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Captain Sir Tom Moore Wants To Play James Bond

Captain Sir Tom Moore Wants To Play James Bond

Captain Sir Tom Moore has revealed he wouldn't mind being the next James Bond.

The war hero says it would be the perfect part for him to play and we couldn't agree more.

Speaking to Metro, the 100-year-old joked that he's eyeing the role now Daniel Craig has finished his final outing as 007.

He told the publication: "Yes, I wouldn't mind being James Bond. That would be a good part to play because he always comes out best, he's always the winner in the end.

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"So being James Bond would be a very good idea."

This comes after Craig recently warned his successor: "Don't f*** it up."

The British actor's next appearance as 007 in No Time To Die will be his last, bringing to a close a successful run of five films dating back to 2006's Casino Royale - and when asked on The Jimmy Fallon Show what he'd tell his replacement, he kept things short and profanity-laced.

Captain Sir Tom Moore joked that he would like to play James Bond. Credit: PA
Captain Sir Tom Moore joked that he would like to play James Bond. Credit: PA
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"Don't f*** it up. It's a beautiful, amazing thing," he said via video link on the show.

"I don't know what else to say, really. Don't f*** it up! Leave it better than when you found it."

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Worrying he shouldn't have sworn, he then asked chat show host Fallon: "Is that alright? Can I say that? Probably not!"

Fallon assured him: "You're allowed to do whatever you want. You're James Bond!"

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No one has yet been confirmed to take over the 52-year-old, although Tom Hardy, Richard Madden, James Norton and Henry Cavill are thought to be among the front runners

Also on the show, Craig spoke out in defence of the move by MGM Studios and Universal Pictures to push back the release date of No Time To Die again to 2 April 2021.

Daniel Craig will star in his final Bond movie next year. Credit: MGM
Daniel Craig will star in his final Bond movie next year. Credit: MGM

Following the announcement, cinema chain Cineworld said it had no choice but to temporarily close its theatres in the UK and Ireland, as well as its 536 US Regal cinemas. Odeon, meanwhile, announced around a quarter of its 120 venues will move to a weekend-only model.

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Craig said of the film's delay: "This thing is just bigger than all of us.

"We want to release the movie at the same time all around the world and this isn't the right time. So fingers crossed 2 April is going to be our date."

Whoever eventually takes over from Craig will have big shoes to fill.

In a LADbible poll earlier this year, the Layer Cake actor was voted the best Bond ever.

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Topics: Entertainment, UK Entertainment, James Bond

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]