PUBLISHED: 15:46, Thu, Nov 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:55, Thu, Nov 21, 2019
James Bond fans are as keen as ever to speculate about who could be the next 007 after No Time To Die, with the possibility of seeing a female get the part still a hotly-debated topic. As her reign in The Crown season three continues to dominate on Netflix, Olivia Colman has seen a surge in interest from punters.
According to Ladbrokes, her odds of getting the 007 job have been cut from 100-1 to 66-1.
This puts her equal with Emily Blunt as the female frontrunners.
By comparison, Homeland actor Rupert Friend is also currently priced at 66-1.
While there has been movement for Colman, the chances of a female Bond taking over from Daniel Craig are still slim, with bookies’ emphasis firmly on the men.
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James Bond 25: An actress has had her odds cut for the new 007 job (Image: GETTY • EON)
James Bond 25: Olivia Colman is the joint favourite woman to be the next Bond (Image: GETTY)
Coral have identified a clear favourite for the role in the form of Bodyguard star Richard Madden, who leads the pack and is odds-on at 1-2 following a surge of bets in recent days.
Madden currently tops the list above the likes of Tim Hiddleston (4-1), Idris Elba and James Norton (both 6-1).
A spokesperson for Coral said: “Richard Madden ticks all the right boxes when it comes to James Bond so it is easy to see why punter are rushing in to back him to be the next 007.
“With a second