Tom Hardy is reportedly being lined up to be the next James Bond.

The actor is top of the casting wish list according to the Daily Star with a source telling them, "Although Craig is signed up for the next two Bond films the search for his replacement is already on."

"Tom is right at the top of the wish list. He's been approached to gauge his interest and he's keen."

The source continued, "He's a respected actor with a great back catalogue of films but most importantly, he's the type of guy that all men want to be like and all women want to be with. He's perfect Bond material."

Hardy has previously expressed an interest in the role saying, "I'd love to play Bond, with Chris Nolan as director or something, it'd be awesome."