Hannah Graf, the highest ranking transgender soldier in the British Army, is being nominated for the role of the next James Bond

Graf is nominated to replace Daniel Craig

by Asfa Shakeel

Hannah Graf, the highest ranking transgender soldier in the British Army, has been nominated by Dominic West to replace Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond movies.

Hannah Graf

(Image source: Instagram/Hannah Graf)

Hannah Graf

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 9: Daniel Craig speaks at The Opportunity Network’s 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Dominic West has said that there should be a transgender James Bond in the future. The 49-year-old actor said that after Daniel Craig, Hannah Graf could replace him as the secret agent in the franchise. Graf, 31, is the highest-ranking soldier in the British Army.

Hannah Graf

(Image source: Instagram/Hannah Graf)

West told The Sunday Times Magazine, “She’s a beautiful girl who could be Bond. That’s actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army.”

Hannah Graf

BEIJING, CHINA – NOVEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT) Actor Daniel Craig attends ‘Spectre’ premiere at The Place on November 12, 2015, in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

West knows Hannah through the film Colette where he starred alongside Graf’s husband Jake, a 40-year-old trans actor.

Hannah Graf

(Image source: Instagram/Hannah Graf)

Graf responded to West’s suggestion, saying, “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.”

Hannah Graf

(Image source: Instagram/Hannah Graf)

Hannah and Jake have been married since March of this year, after getting together in 2015. Hannah said it would be inspirational to see a female James Bond, but also wrote on social media that her husband Jake would be a perfect candidate for the role.

Hannah Graf

(Image source: Instagram/Hannah Graf)

Hannah Graf

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 16: Daniel Craig is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on November 16, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Calls for a female James Bond are nothing new, but some people are extremely opposed to a woman getting a role already defined by a man.

Hannah Graf

British actor Daniel Craig announced he returning to cars, cocktails and camera pens to play James Bond in the franchise’s next film, due out in 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)

Daniel Craig’s wife, Rachel Weisz, is one such person. In an interview with The Telegraph, Weisz said that the role had been created by Ian Fleming as “particularly male”.

Hannah Graf

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 9: Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig attend The Opportunity Network’s 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 9, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

She added, “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.”

Hannah Graf

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Actor Daniel Craig and actress Rachel Weisz attend the 7th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Instead of a woman, Craig is expected to be replaced by Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba or Tom Hardy.

Hannah Graf

Tom Hardy attends the ‘Dunkirk’ World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square (Source: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Craig will soon start working on the fifth, and his final, Bond movie.



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