If British actor Dominic Cooper wanted to be considered to fill Daniel Craig's shoes as James Bond, this trailer for the miniseries in which he plays the character's creator could convince a lot of people he's the right man for the job. Cooper appears as Ian Fleming in Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, a miniseries about the suave superspy's suave creator. He's joined by Lara Pulver, playing Fleming's eventual wife Ann Charteris. (Fans of British TV will recognize Pulver as Sherlock's Irene Adler.)
From the short glimpse we get the miniseries looks like great fun as Cooper's Fleming seduces women and disagrees with people who think "you can't win an intelligence war with toys." It's like James Bond, you know, but real life. Cooper knows that. He told Radio Times that the producer of the miniseries told him that playing Fleming would be a "really big audition to play the next James Bond." The series airs at the end of January on BBC America.
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