Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett
Could Matt Smith Play Bond Villain?
Have you wondered what great heights Matt Smith might reach when he eventually leaves Doctor Who? The man himself has – and recently admitted that he would like to play a Bond villain; but then, who wouldn’t?
At the recent Doctor Who Series 7b preview screening, Smith talked about where he thought he might end up as an actor:
I’m not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain though. Start campaigning now.
Whilst he may well be not cut out for the mantle of Bond as we now expect it, Smith could certainly portray and excellent Bond villain or maybe even a replacement Q?
Of course, parallels between actor Ben Whishaw and Smith are certainly uncanny seeing as they’re both softly spoken, lean and floppy haired, so it may be better to consider Smith in more of a suave British field agent role, someone who gives Bond information whilst still keeping a mysterious side that we don’t quite relate to.
Perhaps even, Smith could be less of a Felix Lighter role and more of an ‘M’? Bond’s loyalty to the upper ranks has always been pious so maybe he could prove his loyalty by working for Smith’s otherworldly, Doctor-y type higher up?
Would anyone be happy with Matt Smith in Bond?