Daniel Craig thinks Niall Horan of One Direction would be an 'absolutely fantastic' James Bond

He also called the singer “a good man” who would do the part justice

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 28 October 2015 12:14
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James Bond playing chess, probably thinking about breaking a whiskey glass over the head of a grizzly bear and saying "well, that broke the ice".
James Bond playing chess, probably thinking about breaking a whiskey glass over the head of a grizzly bear and saying "well, that broke the ice".

Almost every actor under the Sun has been linked to the role of James Bond, with Daniel Craig regularly fending off questions regarding who he would like to take over.

In a recent interview with Capital FM, the Spectre actor was (genuinely) asked what he thought about Niall Horan of boyband One Direction becoming the next 007.

According to the report, Craig was “enthusiastic” about the choice, saying Niall would be “absolutely fantastic”. He also called the singer “a good man” who would do the part justice.

In case you're not sure which one is Niall, it's this guy:

Niall from One Direction

Niall’s name has apparently been a favourite for some time, if you believe Directioners' casting acumen. Other’s in contention for the role include Idris Elba, Henry Cavil and Tom Hardy.

At the Spectre press junket, the often frosty Craig was asked some hilariously soapy questions:

The 24th Bond film is expected to break box-office records in the UK, having grossed $6.4 million on its first night.

Spectre, also starring Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, is in cinemas now.

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