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 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'.