Date: 16th November 2006

Craig to outlast Connery and Moore?

Bookies have slashed the odds on Daniel Craig becoming the longest serving James Bond.

William Hill cut the odds from 12/1 to 8/1 after a number of bets on Craig making six or more 007 films.

It follows strong reviews for the new Bond film, Casino Royale, which comes out this week.

"All the reviews suggest that Daniel Craig is the real deal and there must be a real chance that he can emulate Connery and Moore and star in at least seven Bond films," said Hills spokesman Rupert Adams.

Hill's full odds on how many Bond films Daniel Craig will make are: 16/1 One, 9/2 Two, 9/4 Three, 7/4 Four, 9/2 Five, 8/1 Six or more.

William Hills say they have also accepted a 100 bet on Dougray Scott being Craig's replacement at 12/1.

The odds on the next Bond are: 10/1 Hugh Jackman, 10/1 Dougray Scott, 12/1 David Tennant, 12/1 Henry Cavill, 12/1 Clive Owen, 14/1 Ewan McGregor, 16/1 Jude Law, 16/1 Greg Wise.

Source: Press Release