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Bodyguard to Bond? Richard Madden clear favourite for 007 role

| 27.04.2019

He’s defended the home secretary in Bodyguard and been declared King of the North in Game of Thrones, but now Richard Madden could be set for a stint in her majesty’s secret service.

That’s because the Scottish actor has been backed into 2/1 favourite to follow Daniel Craig from the small-screen to the silver screen as the next James Bond.

The star has been the subject of a flurry of bets from spy-loving punters who now rate his chances as better than those of Idris Elba and Tom Hiddlestone, who are available at 5/1 apiece.

Cillian Murphy and James Norton are next best at 6/1, with Any Female priced up at 12/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “All eyes are on who’ll replace Daniel Craig after the next film, and the latest odds suggest Richard Madden will be swapping Bodyguard for Bond in the near future.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

To replace Daniel Craig as James Bond

Richard Madden – 2/1

Idris Elba – 5/1

Tom Hiddleston – 5/1

Cillian Murphy – 6/1

James Norton – 6/1

Tom Hardy – 7/1

Damien Lewis – 10/1

Any Female – 12/1

Aidan Turner – 12/1

View the latest James Bond odds here.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.