James Bond- Daniel Craig who has played the British spy for a decade, starring in Casino Royale, Skyfall, Quantum Solace and Spectre is quitting after signing up for a US TV series. He will star in Purity- which is based on the Jonathan Frazen novel and is set to run for several series of 20 episodes each.
It is a blow to the Bond franchise, which has already lost Daniel’s director pal Sam Mendes. The 47-year-old actor said he would “rather slash my wrists” than play 007 again after last year’s Spectre, which made £600million at the box office.
Asked who he would like to be the next James Bond, he replied: “Look, I don’t give a f***. Good luck to them.” Among those tipped to take on the role are Damian Lewis, 45, Tom Hardy, 38, Henry Cavill, 32, and Michael Fassbender, 38. Idris Elba, 43, has also been touted as the first black Bond.