Dominic Cooper to bring on the charm as the real life James Bond
Dominic Cooper, the charming Brit you might recognize from My Week With Marilyn has recently been cast as the man behind fiction’s favorite spy.
BBC America is producing a four part series on Ian Fleming, who not only penned the series, but also drew many of Bond’s adventures with women and danger from his own wild life. Perfect timing, seeing as Mr. Bond is celebrating his 50th anniversary of being our favorite international man of intrigue.
The series with the tentative (but unfortunately less than titillating) title Fleming promises to follow Fleming’s days as a high class party boy who turns into a fearless and cunning Naval Intelligence officer with all the sex and booze you’d expect.
On landing the role, Cooper gushed, "[s]tepping into the shoes of the spy who not only created the enigmatic character of 007, but who fantasized about being him, has to be every actor's dream."
Cooper’s suave looks and accent combo seem to make him perfect for the part, let alone the fact that he’ll be right at home in another period piece, which are quickly becoming his specialty. His next film is a romance set in Edwardian England and is in postproduction.
With Cooper on the rise and the near constant love affair men and women alike seem to have with 007, BBC may have another winner; so get the martinis ready (of course, shaken, not stirred).