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Idris Elba He’s the actor most frequently linked with Bond and by all indications the London-born star has long since grown sick of talking about it. Casting a black actor as 007 would be a gutsy move, and Elba’s certainly got the charisma for it, but given he’s already in his 40s he might be a bit too old once Craig vacates the role. 

26 actors who could be the next James Bond

Daniel Craig’s days as James Bond could be numbered. Who could take on the role of Ian Fleming’s gentleman spy next? Based on the bookies’ favourites (with a few humble suggestions of our own) here are the actors who we think could potentially be the 007th official Bond…