Idris Elba was asked if he’ll play James Bond, he had a one-word answer
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Idris Elba was asked if he’ll play James Bond, he had a one-word answer

Idris Elba has denied that he will be playing the next James Bond after Daniel Craig hands in his licence to kill.

hollywood Updated: Aug 22, 2018 17:01 IST
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British director and actor Idris Elba poses on the red carpet at the UK premiere of Yardie, in central London on August 21, 2018. (AFP)

Idris Elba has denied that he will be playing the next James Bond after Daniel Craig hands in his licence to kill. The actor, who has for years been pegged to play Agent 007, shut down rumours of stepping into the franchise.

When Good Morning Britain reporter offered Elba a martini, "Do you like it shaken or stirred?", he replied, "Stir fried, actually".

Next, when she asked if he was "looking at the next 007", Elba gave a one-word answer: "No".

British actor Idris Elba has stoked speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post Sunday Aug. 12, 2018, saying "my name's Elba, Idris Elba,’’ fuelling the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. (AP)

The actor was speaking at the premiere of his directorial debut, Yardie. He was accompanied by fiancee Sabrina Dhowre.

The upcoming Bond film, 25th in the long-running franchise, would be Craig's last outing as the British spy.

The film was supposed to be helmed by Danny Boyle but the Slumdog Millionaire director has walked out of the project due to creative differences with the producers.

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First Published: Aug 22, 2018 16:49 IST