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17th Nov 2015

We have a new contender for the next James Bond….


Ewan McGregor has thrown his hat in the ring for the job as 007.

The Scottish actor rejected the chance to star as Bond earlier in his career, because he feared being typecast, but has admitted he’d now relish the opportunity to replace Daniel Craig.

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“I think it would be quite cool to play James Bond,” said McGregor.

“At this stage in my career (being typecast) is not really an issue anymore. Early on, when you start off you don’t want your horizons to be narrow, but I think people know I have some kind of width in my work, so I’m really not worried about that anymore.”

Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis have also been suggested as possible candidates to replace Daniel Craig.

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But first, all of his efforts are focused on reprising the role as Mark Renton in the much-anticipated ‘Trainspotting’ sequel, which is loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s book ‘Porno’ and due to be released next year.