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David Oyelowo becomes first 'black Bond' with audiobook deal

12-Aug-2015 • Bond News

British actor David Oyelowo, who made his breakthrough with the BBC spy series 'Spooks', is to become the first 'black Bond' thanks for a new audio book deal.

Oyelowo will read the upcoming 007 continuation novel 'Trigger Mortis' by author Anthony Horowitz.

Describing himself as "very honoured", Oyelowo said: "I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say: ‘I am the new James Bond’ – even saying that name is the cinematic equivalent of doing the ‘to be or not to be’ speech."

He added: "I was asked specifically by the Fleming estate, which is really special."

The audiobook version of Trigger Mortis will be released on 8 September, along with hardback and ebook editions.

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