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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?

Matt Smith is the star of Doctor Who

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?

(Via Entertainmentwise.)


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5 Responses to Could Matt Smith Play Bond Villain?

  1. I believe Bond’s CIA friend is actually Felix Leiter if memory serves.

    • Well it deserves on the film/Bond. Brosnan didn’t have a Leiter, he had a Wade…

      • avatar Mez says:

        Nothing wrong with Wade, even with his wonderful tatoo.


  2. avatar Bradondo says:

    I think Matt would make an amazing Bond villain. He’s so naturally likeable and I think he could really use that to his advantage in playing someone despicable and/or criminally insane. I’ve always found that a villain is so much more interesting if he seems–at least on the surface–like someone you’d want to meet and maybe have a drink with.

  3. avatar nel says:

    “I’m not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain though. Start campaigning now.” — that’s funny, Tennant once said almost exactly the same thing. Maybe there’s something about playing the Doctor that leads to a desire to just, for once, be an all-out big baddie.

    I always thought Ben Whishaw looks like he could be Tennant’s younger brother.

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