Tom Hiddleston is not known for being subtle.
The British actor, who is making young women drool over him in The Night Manager, the six-part adaptation of John Le Carre's spy thriller, has expressed his desire to play the iconic spy character in no unambiguous terms. Although Tom Hardy and Idris Elba are tipped by bookmakers to be the next bond after Daniel Craig, Hiddleston almost threw his own name in the hat when he confessed to being a huge fan of the Bond series in an interview with The Sunday Times.
"I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing," he said, before adding that he watched Spectre as soon as it was released. "If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity. And I'm very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly."