It is said that Richard Madden is close to being offered the role of James Bond.
It is said that the 32-year-old actor impressed the Bond bosses with his performance on the BBC drama series, Bodyguard, and is now being seen to replace Daniel Craig as 007.
One source told The Mail on Sunday: "It looks like he's going to get the job."
Barbara Broccoli, the executive producer of Eon Productions, will have the final word on who will become the next Bond and reportedly was impressed by her turn in the hit BBC series.
The insider added: "Not only is he at the top of Barbara's list, but she is preparing to offer the role."
Daniel Craig is currently filming his fifth Bond movie, after which he will leave the franchise.
Madden played Sergeant David Budd, who was entrusted with the task of protecting the house secretary, in the series, which drew viewers to the end unbearably tense.
Born in Scotland, he began acting at the age of 11 and appeared in many theatrical productions before landing the lead role in the BBC series Hope Springs in 2009. The following year he starred in Chatroom before playing the role by which Now it is better known. as Robb Stark in HBO Game of Thrones.
He has also appeared on Sirence on Channel 4 and Birdsong on the BBC and played with Prince Kit at Disney's Cinderella. Fans will also have seen it on the television series Medici: Masters of Florence and Netflix Ibiza, as well as in the 2014 Klondike series.
In 2016 he starred with Idris Elba on Bastille Day. Elba is one of the many other well-known actors, including Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Dornan and Tom Hardy, who have been linked to the role of Bond in recent years.
However, Idris said earlier this year that the world is not ready for a black bonus.
The actor born in London explained: "I think that in England we have reached that stage. [of having a black James Bond] because culturally we are something more diverse but the rest of the world is not like that and I think there is a real stigma.
"It's like, 'Oh, he's black, can he do it because he's black?'
Idris also rejected claims that people would be more willing to change due to recent historical moments, as Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States.
He explained: "Obama can be president because he's a very smart man and I'm sure he had the same feelings as:" Well, I'm not the first black president, I'm Obama. I'm the first Obama. "
"So, for me, you know I do not like to do a big part of the issue, the point is that it's a great rumor, if it ever happened, I think it would be the will of a nation."
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