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

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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'.

Spectre

  • 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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