The 30-year-old star has caught the attention of 007 chief Barbara Broccoli for his performance as heart-throb Alfie in the Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’.
Laviscount, 30, would fit the bill as Daniel Craig’s replacement as the iconic spy after Ms. Broccoli has made it clear she wants the next actor to portray the character for 15 years, which rules out former favorite Idris Elba, who turned 50 in September 2.
Broccoli, 62, previously revealed that she and co-producer Michael G. Wilson are planning a different trajectory for the Bond franchise following Craig’s exit. However, Bond bosses are keen for an ethnic-minority actor to play the character to ensure that the franchise reflects modern society.
She said: “When you change the actor you have to reimagine the direction the film’s gonna go on. When you hire an actor, you’re hoping you’re going to spend a decade at least with them and make four or five or six films with them.
“So you have to think through, ‘What is the trajectory? What is that actor going to bring? How are you going to move the series into another direction?'”
Lucien Laviscott BBC3 drama Peacock, as well as Netflix movie Your Christmas Or Mine alongside Angela Griffin and Sex Education actor Asa Butterfield. Laviscount has reportedly dated a number of celebrities including Kelly Osbourne and Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
Meanwhile, it can also be revealed that despite Ms Broccoli saying no announcement on a new 007 film is imminent, stunt men and women are being tested at Pinewood Studios. A source there said: ‘They want to be ready for when things start moving with the new Bond.’
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