Richard Madden’s future in Bodyguard has been thrown into doubt as he might be playing James Bond

Mail Online | 1/27/2019 | Katie Hind For The Mail On Sunday
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It was the gripping and hugely successful TV drama that made his name.

Yet I can reveal that Richard Madden’s future in the BBC’s Bodyguard has been thrown into doubt – as the show’s producers confirm the Scottish actor is in contention to play James Bond.

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Heart-throb Richard, 32, took the title role in the TV series as bodyguard David Budd and picked up the gong for Best Drama Performance at the National Television Awards last week.

There has been increasing speculation about Madden replacing Daniel Craig in the most coveted role in the movies.

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It is understood that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been in touch with Madden – and he even went as far as to do a shoot dressed as the suave hero for glossy magazine, GQ.

In the interview, he couldn’t help but gush about the opportunity, saying it was a ‘brilliant thing’ to be touted as Craig’s successor.

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