Dominic West backs idea for next James Bond to replace Daniel Craig to be transgender

Dominic West has made a call for there to be a transgender James Bond in the future.

The actor, 49, reckons Daniel Craig’s replacement as the eponymous secret agent in the long-running film franchise could be Hannah Graf, 31, the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the British Army.

Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, Dominic said: ‘She’s a beautiful girl who could be Bond.

Future: Dominic West, 49, reckons Daniel Craig's replacement as the eponymous secret agent in the long-running film franchise could be Hannah Graf, 31, the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the British Army (pictured in November 2017)

Future: Dominic West, 49, reckons Daniel Craig's replacement as the eponymous secret agent in the long-running film franchise could be Hannah Graf, 31, the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the British Army (pictured in November 2017)

Future: Dominic West, 49, reckons Daniel Craig’s replacement as the eponymous secret agent in the long-running film franchise could be Hannah Graf, 31, the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the British Army (pictured in November 2017)

‘That’s actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army.’

Dominic and Hannah met previously, when the actor starred alongside Hannah’s husband Jake, 40, who is a transgender man, in the film Colette.

When asked what she thought of Dominic’s suggestion, Hannah, who serves as captain in the Royal Electric and Mechanical Engineers, admitted she was ‘flattered’.

Idea: Dominic said: 'That's actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army'

Idea: Dominic said: 'That's actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army'

Idea: Dominic said: ‘That’s actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army’

Meeting: Dominic and Hannah met previously, when the actor starred alongside Hannah's husband Jake, 40, who is a transgender man, in the film Colette

Meeting: Dominic and Hannah met previously, when the actor starred alongside Hannah's husband Jake, 40, who is a transgender man, in the film Colette

Meeting: Dominic and Hannah met previously, when the actor starred alongside Hannah’s husband Jake, 40, who is a transgender man, in the film Colette

She said: ‘I’m very flattered that Dominic thought of me.

‘I don’t think I’m going to become an actress anytime soon, but there’s no reason why there shouldn’t be a transgender Bond.’

‘We’ve seen too many men in hero-type roles and women playing second fiddle.’

The army veteran added that it would be inspirational for young girls to see a female playing 007.  

Not for her: Hannah said: 'I don't think I'm going to become an actress anytime soon, but there's no reason why there shouldn't be a transgender Bond'

Not for her: Hannah said: 'I don't think I'm going to become an actress anytime soon, but there's no reason why there shouldn't be a transgender Bond'

Not for her: Hannah said: ‘I don’t think I’m going to become an actress anytime soon, but there’s no reason why there shouldn’t be a transgender Bond’

Couple: Hannah and actor Jake Graf married in March of 2018 after first getting together in 2015

Couple: Hannah and actor Jake Graf married in March of 2018 after first getting together in 2015

Couple: Hannah and actor Jake Graf married in March of 2018 after first getting together in 2015

Hannah and Jake married in March of 2018 after first getting together in 2015.

There have been calls for a female James Bond in the past.

One person who has disagreed, however, is Daniel Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz.

Change: There have been calls for a female James Bond in the past

Change: There have been calls for a female James Bond in the past

Change: There have been calls for a female James Bond in the past

Thoughts: Daniel Craig's wife Rachel Weisz disagreed, saying: 'Women are really fascinating and interesting, and should get their own stories' (pictured in November)

Thoughts: Daniel Craig's wife Rachel Weisz disagreed, saying: 'Women are really fascinating and interesting, and should get their own stories' (pictured in November)

Thoughts: Daniel Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz disagreed, saying: ‘Women are really fascinating and interesting, and should get their own stories’ (pictured in November)

In an interview with The Telegraph, the actress expressed that the character had been created by novelist Ian Fleming, who spent a lot of time creating a character who is ‘particularly male’ and relates to women in a certain way.

She said: ‘Why not create your own story rather than jumping onto the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? 

‘Women are really fascinating and interesting, and should get their own stories.’ 

Craig will begin work on his fifth and final Bond role in March.

Actors considered to be the top contenders to replace him include Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.  

In the running: Actors considered to be the top contenders to replace Daniel include Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy

In the running: Actors considered to be the top contenders to replace Daniel include Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy

In the running: Actors considered to be the top contenders to replace Daniel include Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy

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