Daniel Craig endorsed the idea of a woman playing 007, while speaking at the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Photo: EPA-EFE/Warren Toda

Should a woman play James Bond? Yes, say two ex-007s; no, says executive producer Barbara Broccoli at Toronto Film Festival

  • Women in Bond films so far have either been love interests or femmes fatales (who are also love interests)
  • Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan have both supported women taking the lead role
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Daniel Craig endorsed the idea of a woman playing 007, while speaking at the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Photo: EPA-EFE/Warren Toda
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French actress Emmanuelle Seigner accepts the Venice Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Roman Polanski's movie An Officer and a Spy with the film’s producers Luca Barbareschi (right) and Alain Goldman. The prize represented a defeat for the #MeToo movement. Photo: EPA-EFE

Venice 2019: biggest losers of the film festival, from women directors to MeToo to true stories

  • World War II drama The Painted Bird, and some mediocre real-life dramas, were among the biggest losers, as was MeToo with wins for Polanski and Nate Parker
  • The focus on directors’ gender rather than the merits of their inclusion was annoying, one of the two women with films in competition said
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French actress Emmanuelle Seigner accepts the Venice Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Roman Polanski's movie An Officer and a Spy with the film’s producers Luca Barbareschi (right) and Alain Goldman. The prize represented a defeat for the #MeToo movement. Photo: EPA-EFE
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