Jamie Dornan addresses speculation he will be the next James Bond

Jamie Dornan
Pic: Jamie Dornan/Instagram

Louth native Pierce Brosnan famous took his drinks shaken not stirred from 1995 – 2002 when he starred as iconic spy, James Bond.

It is a very prestigious role with stars like David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Daniel Craig. But could another Irish actor be about to jump into the Aston Martin DB5, and take over the role of Bond?

Well, Jamie Dornan has been a long-time favourite to star as the spy, and now the Belfast man is opening up about the speculation.

Telling Total Film magazine: “I’ve been in that conversation for a good couple of years now. Sometimes I’m more in that conversation than other times. It tends to be if you have a movie coming out.”

Jamie and his wife Amelia

The actor confessed that much of the recent speculation stems from his latest film, Heart of Stone, which follows and MI6 with Jamie playing the leading agent.

As he explained: “I imagine that if people are making noise about [Heart of Stone] when it comes out on Netflix, and hopefully lots of people are watching it, then you enter that conversation again in a bigger way than you were before the movie came out.”

“If people want to have your name, that’s cool. I just am not one of those people who give it a huge amount of thought.”

Pic: Netflix

Jamie stars alongside Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot in the upcoming film. The official synopsis reads: “Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) appears to be an inexperienced tech, on an elite MI6 unit headed up by lead agent Parker (Jamie Dornan).

“What her MI6 team doesn’t know is that Stone actually works for the Charter — a covert peacekeeping organization, secret even from other spies, which uses cutting-edge technology to neutralise global threats. Rachel has been trained to be the consummate professional: a phenomenal field agent who sticks to the mission, follows the numbers, and trusts no one.”

“When a routine mission is derailed by mysterious hacker Keya Dhawan (Alia Bhatt), Rachel’s two lives collide. As she races to protect the Charter and strives to beat the odds, her humanity might just be her biggest asset.”

Heart of Stone drops on Netflix on August 11th.

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