Homeland star Damian Lewis is back in contention to become the next actor to portray James Bond, according to Ladbrokes.
Lewis, a former front runner and long-time favourite for the role, had been as big as 16/1 for the 007 gig on Thursday morning, but Bond backers have taken particular interest in the 45-year-old and Lewis now finds himself in the frame once again at 3/1.
Unfortunately for previous favourite Tom Hiddleston and his fans, the Night Manager star’s odds have drifted out to 6/1, with the bookies barely laying a penny on him since he started his very public romance with Taylor Swift.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Bond betting is as wide open as it’s ever been with five runners and riders at single figure odds.
“Movie bosses are keeping punters on their toes and it wouldn’t surprise us if we see a fair few more names thrown into the hat before the big reveal is finally made.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Actor to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond
Jack Huston – 2/1
James Norton – 9/4
Damian Lewis – 3/1
Aidan Turner – 7/2
Tom Hiddleston – 6/1
Idris Elba – 12/1
Tom Hardy – 12/1
Any female – 14/1
Michael Fassbender – 25/1
Jack O’Connell – 25/1
Bradley Cooper – 25/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.