But what would he need to do to persuade Hollywood that he is up to replacing Daniel Craig as the next Bond?After he was spotted out with 'Spectre' director and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli last month, the bookmaker Coral suspended betting on him to be the next 007.), you won't - you can't - have missed the Tom Hiddleston hype.Last week, he was photographed stripped down to a pair of crisp white boxer shorts, the week before he was photographed embracing his new A-list girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
She said of the experience learning music as a child, "Diplomas were everything."And although there's always room for a last-minute outsider to swoop in, everyone out here thinks he's the man." Gone are the days when all you had to do to win one of the most desirable roles in show business was gamble with producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli (something Roger Moore once attributed his stint as 007 to).Impressing the wife is always a good plan (it was Cubby's wife Dana who persuaded her husband to give Sean Connery a go), as well as playing hard to get (Timothy Dalton turned down the role four times before finally giving in), but really you can't beat stimulating 007 Inc's tastebuds with footage of yourself in a similar detective/spy/action man role, looking great in a suit - just ask Pierce Brosnan, aka Remington Steele.When paparazzi pictures of Hiddleston embracing pop princess Taylor Swift appeared, people were anxious to know two things: how did it happen - and why on earth was the actor wearing a pair of 5 designer suede desert boots on the beach?While the second question remains a mystery, the first has since been clarified: the pair got together at the Met Gala in New York last month, where they had a dance-off and promptly fell in love.