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'The Night Manager' Director Susanne Bier attends the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. (Mike Pont/Getty Images)


Danish director may become first woman to helm a Bond film

By WITW Staff on June 2, 2016

Danish director Susanne Bier may become the first woman to helm a James Bond film, after Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre) announced he would not return to helm a third Bond movie. Bier is known for her features directing, from thrillers to comedy (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire, and Love is All You Need.)

More recently, Bier directed the BBC spy drama The Night Manager, which boosted her action genre credentials as well as leading some fans to regard its star, Tom Hiddleston, as a candidate for the role of Bond. Since The Night Manager aired, speculation that Hiddleston might play 007 has grown, given that Daniel Craig has not yet confirmed a return to the role.

Talk of Bier’s attachment follow a campaign calling for the British secret service agent to be played by a woman and renamed Jane Bond. Gillian Anderson has expressed interest in the role.

Read the full story at The Guardian.


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