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Take a good look at James Norton, he could likely be your next James Bond

War & Peace star James Norton has rapidly emerged as the favourite to play the next James Bond, overtaking Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner.

hollywood Updated: Jul 07, 2016 12:57 IST
While Norton may not be the biggest name in the running and his few film credits include Mr Turner and An Education, as well as a number of TV roles in War & Peace and Happy Valley.
While Norton may not be the biggest name in the running and his few film credits include Mr Turner and An Education, as well as a number of TV roles in War & Peace and Happy Valley.

War & Peace star James Norton has rapidly emerged as the favourite to play the next James Bond, overtaking Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner.

The 30-year-old actor is now considered as the overwhelming favourite to land the coveted licence to kill now that Daniel Craig has reportedly quit the role after four movies, reported Daily Mirror.

Read: Daniel Craig turns down £68m James Bond deal, won’t play 007 again

Poldark star Turner had recently risen to the top of many bookies’ lists, but the BBC announced on Wednesday that he was on board for a third series of the historical drama, effectively removing him from the running.

While Norton may not be the biggest name in the running and his few film credits include Mr Turner and An Education, as well as a number of TV roles in War & Peace and Happy Valley.

Read: Has Jamie Bell met the James Bond producers to replace Daniel Craig?

Reportedly, Hiddleston, who is in the news a lot over the last couple of weeks for dating Taylor Swift, has ruined his chances of landing the role of 007 by dating the American pop star.

Read: Tom Hiddleston becoming James Bond so likely, betting has been suspended

Idris Elba’s odds also appear to be lengthening, even though he has been touted as Craig’s replacement for nearly a year.

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