Brit star is ‘tipped to become the next James Bond’ by bookies after flurry of bets are placed on him in 24 hours
A British actor has been tipped by bookies to become the next James Bond and replace Daniel Craig.
A huge number of people have suddenly been putting money on the actor becoming Bond in the last day. according to lead bookmaker Coral.
The man in question is said to have completed a screen test at Pinewood Studios with Bond boss Barbara Broccoli and impressed her and now, the odds of him stepping into the role have reached 2-1.
It’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
An insider told the Sun: ‘Aaron went for a screen test to be the next Bond in September and producers and Barbara loved him. He is now one of the front-runners.’
New role: A Brit star is ‘tipped to become the next James Bond’ by bookies after flurry of bets are placed on him in 24 hours (pictured – the last Bond, Daniel Craig)
Behind Aaron, 32, in the odds are James Norton at 5-2, Henry Cavill at 3-1 and Tom Hardy and Richard Madden at 7-1.
Coral’s John Hill said: ‘There has been a surge of support behind Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the last 24 hours in our next James Bond betting.
‘It’s clear that punters have made their minds up over who they think should replace Daniel Craig.’
Daniel had decided to bow out as Bond after starring in five films and since, tongues have been wagging about who will replace him.
Aaron rose to fame after starring in Nowhere Boy, a 2009 John Lennon biopic.
The star is now married to the director of the film, Sam Taylor-Johnson and shares Romy Hero, 10, and Wylda Rae, 12, with her.
Filmmaker Sam also has two older daughters – Angelica, 25, and Jessie, 16.
007? Aaron Taylor-Johnson is said to be ‘tipped to become the next James Bond’ after impressing film execs during a screen test
Loved up: Aaron and his wife Sam, 55, gave a rare insight into family life in September as they shared a sweet snap together… taken by their 10-year-old daughter Romy Hero
The couple tied the knot back in 2012 and welcomed their first child Wylda in 2010.
They had Romy two years later, while Sam has her two elder daughters from her 11-year marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling, which ended in 2008.
Sharing a loved up snap to celebrate ten years of marriage back in June, Sam dubbed her husband Aaron ‘father to all 4 girls.’
’10 glorious years. My incredible husband, father to all 4 girls. I love you, I love you, I love you. love conquers all,’ she wrote.
Family: The pair, who have a 23 year age gap, are parents to Romy Hero, 10, 12-year-old Wylda Rae, while filmmaker Sam has two older daughters – Angelica, 25; and Jessie, 16 (pictured with Angelica and Jessie in 2011)