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Bodyguard star Richard Madden dismisses James Bond rumours

Rumour mills are abuzz with prospective names to replace Daniel Craig as the next Bond

Published: 16th April 2019

While it is clear that Daniel Craig will be hanging his suit after Bond 25, the rumour mills are abuzz with prospective names to replace the British actor. One of the names often linked with the franchise is Bodyguard actor Richard Madden. 

However, in a recent interaction, Madden quashed the rumours, and said, "It's all just noise. By March, there will be another British TV show with another young male actor, and then he'll be the next James Bond for the following two months."

Following his widely-acclaimed success in the thriller, which saw him win a Golden Globe for Best Actor, the Scottish-born star, described how he prepared for his latest role as Elton John's former lover John Reid in Rocketman.

Rocketman traces the rise of Elton John and his eventual partnership with Bernie Taupin, who he collaborated with to produce the 1972 hit song Rocketman

Asked about shooting the film's love scenes between the former lovers, Richard said the differences between female and male sex scenes were 'negligible'.

"I dread doing these things. With one you get stubble rash, right? That's basically it. Otherwise, there's no difference. It's storytelling."

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