[Diane M. M.] Daryl McCormack: Unshaken, We’ve Heard

Competition Brief: Who Should Be the Next James bond and Does it Matter?

Beginning in 1962, James Bond has been a staple of the film industry ever since.

In order, he has been portrayed by:

  • Sean Connery (1962 – 1971), David Niven (1967), George Lazenby (1969), Roger Moore (1973 – 1985), Timothy Dalton (1987 – 1989), Pierce Brosnan (1995 – 2002), Daniel Craig (2006 – 2021)

The classic character, a British Secret Agent, is set in contemporary setting and perhaps that’s just it. The contemporary setting is not a static things. The real life British Secret Service certainly cannot be stagnant and must evolve and so why not the artistic franchises that reflect it?

Government intelligence agencies are fundamentally pragmatic institutions. Art, and the world of art, has the option at least to be anything but pragmatic. It can serve any number of purposes including nostalgia, social commentary, or nothing but the joy of its creation.

Art, in the form of blockbuster movies at least, is tied to business and business, no surprise, must be pragmatic. Here, at the intersection of art, culture, and business lies an important intersection of considerations. The tremendous success of the James Bond franchise means that the decision cannot help but go unnoticed even though, fundamentally, what difference does it make? From X-ray shades to alligator submarines and laser space battles, James Bond routinely forays into the ridiculous and so should we, the public, even care who plays this fanciful figment of imagination?

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Statement of Fact
  • James Bond is based on a fictional character from the novels by Ian Fleming.
  • The first movie was release in 1962.
  • Daniel Craig was the last actor to play the iconic character.
  • Daniel Craig is retiring and this opens the way for another to take his spot.

With smoldering good looks and piercing green eyes, the only thing that’s shaken around Daryl McCormack is any girl lucky enough to be getting up close and personal, but there’s definitely going to be something stirred by the sensual energy this versatile actor projects. Call it sex appeal, call it acting, it’s difficult not to be drawn to him.

Let’s not forget that- at 29, he already has some serious acting credits and has garnered an adoring fan base. Joining Peaky Blinders in season 5, Daryl showed the world that he’s pretty handy with a gun- an essential career requirement for a spy. Weapons are a key part of the charm.

Then there are the girls, a specific requirement of being James Bond. You have to know your way around woman, and Daryl left us with no doubt on this front as the gigolo in Good luck to you, Leo Grande. Pretty sure that if Emma Thompson had wanted to add some sort of armory- even handcuffs, to his task, this Brit would have been rather comfortable combining this into his role.

Let’s not forget that James Bond just wouldn’t be British without a sense of humor. British comedy thriller Pixie was a showcase for the kind of humor he is capable of, an essential part of the essence of the movie. It’s a welcome change to see a little more laughing in a thriller. And that British thing- according to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, is something that will have to be on the CV on the next 007, and that’s non-negotiable. He will also have to not be a girl…

Sport is a little lower on the requirements list, but there was surfing in Die Another Day, bungee jumping in Golden Eye, and parkour in Casino Royale. A natural sportsman- expert in the little-known sport of hurling, Daryl could be gracefully playing just about any sport when he’s not doing spy things, or even be an Olympic participant as a cover for when he’s not actually under the covers. As long as it’s not hurling, which has yet to be included in the Olympics.

At 6’2”, head and shoulders above his competition, this man is the logical choice for the role of the eponymous spy. Exotic looks that will outshine the most exotic locations, Daryl is enough of a chameleon to stand out and bring a fresh approach to any plot, in any place in the world. And he can do this for at least another 20 years, giving James Bond aficionados the satisfaction of some consistency with mesmerizing performances that he has proven are in his range.

James Bond- in all his incarnations from Sean Connery and Roger Moore, all the way to Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, is an icon, celebrated throughout the world by fans of different generations and inspiring the next batch of MI5 recruits. Embracing an actor with universal appeal gives James Bond fans another chance to immerse themselves in the glitz and glamour of the spy world, escaping from our ordinary lives, just for a bit, and maybe even learning what new gadgets may be the next must-haves for spy’s and wannabees alike. It’s always good to stay ahead of the competition, whether it’s for spying purposes or just for bragging rights.

In maintaining his iconic status, keeping the world enthralled and inspired, James Bond elevates and excites, but has always maintained some key elements. Being British, good to look at, suave, and sexy are just part of 007’s charm arsenal. People around the world have eagerly awaited the next James Bond since Dr. No appeared on screen in 1962. Whoever steps into these shoes in the years ahead will have to have some serious skills to offer. This man- who organically appeals to all ages (just ask Emma Thompson) is a shoo-in. And he’s definitely not a girl…

So shake us, stir us, or just thrill us. There’s no better choice for the next James Bond than Daryl McCormack.

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One Comment

  • Syed Iftekhar-Ur-Rahman

    There are a few reasons Daryl McCormack should not play the next James Bond. First and foremost, McCormack is not British and has no connection to the Bond franchise. Second, McCormack is not a physically imposing actor and would not be a suitable replacement for Daniel Craig. Third, McCormack is not well known outside of Europe and would not be well received by American audiences.

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