortune to meet Timothy Dalton, top bloke and too handsome for his own good.

    atlaz
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    I couldn’t bring myself to love Skyfall. It was fine but it didn’t make sense in so many ways. Not as good as previous Daniel Craig bond films.

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    Skyfall made a bit more sense than Quantum of Solace, mind. But then I’ve seen picasso paintings that make more sense than QoS.

    willard
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    Alas, the list is not as complete as people would care to think. There is no mention of David Niven as _Sir_ James Bond, or Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond, both from Casino Royale (a much underrated Bond film).

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