David Oyelowo is the new James Bond

“I am officially the only person on planet Earth who can legitimately say ‘I am the new James Bond’…"

LAMDA grad David Oyelowo has been chosen to narrate the audio version of Antony Horowitz's new novel, Trigger Mortis, due to be published on 8 September.

Horowitz, whose audiobook will be released alongside the novel on 8 September, said “What an honour to have an actor as talented as David to read my take on Bond. He has a brilliant voice and talent for bringing out the nuances of dialogue and characters.”

This is the latest in a string of successes for David, who has gone from playing the first black English King at the RSC to playing Martin Luther King in Selma.