Who will be the next James Bond? Latest odds on Tom Hiddleston, James Norton, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy

Here's a look at the latest odds of who the next hunky man to take old the role might be.

Who will be the new James Bond?

Daniel Craig has played Bond in four films since 2006 – Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

He has confirmed he will be bowing out after he does one more film.

Here are the latest odds on which actor will take over as the next 007 as supplied by William Hill…

Idris Elba – 4/1

Idris Elba has been linked to James Bond since the rumour mill began, and it's easy to see why.

The 46-year-old Londoner has an impressive CV, appearing in the much-loved TV series Luther as well as big screen blockbusters The Jungle Book, Mandela and Bastille Day.

According to The Independent, Hollywood director Steven Spielberg threw his weight behind the claims, saying he would love to see Elba as the first "Bond of colour".

Tom Hardy – 7/1

Tom Hardy, 41, is no stranger to the big screen having appeared recently in Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, The Dark Knight Rises and Legend.

The British actor starred in the BBC series Taboo and has fuelled Bond rumours after refusing to comment on whether he would like to take over from Daniel Craig, for fear of jinxing his chance.

His odds were slashed when it was revealed that the have-a-go hero turned into a real life Bond and chased a motorbike thief through the streets of Richmond and made a citizen's arrest.

James Norton – 7/4

James Norton, 33, is best known for playing the lead role of Sidney Chambers in Grantchester.

His Hollywood credentials were launched with a role in the BBC's 2016 drama War and Peace, and have continued to grow with a lead role in 2017's Flatliners.

However, he has told people "not to bet on him" as he doubts he would get the role and continued to deny rumours he was in the running.

Richard Madden – 10/3

Richard Madden, 32, is best known for playing Robb Stark in the HBO series Game Of Thrones.

He is considered to be a serious contender for the role after impressing the film's executive producer Barbara Broccoli.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: "It’s seriously looking like he [Madden] is going to get the job.

"Not only is he on top of Barbara’s list, but she is preparing to offer the role."

Tom Hiddleston – 13/8

Tom Hiddleston, 37,  shot to fame when he starred in Thor alongside Chris Hemsworth as Loki.

Following an incredible performance in BBC's The Night Manager, many have queried whether he could be selected to be cast as the new spy.

When asked about the rumours on a panel in Philadelphia, he said: "I don’t think that announcement is coming, but I am very gratified to hear the enthusiasm. Your guess is as good as mine, to be honest."

Henry Cavill – 20/1

Henry Cavill, 35,  has previously admitted that he would "love" to be the next James Bond.

The British actor has played Superman since 2013 but it was reported in September 2018 that he was leaving the role.

He can certainly play a smooth operating spy, as proved when he took on the role of Napoleon Solo in Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Aidan Turner – 16/1

Aidan Turner, 35, is best known for playing Ross in the period drama Poldark.

He started his career on stage but soon found fame on the big screen after appearing in The Hobbit trilogy.

He took the lead in Bond odds in August 2016, and in 2018 he stepped out of the sea in an episode of Poldark which was compared to Daniel Craig's iconic Bond scene.

Who are the outsiders in the race to become James Bond?

After the front-runners, there are also some outsiders that are in the running to become Bond.

These famous names include:

  • Cillian Murphy – 12/1
  • Ewan McGregor – 33/1
  • Michael Fassbender – 33/1
  • Jack Huston – 40/1
  • Ben Barnes – 50/1
  • Daniel Kaluuya – 50/1
  • Jamie Dornan – 66/1
  • Jude Law – 66/1
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – 100/1
  • Christian Bale – 100/1
  • Orlando Bloom- 100/1
  • Chris Hemsworth – 100/1
  • David Beckham – 200/1

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