Sheffield-born actor Dominic West calls for transgender James Bond

Sheffield-born actor Dominic West has said it is time for a transgender James Bond.

Dominic, 49, said Daniel Craig's replacement could be Hannah Graf, the highest ranking transgender soldier in the British Army.

Dominic West. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Dominic West. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

He told the Sunday Times magazine: "Maybe a transgender Bond would be cool."

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West, who has been linked to the part of the suave spy himself, added: "There's a very cool woman who's the wife of an actor in [his latest film] Colette, who is a captain in the electrical engineers, the highest ranking transgender soldier in the army.

"She's done two tours of Afghanistan.

"She's a beautiful blonde girl who could be Bond, yes."

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"That's actually a brilliant idea," said the actor.

"They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army. They'd be ideal because they can do everything."

The next Bond movie - due for release in the UK in October next year - will be Craig's fifth outing as 007.

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The film is expected to be his last time playing the spy, having previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.