Burnley-born star Lucien Laviscount gives update on James Bond rumours

Lucien Laviscount on Good Morning Britain
Lucien Laviscount on Good Morning Britain -Credit:ITV

It's an announcement that's been hotly anticipated for years - who will be the next James Bond?

Whilst certain actors are rumoured to become the new 007, one Lancastrian star has revealed whether he'd be open to the role. Lucien Laviscount spoke to Ranvir Singh and Ed Balls on Good Morning Britain, where the Emily in Paris star addressed the rumours.

Earlier this year, reports emerged the Burnley-born actor had become one of the favourites to take on the role from Daniel Craig. Ever since it was revealed there'd be a new James Bond, a number of actors have been named in the rumour mill.


Lucien hit headlines earlier this year as Bond boss Barbara Broccoli is "very taken" with him, the Mirror reports.

He said: “Listen, if the Bond phone call came in, you don’t turn that down. That would be something pretty special I’m sure. I think it’s one of the most iconic British roles and I'd love to be in the mix for that!”

Bond boss Barbara Broccoli is "very taken" with him
Bond boss Barbara Broccoli is "very taken" with him -Credit:ITV

The actor also confirmed his return to Emily in Paris for season four, describing when he got the call. Lucien said: “I was in New York at the time and I got a phone call from my manager saying ‘Lucien, get yourself on tape, Darren Star wants to see you for Emily in Paris!’ I was like right okay.

"Everything stopped, I dropped everything - my friend left the nail salon and she had tin foil on her nails. She came back, helped me do the tape, and the next day I was on a Zoom call with Lily and Darren.”

He added: “I came in for the second season so I was the new kid at school for sure. I had seen the success for the first season and I really enjoyed the first season as well, so to be able to come into it knowing the success came with a little bit of pressure as you hope it’s going to be as good as the first season. But three hours later after doing this zoom call with Darren, I was packing my bags and off to Paris…"

"It lives in this fantasy world of Paris and I love Paris," he continued. "I think it’s something that everybody needs, even if they don’t think they need it. I don’t think you can walk away from Emily in Paris feeling bad.”

Discussing how he thanks David Beckham for the start of his career, Lucien added: “I was 10 years old, out with my mum window shopping in Manchester and then got asked to audition for this modelling job and I just thought ‘Great, it’s a day off school’.

"I ended up getting the job which turned out to be with Marks and Spencer and David Beckham. I was a bit of a naughty kid I guess, confident kid, chatty and David was like ‘listen, you should get into acting’. He got his assistant to call an acting school in Manchester and that’s kind of how it all started.”