Our outdoor screening of From Russia with Love this Sunday has prompted all sorts of feelings, James Bond feelings. So, we’ve listed out all the actors who have played 007 on the big screen with our thoughts on what makes them good and/or so, so bad. Grab a martini, read the list and let the debate begin! Oh, and be at 50 Kent at 5pm for our FREE screening event that starts with Morricone Youth and ends with Bond!

Disclaimer: our list is on feature film Bonds and excludes stuntmen, television and radio programs as well as spoofs. But if you want to get really specific, this is the website for you. 


SEAN CONNERY (1962 – 1967, 1971, 1981)
Dr. NoFrom Russia with LoveGoldfingerThunderballYou Only Live Twice, and Diamonds Are ForeverNever Say Never Again

Pro: He’s Sean Connery (sexy).
Con: He’s Sean Connery (a little sexist).


ROGER MOORE (1964, 1973 – 1985)
Mainly MillicentLive and Let DieThe Man with the Golden GunThe Spy Who Loved MeMoonrakerFor Your Eyes OnlyOctopussy and A View to a Kill

Pro: Star of some of best Bond films including Octopussy (where the ladies look straight outta Hustler Magazine) with Marcello! Mastroiani.  
Con: Propensity for English goofballery.

bond-GeorgeLazenbyGEORGE LAZENBY (1969)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Pro: He wore the purple and lacy cravat outfit that inspired millions of youth…or just Mike Myers. Plus, he’s pretty dreamy.
Con: A rich dude poolside tan.

bond-timothydaltonTIMOTHY DALTON (1987-1989)
The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill

Pro: A most sincere and insightful Bond.
Con: Kind of a brute, when you boil it down. A cynical Bond for cynical times.

piercebrosnan-bondPIERCE BROSNAN (1995-2002)
GoldeneyeTomorrow Never DiesThe World is Not Enough and Die Another Day

Pro: He has nice hair.
Con: It’s like he was grown in a laboratory to be the perfect James Bond in some horrible experiment gone wrong. He’s got the looks and the mannerisms but no heart and no brain. 

DANIEL CRAIG (2006 – 2012)

Casino RoyaleQuantum of SolaceSkyfall

Pro: He’s really a great Bond for the new millennium: brooding and tough but not quite so dismissive on his female counterparts.
Con: Actually maybe a little too hung up on Bond’s list of Cons.