Could Gillian Anderson be the next James Bond?

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Gillian Anderson has indicated that she's up for starring as the first female James Bond.

Showbiz sites are buzzing about who will slip into 007´s tux following reports that Daniel Craig is vacating the role, and it seems Gillian fancies herself as a contender.

She has re-tweeted a mocked up Bond poster of herself as the secret agent with the hashtag #NextBond, declaring: "It's Bond. Jane Bond."

Male stars rumoured to be in the running for the coveted part include Idris Elba, Damian Lewis and Tom Hiddleston.

But plenty of fans are keen on X-Files star Gillian giving the role a feminine touch.