Tom Hiddleston Wants James Bond Rumours To Stop, But Judi Dench Is Backing Him

'I want to just make it stop because I have no power over it.'

Tom Hiddleston has spoken out about rumours he's set to become the next James Bond, and its not looking good for those hoping for him to take over from Daniel Craig.

The 'Night Manager' star has said he wants reports claiming he's in the running the role as 007 "to stop", as he has not had any conversations with film bosses about it.

<strong>Tom Hiddleston</strong>
Tom Hiddleston
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Rumours have been rife that Daniel will not return for a fifth outing as the British spy, after he said he’d “rather slash his wrists” than play him again.

And while Tom hasn't been approached about taking over, he already has the backing of one of the film's long-running stars.

<strong>Judi Dench has backed Tom Hiddleston to take over from Daniel Craig</strong>
Judi Dench has backed Tom Hiddleston to take over from Daniel Craig
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Judi Dench, who played M until 2012's 'Spectre', has revealed that she "would have thought" he would make a great Bond.

"I was there for Pierce's first day and Daniel's first day - and you see the whites of their eyes," she told the BBC. "It's a huge mantle to take on but you're very well looked after."

Other actors who have been linked to the part include Aiden Turner, Idris Elba and Henry Cavill.

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