Bond 22 henchman Anatole Taubman
Swiss actor Anatole Taubman has been cast as henchman in the yet untitled 22nd James Bond film. Taubman announced this today in Swiss TV show glanz & gloria on SF1: ‘James Bond – that’s like playing the Champions League. For a European actor, this is like a gold ticket. There’s nothing better. I’m very happy.’ He’s also looking forward to working with Marc Forster. ‘We got along very well during the casting and we have a lot in common.’ Taubman is not allowed to tell any specific details on his role as he was sworn to secrecy, but he confirmed that he has a personal trainer as the role is physically demanding. Reports indicate that it’s an important role with lots of action and dialogue scenes. Shooting for Taubman is reported to go from January until June at various locations.
Taubman was born in Zürich in 1971 from an Austrian mother and an East German father. He grew up in England and Switzerland and moved to New York at the age of 21 to study at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. He then returned to Europe where he played a number of roles in Swiss and German TV series and movies. He also played in a number of international productions, such as the 2008 release Taken starring Liam Neeson and Famke Jansen, Æon Flux (2005) and the mini series P.O.W. and Band of Brothers (both 2001). Taubman currently lives in Berlin with his girlfriend, with whom he has two daughters.
With the recent confirmation of Mathieu Amalric as the the villain last week and now this announcement, it looks like the casting of Bond 22 baddies is coming together. Keep watching CommanderBond.net for all the latest coverage and details on Daniel Craig’s upcoming 007 film.