The name’s Madden, Richard Madden, and 007 fans will definitely feel shaken and stirred after seeing this shot.
The Scottish actor, 32, was hotly tipped to be the next James Bond after his gritty but sexy performance in BBC hit Bodyguard.
And posing in a tuxedo with a classic motor for GQ magazine looks like a rather unsubtle invitation for Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to hand him the licence to thrill.
But downplaying his chances of replacing current 007 Daniel Craig, Richard said: "I’m flattered to be mentioned.
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(Image: GQ Magazine)
"This is what happens with all these shows, like Tom Hiddleston after The Night Manager. I don’t want to curse anything by saying anything."
Asked if he would consider the role, he said: "Yeah. I love the movies.
"I’ve read all the books."
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He received rave reviews for the BBC show Bodyguard
And in case he had still not got Barbara’s attention, he pointed out his work ethic, saying: "I finished Bodyguard and didn’t want to act again. It had taken so much out of me physically, mentally and personally. It was relentless."
So, a dedicated actor who is a hit with the ladies, stays cool under pressure and has a tux.
But crucially, how does he take a vodka martini?
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