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Next James Bond: Sam Heughan wants to play 007 despite failed audition

NEXT JAMES BOND candidate Sam Heughan is still one of the most likely stars to take on the role of 007 after Daniel Craig, and now the Outlander actor has confessed he would love to join the series after previously losing out to another British star.James Bond fans are hoping to learn who the next 007 will be at some point this year. The newcomer will replace Daniel Craig, who stepped down from the role following No Time To Die last year.

A number of massive actors have been suggested for the incredible role, including Tom Hardy, Regé-Jean Page, and Idris Elba. But Sam Heughan is also in the running of the Bond odds. And while he has been quiet for some time, he has now opened up about his career desires.Heughan was recently interviewed about the Bond role, a position he has been longing for since the early 2000s. But it seems like he has not yet begun talks with Bond bosses Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.The Outlander star was asked about the future of the series, to which he said: “I have no idea.” He noted that “everyone is always trying to second guess” the Bond bosses and their plans.

Heughan confessed: “I think the role’s fantastic and I’d love to throw my oversized hat into the ring again if they are!” The heartthrob noted that it would be “nice” to see another Scottish Bond hit the big screen. Indeed, if he were to claim the role, he would be the first Scottish actor playing 007 since the seminal Sean Connery. However, Heughan has been strongly considered to play Bond in the past – but to no avail. Looking back on auditioning for 2006’s Casino Royale, Heughan recalled: “I was called in when they were doing Bond 21, so before they had Daniel [Craig] again.”

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