Next James Bond: Here are the 20 actors who are favourite to become 007 according to latest odds - including Outlander Sam Heughan and Richard Madden
It’s one of the hottest roles in cinema – and a range of famous faces are currently in the frame to play the British spy.
The successful candidate will become the eighth actor to play Ian Fleming’s iconic character, following Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
There had been speculation that a woman could step into the role but the bookies’ favourites are all men, with ‘It’s a Sin’ actress Lydia West and ‘Gentleman Jack’ star Suranne Jones outsiders at odds of 33/1.
Betting news specialists VegasInsider.com, have monitored the odds data of more than 20 bookmakers, creating a percentage chance of who will be the next 007.
So, here are the actors most hotly tipped to don the tuxedo and enjoy a vodka martini, shaken not stirred.