Summer of London: Idris Elba Reveals His Favorite James Bond

Idris Elba at the 2012 GQ Man of the Year awards. (Rex Features via AP Images)

With his GQ style and good looks, Luther star Idris Elba has been a much-bandied-about candidate to play Bond. But, as the 007 franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, who’s his favorite actor to take on the iconic role? He answers the question as part of our Brit List: Summer of London series.


Do you agree with Idris’ choices? Will NO ONE pick George Lazenby? Tell us below:

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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