Luke Evans Says It's Now or Never If He Wants to Land the James Bond Role

<span class="caption">Luke Evans: It's Now or Never to Play Bond</span>
Luke Evans: It's Now or Never to Play Bond

According to actor Luke Evans, it’s now or never if he’s to land the role of the new James Bond. Now 43, Evans is part of a long list of names to be in consideration to replace Daniel Craig as 007, a list that includes the likes of Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Henry Cavill.

But the Welsh-born actor, who’s best known for his role in The Beauty and the Beast, believes if it’s left much later, or if he doesn’t land the part now, he’ll have to exclude himself from the role of a lifetime due to his age.

“It’s a wonderful role but it’s not easy and whoever gets it will have big shoes to fill,” he said. “But this is the only time I will ever be connected to it, because by the time the role comes around again, I’ll be too old.”

Daniel Craig, who played Bond for more than 15 years, was 38 when he first took on the role – five years younger than Evans – and decided to hang up the tuxedo at 54. Roger Moore was the oldest ever bond, starring in A View to Kill in 1985 at the age of 58, so time is still on Evans’ side. And if his recent IG images are anything to go by, he’s certainly fit enough to play the world’s most famous spy.

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