The Next James Bond

With the looming prospect of Daniel Craig hanging up his Tom Ford tuxedo the nationwide debate regarding the next James Bond is heating up! Despite Daniel Craig still being the favourite amongst the producers, there has been no confirmation from the actor as to whether he wants to continue as 007. Whilst waiting on tenterhooks to hear the current Bond’s verdict we can’t help but takea look at the potential replacements, weighing up who is worthy of donning those Tom Ford Glasses and suits!

Tom Hiddleston

The English born actor was tipped to be amongst the mix of potential 007’s after an impressive portrayal of a spy in the television series The Night Manager. However, after maybe one too many PDA’s with well-known pop star Taylor Swift, it seems that he might be out of the running. His rather public love affair went against the natural air of mystery that any Bond man requires. He dropped to third favourite in the rankings as other contenders overtook him in the running.3

Idras Elba

Despite Stephen Spielberg wanting Idras Elba to be the first black 007, the Luther actor has played down the rumours, declaring himself to be too old for ‘cars, and ladies, and martinis’. However, despite being a terrific actor it seems that Elba is at a loss due to his well-known presence as an actor, it is likely that an outsider will bag the role.

Aiden Turner

The Irish actor has played a variety of roles including a dwarf in The Hobbit Tribology, a vampire in Being Human and is best known for his current role in the BBC drama series Poldark. As the nation’s current heartthrob it would be no surprise if British women were 100% behind Aiden Turner’s 007 campaign. However, bookies odds for Turner took a tumble when he signed up for another series of Poldark. Maybe the Irish actor won’t follow in the footsteps of fellow Irishman Pierce Brosnan after all.

Tom Hughes

This English theatre actor wasrumoured to have caught the eye of Barbara Broccoli, a James Bond producer. He has impressed in his roles as an MI5 operative in the BBC’s Cold War thriller, The Game and also his current role as Prince Albert in ITV drama Victoria. With a variety of well-played roles under his belt he can’t be doing things toobadly if he is impressing the Skyfall Producer Barbara Broccoli.3

Jamie Bell

The English actor and dancer is best known for his BAFTA winning leading role in Billy Elliot. Although Billy Elliot might be the role he is remembered for best, he has starred in a range of films. These include The Adventures of Tintin, Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of King Kong, Flags of Our Fathers and Clint Eastwood’s highly acclaimed World War II drama. Barbara Broccoli has been a rumoured fan of Jamie for a while now and it seems that his recent calibreof roles has not gone unnoticed. A source was quoted saying “Everyone remembers Jamie as the little boy in Billy Elliott, but he’s now bulked up and got some serious roles under his belt.” Could he make the transition from ballet to Bond?

Jack Huston

London born actor, Huston was born into an acting family. He has played roles in both Boardwalk Empire and Kill your Darlings but was dubbed one to watch after he played the part of Ben-Hur in Timur Bekmambetov’s remake. Listed as one of the bookies favourites, they clearly think he is worthy of the role, do you?

James Norton

This English actor is best known for his roles in ITV’s crime drama Grantchester, BBC drama Happy Valley and BBC adaptation of War and Peace. His acting CV appears impressive and he has even admitted that he’s happy to be swooned over in an interview with The Telegraph. If that’s the case, then he’s certainly in the running for the right role.

Although these actors have been the most talked about there are many other rumoured potentials. It seems that every possibility has been considered by the press or the public, so who knows, within this line up you could be looking at the future 007.The nation is filled with anticipation, eager for their questions to be answered … Who will get the next call up? Who will don the Tom Ford Sunglasses? Who will get the licence to kill?

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