While promoting his upcoming film Rocketman, the 32-year-old actor claimed that the rumour that he could be the next James Bond are simply after-effect of his role as Sergeant David Budd in the hit television series Bodyguard.
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Madden said, "It's all just noise. By March, there will be another British TV show with another young male actor, and then he'll be the next James Bond for the following two months."
The widely acclaimed BBC thriller led Madden to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Following this success, he is now playing Elton John’s former lover John Reid in Rocketman.
The film tells the story of Elton John's rise to the top and his eventual partnership with Bernie Taupin, who he collaborated with to produce the 1972 hit song Rocketman.