Thursday, May 12, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hiddleston spotted in 'meeting with 007 director Sam Mendes'... fuelling speculation he's set to play James Bond

PUBLISHED: 09:11 EST, 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:23 EST, 12 May 2016

He won over even more fans with his performance as suave Jonathan Pine in TV hit The Night Manager.

And now it looks like Tom Hiddleston could be even closer to replacing Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond after he was spotted at the same venue as the franchise's film-maker.

A source told MailOnline how the actor was spotted at London's Soho House: Dean Street on Wednesday, with 007 director Sam Mendes.

Sam has helmed two Bond films in recent years, but also has non-007 interests, having recently announced he will direct and produce The Voyeur's Motel, adapted from Gay Talese's novel.

Tom, 35, has been one of the names in the frame to replace Daniel, who has played the suave MI6 agent since Casino Royale 10 years ago.

Although Daniel, 48, or producers haven't confirmed the actor has retired the role, there has been a flurry of speculation in recent months.

Last week, Tom played down the rumours, telling chat show host Graham Norton: 'The thing is the position isn't vacant as far as I am aware. No one has talked to me about it.

'I think the rumours have all come about because in the Night Manager I play a spy and people have made the link.'

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