Bond author says when actors are tipped to be 007, they’ve already ‘been rejected’

James Bond Author Charlie Higson has said that if an actor is talked about “being considered” as the next 007, “you know they’ve been rejected”.

Higson is best known for his Young Bond series for teenagers, and has recently been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new Bond story for the King’s coronation.

talking to press associationHugson was asked if he had heard anything about who might be the next Bond actor Daniel Craig after 2021 no time to die,

“As soon as the newspapers say, ‘Somebody is being touted as the next James Bond’, you know they’re not going to be the next James Bond, you know they’ve been rejected,” he said.

“The movies that Eon (Productions) make, they play their cards very close to the heart and at times they really surprise people… Daniel Craig in particular, no one had any idea that he There can be bonds.

He continued: “If you had been asked beforehand, you would have said, ‘Daniel Craig, James Bond, definitely not.’ but then that’s great casino Royale… any doubts you may have thrown out the window immediately.

“So they’re very smart on that front and they’ll essentially wait to announce at the right time to get the maximum amount of publicity.”

In private, Higson said he would like to see happy Valley Star James Norton plays Bond.

On Thursday (4 May), the author unveiled his new 007 adventure novel, titled on her majesty’s secret service,

Set two days before the King’s coronation, it tells the story of Bond who is tasked with thwarting a last-minute attempt to disrupt the ceremony by a new villain, the eccentric Athelstan of Wessex.

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The book comes 60 years after James Bond creator Ian Fleming published his 10th novel. on her Majesty’s Secret Servicewhich was published in 1963.

Fleming’s first novel casino Royale It was published in 1953, the year of the late Queen’s coronation.

The royal family has been associated with Bond, with Craig famously accompanying the late Queen during a skit for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Additional reporting by the Press Association