According To New Poll, 'Outlander' Star Sam Heughan Is The Fan Favourite To Play "James Bond"!
Sam Heughan was picked in a poll to be the next "007", following in Daniel Craig's footsteps. The Scottish actor swept the floor in the poll!
Trading in a kilt for a tuxedo
Sam Heughan, Scottish hottie from the hit series Outlander, was listed as fans' top contender to play the next "007", following in Daniel Craig's footsteps after his final appearance in the 25th instalment of James Bond.
In a poll created by Radio Times, fans got to vote on whom they'd enjoy being cast as the infamous "James Bond", following Craig's retirement from the iconic role. Heughan swept the floor with a 30 percent vote, leading well ahead of other British and Irish actors including Tom Brady and Idris Elba.
With over 80,000 voters, Heughan doubled a win over his next competitors! Here's the full list!
1. Sam Heughan (30 percent)
2. Tom Hardy (14 percent)
3. Henry Cavill (11 percent)
4. Idris Elba (10 percent)
5. Tom Hiddleston (5 percent)
6. Richard Madden (4 percent)
7. Michael Fassbender (4 percent)
8. Aidan Turner (3 percent)
9. Cillian Murphy (3 percent)
10. James Norton (3 percent)
Not only are fans highly anticipating this potential role, but Heughan also appeared on Jimmy Fallon last December and said that he was "waiting for the call."
There is no timeline on when the next "James Bond" will be announced following Daniel Craig's departure and final film No Time To Die, which was set to release this spring, but has been pushed to November due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Heughan said in the past, "Of course it would be a dream role. And a Scottish "James Bond", too!"