AIDAN Turner is one of the hottest prospects in line to take over the reigns as the next James Bond.
The 32-year-old Dubliner – who stars in the BBC’s BAFTA-nominated drama Poldark – has been tipped to succeed Daniel Craig as the famous 007 agent.
Also in the running to follow in the footsteps of former Irish Bond Pierce Brosnan are fellow countrymen Colin Morgan and Michael Fassbender.
Further contenders hoping to don the iconic black tuxedo and bow tie include: Idris Elba (Luther), Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Tom Hiddleston (Avengers).
Legend actor Tom Hardy – whose mother is Irish – is also one of the frontrunners for the iconic spy role.
It is understood that Craig chose to step down from the Bond role after four films to focus on his part in a new US television series.
Bookies Paddy Power currently offer the following odds on who will take over as the next James Bond:
Tom Hiddleston 2/1
Tom Hardy 9/4
Idris Elba 5/1
Damian Lewis 7/1
Aidan Turner 8/1
Henry Cavill 14/1
Michael Fassbender 20/1
Richard Armitage 25/1
Sam Riley 25/1
Orlando Bloom 25/1