"James Bond is an Englishman. He has always been an Englishman and should always be played by Englishmen!"
Well, technically, he’s not even English; Bond is half Scottish and half Swiss… and his family was middle-class in 1930s Britain. It would be a nontrivial amount of revisionism to the character to make Idris Elba fit *that* description.
A Partial List Of Men Who Are Not English
- Sean Connery
- George Lazenby
- Pierce Brosnan
A Partial List Of Men Who Are English
- Idris Elba
Tell me again how your objection to Idris Elba playing James Bond is rooted in his identity as an Englishman.
I don’t get this argument at all. Have they ever heard him talk? He’s pretty much the most English man to ever English.