A Nigerian actor has on Thursday emerged as the next James Bond, following long-standing rumours that Idris Elba from Britain is in line to replace the current Bond, Daniel Craig.
David Oyelowo, who is also a producer, director, and writer played supporting roles in many movies like Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln and many more.
He however played Martin Luther King Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor (Drama).
Although Oyelowo’s performance will be heard rather than seen – in an audiobook, he is currently considered the official James Bond
Craig, who used to act 007, is due to step aside potentially in two movies’ time.
Oyelowo says he is ‘very honoured’ being considered by the Ian Fleming estate to be the voice of 007 in upcoming thriller Trigger Mortis.