No Time To Die: TV's Luke Evans wants James Bond job

The actor, 42, has thrown his name into the ring to play 007 once Daniel Craig ends his run after filming the next movie No Time To Die. Luke, who would be the second Welsh Bond after Timothy Dalton, said: “It’s a phenomenal job, a phenomenal franchise, an incredible role. But it’s a daunting task for any actor after Daniel Craig. “No one knows what’s happening. It’s a very secretive process and it’s a wonderful role. I would jump at the chance, as would many actors in my position, so we shall see. I wish whoever gets it the best of luck.”

Research reveals the real-life James Bond may have been Welsh.

In 2018, a Pontypridd-born grandad was found to be a spy called James Bond who served under 007 author Ian Fleming during the war.

His family made the discovery through Second World War papers. It showed that former metal worker James worked on missions under Fleming before he was an author. James died aged 89 in 1995 without ever revealing his spy past to his family.

There has been rampant speculation about who will be the next 007.

Rege-Jean Page, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, James Norton and Richard Madden are also in the running.