Richard Madden Well Backed For Bond William Hill have cut the price of Richard Madden being named as the next Bond from 6/1 to 4/1. “Winning a Golden Globe is a massive deal for Richard Madden as the only thing against him was perhaps a lack of gravitas, which he clearly now has,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. Next James Bond: 6/4 Tom Hiddleston, 7/4 James Norton, 4/1 Richard Madden, 5/1 Idris Elba, 6/1 Tom Hardy, 12/1 Cillian Murphy, 20/1 Aidan Turner, 20/1 Henry Cavill, 33/1 Bar
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Lincoln In The Bardo is the 11/8 favourite to win the Man Booker Prize with William Hill, however, it is relative outsiders Elmet (9/2) and Autumn (4/1) that have attracted the most bets.
The countdown to Christmas began in earnest on Thursday with the release of over 500 books all battling to be the festive bestseller and William Hill make Jamie Oliver at 3/1 the slight favourite, ahead of David Walliams at 7/2
With Daniel Craig confirming that he is dusting off his tuxedo and Licence to Kill, William Hill are offering 11/4 that Adele returns to sing the theme, although her odds have lengthened from 7/4 in recent days.
Christopher Nolan’s apparently “triumphant” movie Dunkirk, has been installed at 2/1 to win the Oscar for Best Picture with bookmakers William Hill.
Bookmakers William Hill have made Lubaina Himid their 6/4 favourite to win the Turner Prize after getting their first look at the shortlist. Hurvin Anderson is the 5/2 second favourite, with Rosalind Nashashibi 7/2 and Andrea Buttner the outsider at 4/1
William Hill can report that the price of Tom Hiddleston becoming the next James Bond has drifted dramatically after his Golden Globe speech and he is now 10/1 from 6/1. “We thought that Tom Hiddleston was on the shortlist but it looks like he has killed off any chance of getting his licence after a very un-James Bond speech,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Following the announcement of the winners at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony, William Hill now expect La La Land will win at least three of the four major Oscars this year with Best Director a near certainty at 1/6 with Best Picture just behind at 2/7.
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, being released this week and already garnering rave reviews, William Hill are offering 10/1 that it is nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars...
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is announced on Tuesday - Canadian author, Madeleine Thien, has been backed from 12/1 to 7/4 favourite.