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Ms Bond? British PM May Calls for Woman to Play Agent 007

© REUTERS / Matt Dunham/Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May answers questions after delivering a speech at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in London, Britain, July 11, 2017.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May answers questions after delivering a speech at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in London, Britain, July 11, 2017. - Sputnik International
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After hearing that Jodie Whittaker would become the first female Doctor Who on Christmas Day, Theresa May subjected that a woman should play the role of 007.

“I think it’s a great move forward for girl power that there is going to be a female Doctor Who. And one day there should be a female James Bond,” May said. 

The PM did not specify who could play the role after the talented Daniel Craig but mentioned another male actor, James Norton, who played the role of Andrei Bolkonsky in the mini-series "War and Peace," directed by Tom Harper.

© AFP 2022 / Leon Neal British actor Daniel Craig gestures as he poses for photographers at a photocall to announce the start of production of the 23rd film in the James Bond series; 'Skyfall', in central London on November 3, 2011.
British actor Daniel Craig gestures as he poses for photographers at a photocall to announce the start of production of the 23rd film in the James Bond series; 'Skyfall', in central London on November 3, 2011.  - Sputnik International
British actor Daniel Craig gestures as he poses for photographers at a photocall to announce the start of production of the 23rd film in the James Bond series; 'Skyfall', in central London on November 3, 2011.

In total, seven actors have portrayed Bond on screen, including Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

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The first film of the franchise titled "Dr. No" was released in 1962. The latest part of "James bond" called "007: SPECTRUM" (Spectre) made by Director Sam Mendes in 2015, grossed over $880 million worldwide, turning it the sixth highest-grossing film of 2015, the second largest unadjusted total for the series after Skyfall.

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