James Norton became truly huge in 2016 when he took part in War and Peace, Happy Valley, and Grantchester. His role in these three movies are responsible for making him the highly sought after actor that he is today. In as much as the big break that Norton had in 2016 plays a huge role in making him one of the prospective successors of Daniel Craig, the fact that his is Cambridge educated also gives him an edge. According to Diane Keaton, a Hollywood Veteran, “Norton would be an idea replacement for Daniel Craig because He’s got everything that you need. First of all he’s extremely attractive, very smart, he’s well educated, and he’s a fantastic actor. And he’s sexy, right/ I’m not wrong, I mean women are gonna love him.”
James Norton is just 32 years old. The implication of this is; he has lots of years ahead of him and will be able to go on with the James Bond franchise for many more years.
Although James Norton is considered to have a lot of the qualities that are needed to fill the role of James Bond, there are still doubts about his ability to transition from being a big TV star to becoming a global figure. As it stands, Norton is yet to prove to the world that he has what it takes to be a blockbuster figure. This, therefore, will be a big impediment to him becoming a replacement for Daniel Craig.