>>33 I agree with you that as far as people in the business are concerned all three movies did great to show his range. But the normal movie-goer won't see a single one of this film, ISTL is bad movie, CP isn't good enough and HR will have a very limited distribution.
So to the general public he is still Loki. Did you see that AOL talk, when the old guy at the end says that he would like to see TH playing Prince Hal and Henry V? And the Hollow Crown was on PBS (I think).
TNM can do wonders about this, because the right has been sold all over the world, so if it's good it's going to help a lot.
I don't think he is hoping for Bond because you are right, vicious circle and very demanding.