Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

Hardy Odds Cut For Bond As He ‘Expresses Interest’

As Tom Hardy cryptically expressed his interest in taking over from Daniel Craig, William Hill have cut his odds of being the next James Bond from 10/3 to 2/1 making him second favourite behind James Norton at 7/4. Aidan Turner is the 5/2 third favourite.


“By not expressly saying that he wants the role, Hardy appears to have thrown his hat into the ring and an actor of his standing and quality would only benefit the Bond brand,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We had no option but to cut his odds of bagging the role.”


Next James Bond after Daniel Craig: 7/4 James Norton; 2/1 Tom Hardy; 5/2 Aidan Turner; 6/1 Jack Huston; 8/1 Henry Cavill; 9/1 Idris Elba; 16/1 Theo James; 20/1 BAR