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Tom Hiddleston fuels Bond speculation with extraordinary opportunity comment

The Night Manager

Story by Jack Foley

TOM Hiddleston has fuelled speculation surrounding his potential to become the next James Bond by describing such casting as “an extraordinary opportunity”.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the British actor confirmed that he was already a huge fan of the series and said he was aware of the odds surrounding him taking on the iconic role once Daniel Craig officially retires from playing 007.

He said: “Time magazine ran a poll and there were, like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie. But, yes, it’s nice to be included in the 100.

“I’m a huge fan of the series. We all went to see Spectre when we were shooting Skull Island in Hawaii. I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing. If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity.

“And I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly.”

According to some bookmakers, Hiddleston, who went to school at Eton followed by Cambridge University, is currently 10/1 to be the next actor to play the role, making him the sixth favourite behind Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Homeland’s Damian Lewis, Poldark’s Aidan Turner and Superman star Henry Cavill.

His current role, in BBC’s The Night Manager, has also enhanced his chances of getting the role, given the stylish – and some have commented 007-esque – way in which the series is shot… not to mention Hiddleston’s handling of playing a spy-style role.

He certainly has the brawn to match the suave good looks as well as that voice to die for.

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