The Prime Minister, who is a Doctor Who fan, said that she was looking forward to watching the BBC show’s Christmas Day episode when actress Jodie Whittaker is due to take over from Peter Capaldi to become the first woman to play Doctor Who.
“I do like watching Doctor Who at Christmas and I think this is a great move forward for girl power that there is going to be female Doctor Who, and one day there should be a female James Bond,” the Prime Minister said when asked about the two iconic screen heroes during her overseas trip this week.
Mrs May insisted she wanted to see a female 007 “one day” but had heard unconfirmed reports that James Naughton, the heart-throb star of Happy Valley and War And Peace, was being lined up for the role.
“I think I did I read the other day that James Naughton was being talked about as a possible James Bond,” she said.
“Sorry, there are rumours I think James Naughton did the interview in which he said he would quite like to.”
But Mrs May resisted an invitation to say which actor should be the next James Bond, ticking off journalists for asking a “leading question”.
“I don’t know who the other candidates might be,” she said.