Aidan Turner is said to be ‘in talks’ for the role of James Bond, and fans are already Photoshopping him with the famous ‘shaken not stirred’ Martini.
The role of Ross Poldark in the BBC’s revival of period drama Poldark made the 32-year-old actor a TV heartthrob.
Poldark star Aidan Turner (BBC)
According to The Sun, the Irish star was flown to Los Angeles for discussions with the producers. He is already one of the bookies’ favourites to take over from Daniel Craig when the blond eventually decides to hang up his tuxedo.
Aidan’s profile rose yet again when he was awarded the Breakthrough accolade for his performance as brooding rebel Poldark at last week’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
Aidan started the year with the Impact prize, voted for by members of the public, at the National Television Awards.
Aidan Turner with his National Television Award (Matt Crossick/PA)
Producer Karen Thrussell accepted on his behalf and appeared to hint at 007. “I am sure it is nothing to do with James Bond, but we will see!”
If Twitter has anything to do with the decision, the Being Human actor is definitely the public’s pick for James Bond.
Omfg me if Poldark/Aidan Turner is the next James Bond pic.twitter.com/rwJByTfCqZ
— rebeccamariex (@bechodgson_) March 16, 2016
Aidan Turner for James Bond * perks up
— Claire T (@needaphone) March 16, 2016
I would not be unhappy if Aidan Turner is the next James Bond
— Naomi (@naomihear) March 16, 2016
@AidanTurner yummy…would make a great Bond but keep the long hair
— Alexa Gleeson (@badgerstock) March 16, 2016
Ohhh, just give Aidan Turner #Bond. JUST GIVE IT TO HIM!!!!
— MancVamp (@MancVamp) March 16, 2016
— LynseyD (@lynseydolan) March 16, 2016