Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy is being tipped to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond when the actor vacates the role after the next 007 film.
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This would make Murphy the second Irishman to play Bond, after Pierce Brosnan who played 007 for 7 years. If you’re keeping score Bond has also been played by a Scot, an Australian, a Welshman, and two English actors.
Everyone knows Murphy is a total badass in Peaky Blinders, check out some highlights below:
The only issue I can think of is that I would have got the James Bond villain vibe from Murphy rather than being Bond himself. I mean look at the guy’s face, isn’t this exactly the sort of guy Bond would have to kill to save the world:
Well looks like he’s playing the complete opposite of that, so fair play to him. I’m sure the Bond producers know what they’re doing.
His odds have even tumbled from 7/1 to 100/30 on Betway, as per Alan Alger:
Cillian Murphy is the latest name to be linked with the next James Bond role and with the new season of Peaky Blinders just around the corner, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see his current 100/30 shorten even more.
He’s stood as a quietly fancied 7/1 shot over the past few months but his odds have more than halved this morning and is now no bigger than 100/30.
That’s gotta suck for Idris Elba though, loads of people were ready for him to take on the role. Never mind, he’s been busy with his brand new show on Netflix.