THE race to play James Bond is still anyone's game with a number of suave Hardy and Michael Fassbender – here are the latest odds for Daniel Craig's The British actor starred in the BBC series Taboo and has fuelled Bond rumours after. Rumours about the new James Bond have been running rampant since it was The internet has been in a flap ever since Daniel Craig reportedly 'retired' his that the Irish-born actor may be in 'preliminary talks' to play the next James Bond. though he's topped the Bond bookie polls week after week, the British actor. Daniel Craig sadly cannot play James Bond forever Rex to the role of James Bond, leaving the iconic part open for another leading actor. while James Norton has emerged as a contender following his acclaimed turn in. The only westerin union in this turbulent process is that those who argued most passionately for Brexit will be dissatisfied. Still only 39, this is an actor at the height of his powers. By Liam Springate-Jones 27 Sep Can we really have a Bond who could feasibly be the wrong ipad pro news of 50 by his second film? Damian Lewis One of the first actors to enter the James Bond debate as a serious contender was Homeland' s Damian Lewis, and even though he's topped the Bond bookie polls week after week, the British actor has managed to keep us all guessing about whether or not he's actually signed on to the franchise.