Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Tom Hiddleston has firmly thrown his hat in the ring for Bond


With Daniel Craig increasingly likely to hang up his holster as England’s least secretive secret agent – a rumour all but confirmed to ShortList by his pal Mark Strong – bookies' favourite Tom Hiddleston has given his biggest hint yet that he'd like to replace him.

Quizzed by The Sunday Times on what the actor makes of all the interest regarding reports of him replacing Craig, Hiddleston 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.”

Once done gushing over the series, Hiddleston then spoke of how he was seriously mindful of how demanding the role would be: “I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly.”

Hiddleston, who, much like the super sleuth, also boasts a prestigious education, having attended Eton and Cambridge University, would certainly seem a perfect fit for the role, bolstered by his already A-list appeal and the fact he looks good with a suit hanging off him.

In fact, in some quarters, Hiddleston’s latest role, that of a hotelier-turned-spy aiming to take down a murky arms dealer in the BBC’s glossy John le Carré adaptation The Night Manager, has even been seen as his unofficial Bond audition.

If there were any actor capable of ordering complex Martinis and writing off Aston Martins, it would be hard to argue against this one.

But who do you think should play the next 007? Let us know below.



EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Craig has quit as Bond, according to Mark Strong


Tom Hiddleston: one cool cat


A-list actors doing impressions of Star Wars characters is brilliant


There is only *one* good way to watch films - alone

Stop pretending like movies are a social occasion

by Gary Ogden
21 Aug 2017

This new Netflix documentary is quickly becoming a must-watch

It's like nothing you've ever seen before

by Tom Victor
18 Aug 2017

Seth Rogen spills 'Superbad' secrets to celebrate its 10th birthday

Wait... you changed your name to... McLovin?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

The best ever uses of songs in movies - as chosen by Reddit

What's your pick?

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

Samuel L Jackson: "If Donald Trump broke into my house, I'd shoot him"

We chat to the movie legend about hentai, yachting and killing the President

by Andrew Dickens
16 Aug 2017

Six possible posters for the upcoming Nigel Farage movie

How and why is this actually happening?

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

The 25 scariest movies on Netflix right now

Stream if you dare

15 Aug 2017

Ryan Reynolds reveals the best prank he's ever pulled

It's classic dad joke stuff

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Why 'Undisputed' is the best action movie franchise you've never seen

As an action fan, you owe it yourself to watch these movies

by Gary Ogden
11 Aug 2017

Watch the terrifying trailer for Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mother!'

It's the creepy new film from the director of Black Swan

by Gary Ogden
08 Aug 2017