Bond, Jane Bond: Is This the First Step Toward a Female 007 and Gillian Anderson?


Holy shake my martini, Scully; WHAT IS HAPPENING?

First we’re arguing over Idris and the Hiddles as the film franchise’s next James Bond, and the media frenzies over whether or not Daniel Craig is even ready to leave. Next, I make the SWINTON, suggestion, only to be usurped by the — depending upon your viewpoint — equally or superior suggestion of Gillian Anderson as 007, an idea I simply cannot get out of my head. FTR, I adore and worship Tilda, but I do believe Gillian would knock this role out of the stratosphere, so I’m Team Anderson. And, you’ll never believe what’s next.


Who’s that, you may be wondering? No, it’s not Katey Sagal’s long lost twin; it’s actually Danish director Susan Bier (The Night Manager, After the Wedding, In a Better World), reportedly on the short list to direct the next Bond film. AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?*

  1.  Tom Hiddleston is probably getting ready to sign on the dotted line; Bier directed him through his audition, and boy howdy, did he do well.  tnm
  2. sadidris
  3.  It’s very possible Gillian Anderson could play a future 007 incarnation. After all, it’s pretty much been proven that female directors hire more females; women support women.

By my calculations slightly ridiculous and far-reaching suppositions, hiring Bier may directly lead to our dreams coming true; it could be the first step to a female 007, and she could be played by one of the most intelligent, dynamic, already weapons-trained, stunning, part British actresses on the planet.


Oh and pardon me, but I think it’s worth noting both Bier and Anderson have connections to a certain fella we’re fond of…bondboy


Bond Boy, anyone?

*Entirely speculation.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • AbbySaurus

    I enjoyed all of this speculation. Immensely. Cindy, you give good gif.

  • ChainedVase

    I have never seen a Bond movie and usually choose not to comment on Bond-related things for this reason. But! I am on board for a female Bond and for MOAR Mads in all the things.

  • Frankiethrowup

    My favourite Bonds have always been the brutish Bonds, Connery, Craig. So I am not really into Hiddleston as the new one. But as a full-fledged card-carrying member of Team Gillian Anderson, I totally support this wild speculation/fanic/studio pitch. (Although I am also a double agent for team SWINTON, so…)

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Mikkelsen would be weird, given he’s already played a bad guy in one of the Bond movies.

    • Weird is Mikkelsen’s middle name, so I see no problem 🙂

      • Fabius_Maximus

        Maybe he could play Le Chiffre’s long lost twin.