Posted 12 January 2002 - 09:02 PM
It isn't actually a denial, though, is it. His very carefully chosen words lead me to think he probably has tested, or at least had discussions. Even though Brossers is set for the time being, EON have always had possible successors in the wings, especially at contract time.
ABC in Oz have just started repeating Owen's Second Sight series. based on photos he didn't strike me as a Bond. Seeing him though has led me to revise my opinion. He's a very charismatic actor, and a good one too. There's a lot of Connery in the eyebrows and cheekbones, and touch of Lazenby round the mouth and chin.
His eyes are his most compelling feature, though the nose is a bit, well...lumpy.
I can see why Croupier had people thinking Bond, because apart from the tux, he had a haircut very like Connery in Dr No.
He seems a little short (about 5' 10", I'd guess), but he wouldn't be the first Bond to wear lifts.
One last thing, He handles a cigarette well.
I could live with him as Bond if and when Brossers calls it a day.