No Time To Die - North Yorkshire actor in running to be the next James Bond

A North Yorkshire actor is one of the favourites to replace Daniel Craig as 007 as the latest James Bond film is about to come out in cinemas.

By Louise Hollingsworth
Thursday, 30th September 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Friday, 1st October 2021, 3:36 pm
Daniel Craig attends the World Premiere of "NO TIME TO DIE" at the Royal Albert Hall (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Universal Pictures)

No Time To Die is the 25th film in the James Bond franchise and comes out today. The conversation is opening yet again about who could replace Daniel Craig to play the next James Bond.

In the running is North Yorkshire’s own James Norton, with odds of 3/1 on the William Hill website.

Norton grew up in Ampleforth, near Malton, where he went to Ampleforth College. He then carried out work experience at the Stephen Joseph Theatre at 15 before moving to London.

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James Norton at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2021 (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

He has gone on to have major roles in Happy Valley, Little Women, Grantchester and McMafia.

The top 10 names in the running on the William Hill site include Rege Jean Page (5/2), Tom Hardy (3/1), Luke Evans (6/1), Idris Elba (8/1), Henry Cavill (8/1), Suranne Jones (9/1), Lashana Lynch (10/1), Tom Hiddleston (12/1), Sam Heughan (12/1) and Jack Lowden (16/1).

Some other familiar names in the running on the William Hill site include David Beckham (1000/1), Piers Morgan (1000/1), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (1000/1) and Colin Firth (1000/1).