Diane Keaton says James Norton Should Be the Next James Bond After Daniel Crag, Norton Even Has a Sweet Reply For That

Actress Diane Keaton recently had a buzz going on when she said that actor James Norton should be the next James Bond. In this session, we will look into her saying, as well as the actor’s comment on her view.

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Keaton’s Statement

In a recent interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event Magazine, actress Diane Keaton said that James Norton should be next James Bond because he’s ‘sweet, sexy and even went to Cambridge’.

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Keaton, now 71,  who plays Norton’s mother in the upcoming film Hampstead, about the life of London hermit Harry Hallowes, said she was certain that the 31-year-old was the best choice to follow Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s suave spy, James Bond.

“Don’t you think he’s going to be the next James Bond?”

she asked.

“We were all talking about it on the set of Hampstead. He ticks every box. He’s beautiful, he’s a man, he’s very sexy, he is smart and he even went to Cambridge.”

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The Race to Bond

In a race to be the next James Bond, the bookies currently have James Norton at 4/1, just slightly behind Michael Fassbender and Aiden Turner at 3/1 and favorite Tom Hardy at 5/2. Jamie Bell, Henry Cavill, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba are also all in the running for the iconic spy role.

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Norton’s Comment

Norton, who is well known for his roles in Happy Valley, Grantchester, and War and Peace, went on to joke that he would only accept the role if Keaton could be his Bond girl.

“I can’t quite believe she said that.”

he said.

“Just to be mentioned in the same sentence as James Bond is a pretty big compliment as far as I’m concerned. But so far, even though people talk about it, it’s just speculation.

But if it ever comes to pass that there is in the future even the remotest conversation about Bond, there will only be one condition as far as I am concerned, which would be to have Diane Keaton as a bond girl.

I don’t see why that couldn’t happen. She’s beautiful, she’s iconic as Bond himself. It’s definitely a plan.”

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In Hampstead, Diane Keaton plays the character of American widow Emily Walters who brings out the scandal to the upmarket north London suburb when she supports down-and-out Donald Horner, played by Brendan Gleeson, in his fight against the property developers. Reviewers have already dubbed it ‘Notting Hill for grown-ups.

Norton is also currently filming a remake of the movie Flatliners, which will mark his Hollywood debut.

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Short Bio of James Norton

James Norton is an English actor. Norton is well known for roles in the British TV series Happy Valley, Grantchester and War & Peace. For his portrayal of ex-convict Tommy Lee Royce in the TV series Happy Valley, James was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015. More bio…