But James Bond 007 is not fey nor an aristocrat stuck in a different era and never would be so this suggestion seems very off-track.
I'm not saying an ideal Bond should embody these traits, rather that it would be interesting approach to, I guess, invoke that feel in a future Bond. Something beneath the surface, hidden in subtext if that makes sense. Certainly fey is not a word I'd ever associate with Bond, however... I hardly think Lloyd is completely lacking in masculinity either, and I think his age (and the fact that he has tendancy to play prissy, pampered members of the upperclass) probably has a bit to do with him giving off that vibe.
To be perfectly honest, IMO all of the Bonds bar Craig (including the literary Bond) have felt like people from another era to some degree. It's even been commented on on-screen once or twice. And while Bond is most definitely not an aristocrat, several incarnations have certainly displayed a level of snobbery (is that a word?) and elitism.
Every Bond has deviated from the established idea of the character to a degree - Connery and Craig were more rough and masculine, Brosnan more sensitive and angsty, Moore much more lightweight and light-hearted, even the utter sexlessness of Dalton's Bond. I mean, Craig has been accused of taking the role into a much rawer, more "working-class" direction - what's wrong with going in the other direction?
Anyway, it's probably a bit of a moot point - we're arguing about how an actor may decide to portray a role eight or so years from now, which is possibly a bit pointless. In any case, I'm just suggesting that he may be a good choice for the role around the time Craig quits, depending on how he himself grows as a person and where his career goes. Certainly if he was cast tomorrow he'd be an awful choice.
And some people are suggesting names based only on "they will be the right age" etc. But who knows when Daniel Craig will leave the role and "being the right age" is not really enough, is it?
Oh, I agree, and that's definitely not my main reason for suggesting Lloyd.
Edited by Cyclone49, 30 September 2009 - 03:02 PM.