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Richard Madden Well Backed For Bond

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

Showbusiness Oscars / Film Awards

Oscars : A Star is Born Drifts – Momentum Builds For Bohemian Rhapsody

A Star is Born had a very disappointing night at the Golden Globes and as a result has drifted out to 5/2 to win the Best Picture Oscar. Rami Malek is now the 5/6 favourite to win the best Actor Oscar, with Bradley Cooper 11/4 and Lady Gaga is out to 7/2 to win Best Actress. “The Globes did not show much love for A Star Is Born and as a result the film and its stars are drifting in the Oscars betting,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. Best Picture Oscar: 6/4 Roma, 5/2 A Star Is Born, 3/1 Bohemian Rhapsody, 4/1 Green Book, 14/1 The favourite, 16/1 If Beale Street Could Talk, 20/1 Black Panther Best Actor: 5/6 Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), 11/8 Christian Bale (Vice), 11/4 Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), 10/1 Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), 12/1 Ryan Gosling (First Man), 14/1 Robert Redford (The Old Man and The Gun) Best Actress: 4/5 Glenn Close (The Wife), 2/1 Olivia Colman (The Favourite), 7/2 Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), 10/1 Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins), 12/ 1 Melissa McCarthy (can You Ever Forgive Me?), 16/1 Rosamund Pike (A Private War) Best Director: 1/4 Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), 5/1 Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), 8/1 Damien Chazelle (First Man), 12/1 Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), 14/1 Josie Rourke (Mary Queen Of Scots)

Politics By Rupert Adams

Bookies Bet That Theresa May Is Set For Resounding Defeat

The latest odds from William Hill suggest that Theresa May has not got a cat in hell’s chance of getting the Brexit bill through Parliament on January 15th and it is 1/7 that she loses the vote. Hills have set the spread at 237 votes (10/11 less than, 10/11 238 or more) well short of the 320 required to pass the bill. “There are only so many times that you can drag yourself off the canvas and things are looking bleak for Theresa May,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “The odds suggest she is going to fail by around eighty votes.” UK Parliament To Approve EU Withdrawal Agreement in January 2019: 1/7 No, 4/1 Yes January 15th Vote: 10/11 237 or less, 10/11 238 or more Withdrawal Agreement To Be Approved By UK Parliament Before 30/03/19: 4/11 No, 1/1 Yes 2/1 UK to revoke Article 50 before 29/03/19 UK to have second EU referendum before end of 2020?: 8/15 No, 11/8 Yes Year Theresa May Leaves Office As PM: 2/7 2019, 9/2 2020, 12/1 2021, 10/1 2022 or later