Idris Elba hints at James Bond gig with cheeky Daniel Craig selfie

7 January 2019, 17:20 | Updated: 8 January 2019, 09:46

Idris Elba
Idris Elba. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

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Idris Elba gave yet another hint that he could become the next James Bond with a brilliant selfie at last night's Golden Globe Awards (January 6).

The actor tweeted a photo of himself looking sheepish next to current 007 Daniel Craig, along with the caption "awks".

Who will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond?

Idris has teased fans about the possibility of becoming 007 before. Last year, he tweeted: "my name’s Elba, Idris Elba," along with a rather brooding photo.

The Luther star has been a leading favourite to replace Daniel Craig since 2014, after leaked Sony documents revealed that co-chair Amy Pascal put him forward as an ideal choice.

Other favourites to play Bond include Tom Hardy, Poldark’s Aidan Turner and Tom Hiddleston.

Richard Madden is also in the running, with the actor winning the Best TV Drama Actor prize at the Golden Globes last night.

Daniel Craig is expected to leave the the film franchise after the next film. Bond 25 is scheduled for release in 2020.