Paddy Power have slashed the odds on James Norton succeeding Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, after a stream of bets on the War & Peace star overnight.
The succession of punts on the Grantchester actor saw his odds tumble from 7/1 on Tuesday to 2/1 this morning – with Norton now the clear favourite for the role.
Asked about the Norton news spokesman Paddy Power said: “The world is Nort enough for James Norton, clearly, but it would be his 007ster if he lands this gig.
“Already adept at making both War & Peace, and doing a bit of sleuthing albeit as a vicar, from previous roles, we think his CV makes him The Man With The Golden Gun for Bond producers.”
2/1 James Norton
4/1 Tom Hardy
9/2 Jack Huston
7/1 Idris Elba
7/1 Aidan Turner
10/1 Tom Hiddleston
12/1 Michael Fassbender
12/1 Jamie Bell
Paddy Power’s full Next Bond market can be found here.