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Sir Roger Moore’s son says only a man should play 007 amid Lashana Lynch speculation

Roger Moore’s son Geoffrey Moore has slammed the idea that Bond can be played by a woman  (Getty Images)
Roger Moore’s son Geoffrey Moore has slammed the idea that Bond can be played by a woman (Getty Images)

Sir Roger Moore’s son has said only a man should play James Bond amid speculation that Lashana Lynch could be the next 007.

Sir Roger’s son Geoffrey also admitted that he felt Lashana Lynch’s casting as 007 in Daniel Craig’s final installment of the famous character in No Time To Die, sparked "confusion".

When asked if the role could be taken on by a woman, he replied: “Well, then it’s no longer James Bond. I mean, she could be 006, 008, or 009…"

Geoffrey, whose father Sir Roger played Bond seven times, the most of any actor between 1973 and 1985, told the Express: “In the last Bond I think this was the confusion.

Lashana Lynch as Nomi in NoTime To Die (MGM)
Lashana Lynch as Nomi in NoTime To Die (MGM)

“That she Nomi, played by Lynch was 007 and then said, ‘I’ve got to give it back to Bond. It’s his number.’

“It’s right and they should. But if you want to do a female Bond you can’t just call her James Bond. Personally, I don’t think that would work.

A female Bond "wouldn’t be the same” because “it’s Fleming’s Bond. It’s a guy, unfortunately.”

“Maybe there will be a ‘From the filmmakers of James Bond comes Jane or Jemima Bond’ or whatever,” he added.

Sir Roger Moore (C) with wife Christina Tholstrupafter (2R) their children Geoffrey (L), Deborah (2L) and Christian (R) (AFP via Getty Images)
Sir Roger Moore (C) with wife Christina Tholstrupafter (2R) their children Geoffrey (L), Deborah (2L) and Christian (R) (AFP via Getty Images)

His comments come as casting remains wide open for who will take the baton from Craig as the world’s most famous spy.

Lynch’s character Nomi was given the codename 007 when Craig’s Bond went off grid and was presumed dead in the 2021 film.