First black 'James Bond' interracially married

Posted by Ria, 20 Sep 15

"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.", said British actor David Oyelowo, after being asked by the Ian Fleming estate to voice the secret agent in the newly commissioned Bond novel 'Trigger Mortis' by Anthony Horowitz.

In real life, Oyelowo got married to English actress Jessica Oyelowo in 1998. The couple have four children.

Oyelowo has faced racism before when playing Shakespeare’s Henry VI, which made him the first black actor to play an English king. He received tonnes of hate mail which he had to ask his agent to filter. This was over 10 years ago but it was the "How dare you enter a realm that is not yours to enter?" kind of hate mail, he said.

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Much as its not on-screen, we officially have our first audible black Bond... step in the right direction.

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  1.   Maquiame says:
    Posted: 10 Mar

    He was commissioned for an audiobook not a movie.

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  2.   pebbles_2u says:
    Posted: 15 Nov 15

    I really don't think this guy is handsome enough for the role. Idris Elba would have been so perfect This guy is too short and just not working at all for me. I would rather see Tay Diggs in the role

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    • blackbelle01 says:
      Posted: 28 Nov 15

      I agree with everything you just said. He is not handsome enough to be Bond. But Idris Elba is eye candy for sure.

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  3. Posted: 21 Oct 15

    I am sorry but it is going to weird to see this guy play James Bond. I can not believe he actually got the role over Iris Elba who would make a more believable James Bond. This guy is short and not very attractive. I only reason I can see that he got the role is because he was recently in two hit movies. Twelve years a slave and Selma. He is a great actor but not James Bond material. James Bond is sexy this guy is no where near sexy. Now Idris Elba is sexy and James Bond material

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    • Chickpea2045 says:
      Posted: 21 Nov 15

      Chiwetela Ojiofor was the lead character in Twelve Years a Slave. David Oyelowo is "Voicing" the character, James Bond in the new novel. Meaning he'll be reading as Bond in a recorded version of the book. I'm not sure why 3 out of the 4 people who commented on this article are upset. Here's hoping we all read the same article!

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  4.   Mosiah7 says:
    Posted: 13 Oct 15

    Bond....Black Bond....

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    • blackbelle01 says:
      Posted: 28 Nov 15

      Having a Black Bond would be like having a White Shaft. I would not go see either.

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      • Mosiah7 says:
        Posted: 05 Dec 15

        Really?! In another comment you made here on the same day, you agreed that Idris Elba would be ok as Bond. He's black. I'm just saying....

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        • blackbelle01 says:
          Posted: 19 Dec 15

          I said that Idris Elba would be a better more believable choice to play Bond because he is tall, and very handsome. Unlike this guy who is neither

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  5. Posted: 07 Oct 15

    I was hoping Idris Elba would play the part, but this is a good choice too. Fantastic actor, why does color have to matter?

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    • blackbelle01 says:
      Posted: 19 Dec 15

      I don't think its about color as much as it is about his looks. He is just not handsome enough to be Bond

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