Just a few days ago, Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page was 40-1 to be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig. The 31-year-old British-Zimbabwean then saw his odds slashed down to 16-1 and now he’s closing in on the three frontrunners Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and James Norton. According to Ladbrokes, the Duke of Hastings star is now 5-1 to take up the Licence to Kill after No Time To Die.
Page has leapfrogged over the likes of Cillian Murphy, Jack Lowden, Richard Madden and Sam Heughan.
And he’s now just behind Idris Elba on 7-2, James Norton on 7-4 and favourite Tom Hardy on 6-4.
A spokesman for the bookies said: “We’ve seen plenty of interest in Rege-Jean Page off the back of Bridgerton’s success.
“And we wouldn’t be surprised to see…