- James Norton has acted in Mr Turner and An Education
- Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner are also in the running for the role
- Reportedly, Tom Hiddleston has lost his chances by dating Taylor Swift
The 30-year-old actor is now considered as the overwhelming favourite to land the coveted licence to kill now that Daniel Craig has quit the role after four movies, reported Daily Mirror
Poldark star Aidan had recently risen to the top of many bookies’ lists, but the BBC announced on Wednesday that he was on board for a third series of the historical drama, effectively removing him from the running.
While James may not be the biggest name in the running and his few film credits include Mr Turner and An Education, as well as a number of TV roles in War & Peace and Happy Valley.
Reportedly, Tom, who is in the news a lot over the last couple of weeks for dating Taylor Swift, has ruined his chances of landing the role of 007 by dating the American pop star.
Idris Elba’s odds also appear to be lengthening, even though he has been touted as Daniel’s replacement for nearly a year.
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