Showbusiness Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Punters Going Kray For Hardy As Bond

With reviews not necessarily praising Tom Hardy’s latest outing, Legend, but certainly in favour of his performance, William Hill have trimmed the odds of him playing James Bond after Daniel Craig – making him the clear second favourite. Damian Lewis is the 5/2 favourite with Idris Elba 4/1.

“A lot of the chat surrounding the movie has been about Hardy’s performance and after portraying two British “legends” in one movie, it could be time for him to step up to the most iconic of roles,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Tom Hardy is 10/1 to win the Oscar for his role(s) in Legend.

Next James Bond after Daniel Craig: 5/2 Damian Lewis; 3/1 Tom Hardy; 4/1 Idris Elba; 5/1 David Oyelowo; 5/1 Henry Cavill; 7/1 Michael Fassbender; 12/1 Orlando Bloom; 14/1 Andrew Lincoln; 14/1 Dan Stevens; 14/1 Richard Armitage; 16/1 Jamie Dornan 18/1 Tom Hiddlestone; 20/1 BAR