John Bradley is no stranger to big-budget productions and fight scenes like James Bond having starred as Samwell Tarley in Game of Thrones. Originally from Wythenshawe, John has had three films out this year already, including “The Return of the Railway Children” and “Moonfall.” (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)John Bradley is no stranger to big-budget productions and fight scenes like James Bond having starred as Samwell Tarley in Game of Thrones. Originally from Wythenshawe, John has had three films out this year already, including “The Return of the Railway Children” and “Moonfall.” (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
John Bradley is no stranger to big-budget productions and fight scenes like James Bond having starred as Samwell Tarley in Game of Thrones. Originally from Wythenshawe, John has had three films out this year already, including “The Return of the Railway Children” and “Moonfall.” (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Eight Manchester actors who could play the next James Bond from Benedict Wong to Harry Styles

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With Chester-born Daniel Craig stepping aside, we look at other local actors who could fill 007’s shiny shoe

Daniel Craig has said goodbye to the role of James Bond for good and there is constant speculation as to who will take his place.

He joins a long line of world-class actors who have played the secret agent, including Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, London-born Roger Moore and Scotland’s Sean Connery.

But Daniel Craig, who was born in Chester, is the only actor from the North West to have played 007 so far.

Casting directors, if you’re reading, here are the other local actors we think could do the job - from serious contenders to other who might bring a bit more fun to the role. Let us know what you think at our Facebook page.

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