Norfolk actor hot favourite to be new James Bond

Jack Huston was born in King's Lynn and descended from aristocracy. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Jack Huston was born in King's Lynn and descended from aristocracy. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP - Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Playing James Bond is one of the most talked about film roles in the world and now an actor from Norfolk is in the running to become the new 007.

Jack Huston, who was born in King's Lynn, is one of the front runners to succeed Daniel Craig who had reportedly told film bosses that Spectre was his fourth and final Bond movie.

The 33-year-old is third favourite with the bookmakers to play the lothario at 3/1 with Aidan Turner and James Norton leading the race with fans.

Huston is currently promoting his latest film, a remake of the classic Ben-Hur, where he stars alongside Morgan Freeman. And in a recent interview on the promotional tour he dismissed the growing rumours that he is in contention to become the new Bond.

He said: 'That is exactly what they are purely rumours. I have not had a single conversation about this.'

The son of Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley and Walter Anthony Huston, he was born in King's Lynn in 1982 and went on to study at Hurtwood House in Surrey.

His first major film role came in 2006 when he appeared alongside Sienna Miller in the biopic Factory Girl. He later went on to have roles in Twilight, Outlander and Shrink before appearing in 41 episodes of the hit American television series Boardwalk Empire.

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More recently he appeared in the Oscar award winning American Hustle and alongside Downton Abbey star Lily James in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

It has not been announced yet when the next James Bond film, the 25th in the series, will start production or what part of Ian Fleming's work will be depicted.

Its predecessor Spectre was the most expensive Bond movie ever made with a budget of $245million with it winning best original song at the Oscars for Sam Smith's hit 'Writing on the Wall'.

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