Next James Bond: The hot and overlooked contenders with high odds to replace Daniel Craig

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    Over the years there have been huge names linked to next James Bond casting from Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson to Liam Neeson. And when the 007 producers set about looking for their next star to follow Pierce Brosnan, there was a lot of attention on actors like Clive Owen. But much to everyone’s shock, Barbara Broccoli picked little-known Layer Cake star, Daniel Craig. Now his time as Ian Fleming’s spy has come to an end in No Time To Die, names of older and established A-listers like Tom Hardy and Idris Elba are being thrown around and yet what if it’s an actor that nobody is talking about right now who should be our focus? Here are some hot next Bond contenders who might actually be worth a bet considering the odds.

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    Matthew Goode and Jack Huston

    Matthew Goode (43) 50-1 to 200-1

    The star of Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey and most recently The King’s Man would certainly be posh enough to play Bond.

    Jack Huston (39) 50-1 to 150-1

    Best-known for Boardwalk Empire and American Hustle, he’s currently in House of Gucci.

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    Connor Swindells and Jack O’Connell

    Connor Swindells and Jack O’Connell

    Connor Swindells (25) 100-1

    The Sex Education star who played Robert Martin in Anya Taylor-Joy’s Emma.

    Jack O’Connell (31) 33-1 to 100-1

    Having kicked off his career with This Is England and Skins, this BAFTA Rising Star Award winner was recently in Olivia Cooke’s Little Fish.

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    Tom Bateman and John Boyega

    Tom Bateman and John Boyega

    Tom Bateman (32) 33-1 to 100-1

    Daisy Ridley’s partner, best-known for Da Vinci’s Demons and Murder on the Orient Express will reprise his role of Bouc in the latter for Death on the Nile.

    John Boyega (29) 40-1 to 100-1

    The Star Wars sequels lead who is also the winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

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    Dan Stevens and Jack Lowden

    Dan Stevens and Jack Lowden

    Dan Stevens (39) 20-1 to 33-1

    The Downton Abbey star who went on to play the title role in Beauty and the Beast.

    Jack Lowden (31) 18-1 to 33-1

    Star of Dunkirk, Mary Queen of Scots, Fighting with My Family and Capone.

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    Callum Turner, Ben Hardy and Luke Pasqualino

    Callum Turner, Ben Hardy and Luke Pasqualino

    Callum Turner (31) 16-1 to 33-1

    Best-known for playing Theseus Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts movies

    Ben Hardy (31) 25-1

    He played Archangel in X-Men: Apocalypse and Queen drummer Roger Taylor in Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Luke Pasqualino (31) 25-1

    Another former Skins star who played D’Artagnan in The Musketeers and guest-starred in Death in Paradise.

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    Published at Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:24:00 +0000

    Next James Bond: The hot and overlooked contenders with high odds to replace Daniel Craig

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