Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt set for Bond girl role?

'Downton Abbey' beauty Joanne Froggatt is said to be in line to become a Bond girl as bosses press on with casting 007's next big screen adventure

Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt is in line to become the next Bond girl.

The 'Downton Abbey' actress - who stars as head housemaid Anna May Bates in the hugely successful period drama - is reportedly being considered by 007 bosses as they cast the 24th adventure of the fictional British spy.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "The days are now counting down to the casting of the Bond girls.

"Everyone in the UK has been asked to keep quiet about their audition. Joanne is seen as a huge talent, whose acting makes her a real stand-out candidate."

It is said her experience on 'Downton Abbey' is a huge selling point for bosses as they look to find the right actress for James Bond's next big screen appearance.

The insider added: "Her role in 'Downton' will be a world away from Bond and that is what makes it so appealing for casting agents.

"Joanne is attractive but this time producers want a gritty woman who will be a match for 007."

In the past, the 33-year-old actress also played teenage mother Zoe Tattersall in 'Coronation Street'.


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…


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