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Tom Hughes is the latest 'next Bond' actor touted by the tabloids

01-Sep-2016 • Actor News

They say a week is a long time in politics, but it's an eternity in the land of Bond rumours. 

Earlier this week, the Daily Mirror were touting Chris Hemsworth as the most likely candidate to take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig. Today, they have shifted focus again, perhaps in the hope that even a stopped watch is correct twice a day.

Tom Hughes is the latest name to be added to an increasingly long roll call of 30 or 40 something actors.

The report claims that the "actor is said to have caught the eye of Barbara Broccoli when he played an MI5 operative in the BBC Cold War thriller The Game."

A 'source' said: “Barbara [Broccoli] has told those around her how impressed she was with Tom in The Game. She thinks he is very talented and has been looking at all his shows to see if he is up for the role.”

Last year, Tom told how he would love to take over from Daniel Craig when he steps down as Bond. "Would I like to be James Bond? There’s not many people who wouldn’t want to be James Bond. If someone sits me down and offers me James Bond one day, it’d be an incredible day. I would strongly consider that. No one’s asked me to play it yet, but I’d love them to ask.”

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