Months have passed since No Time To Die hit cinemas with Daniel Craig’s explosive exit from the 007 film franchise. As the back catalogue returns to cinemas to celebrate 60 years of James Bond movies, fans are wondering who will be the next to take up the Licence to Kill. Among the favourites, there are now a couple of Downton Abbey actors who have been given odds by the bookies.
The Salford-born Rob is also a model who won Sexist Male twice at the British Soap Awards.
Just a bit ahead of him in the next Bond odds is fellow Downton Abbey star Allen Leech on 50-1, who plays Branson in the period drama.
Right at the front of the pack are Regé-Jean Page on 7-1, Henry Cavill on 7-2 and Michael Fassbender on 5-1.
All this should be taken with a pinch of salt, but you never know who the Bond producers will audition. Fans can check out Rob and Allen in Downton Abbey: A New Era, which hits UK cinemas on April 29, 2022.