English actress Naomie Harris has been officially
acknowledged as being in talks for a role in the
James Bond film...
Naomie Harris In Talks
6th June 2011
It appeared to start out as a tabloid
rumour in the News
of the World this Sunday, but a germ of truth has emerged
from the story that Naomie Harris may play a role in the 23rd
James Bond film.
The 34 year-old London born actress is
best known to moviegoers for her role as Tia Dalma in two "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies
after making her breakthrough in the Danny Boyle dystopian
horror "28 Days Later".
MI6 that during UK publicity interviews for her critically
acclaimed movie "The First Grader” this weekend,
she confirmed that she has been talking with Bond 23 producers
about a part but wouldn’t reveal for which role or
whether she has accepted or not.
A spokesperson for EON Productions later confirmed to
EW that Harris has indeed met with the filmmakers, although
no deals have yet been struck.
Above: Naomie Harris
Confidential magazine editor Hugh Maddocks, who recently
released a Bond
Girls Special issue, was surprised that rumours of the
casting discussions were officially acknowledged
so swiftly. "It's
refreshing for elements of the casting process to be confirmed
this early on. For the last two films [Casino
Royale, Quantum of Solace],
the leading Bond girls were signed up days after cameras had
actually started rolling on principal photography. Although there
is no intel on whether Harris has been in talks about the major
Bond Girl role, I think it's safe to assume the part under consideration
After graduating from Cambridge University with
a degree in social and political science, Harris studied acting
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has continued to vary her
career with a mix of stage, television
and big budget blockbuster productions such as "Miami
Harris is currently playing Elizabeth Lavenza in Danny Boyle's
production of of Frankenstein for the National Theatre.
It would be the first time that Harris has worked
with either director Sam Mendes or 007 star Daniel Craig. Shooting
on Bond 23 is expected
to start late this year, for release
in the UK on October 26th, 2012.