James Norton channels James Bond as he takes on pre-Bafta dinner amid 007 rumours

James Norton, Andrew Scott, and Jeremy Irvine

Iconic (Pictures: Getty)

Bafta season is upon us, which means celebs can’t resist giving us their best James Bond in a suave tuxedo.

James Norton, we’re looking at you.

And it’s made all the more intriguing by those rumours about him potentially taking on the 007 role after Daniel Craig’s exit.

Is he giving us a sneaky hint? He might just making sure he looks his best for the event, but we can dream.

The Happy Valley actor looked completely suave as he posed at the Dunhill and Dylan Jones Pre BAFTA dinner, alongside the likes of Great Expectations’ Jeremy Irvine and Fleabag’s Andrew Scott.

The Tudors actress Joely Richardson looked absolutely stunning in a floor-length red gown, while Cressida Bonas, who recently starred in true crime series White House Farm, rocked a black sequinned number.

Jeremy Irvine, James Norton and Andrew Scott

(L to R) Jeremy, James and Andrew rocked the tuxes (Picture: Getty Images for dunhill)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Joely Richardson attends the dunhill & Dylan Jones Pre-BAFTA dinner at dunhill Bourdon House on January 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for dunhill)

Joely Richardson looked absolutely stunning (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

Reggie Yates looked like a natural as he posed away, rocking a blue jacket for the event.

James has been surrounded by rumours about him potentially playing James Bond after Daniel Craig’s exit as the iconic spy following the upcoming movie No Time To Die.

It’s claimed that James has been liaising with 007 producers and is a front-runner to replace Daniel when his tenure comes to an end. And it certainly wouldn’t be a bad choice to make.

A source told The Sun: ‘Numerous meetings and secret squirrel script readings were had at the back end of last year. ‘James has always been in the frame but until four months ago, there were no concrete moves.’

Stanley Tucci and CEO of Dunhill Andrew Maag

Stanley Tucci’s still got it (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

Cressida Bonas

Cressida Bonas rocked a black, sequinned number (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

The insider claimed that James ‘ticks all the boxes’ for the casting team as he’s ‘tall, strapping, physically fit and, of course, looks great in a dinner jacket’.

Well, that’s definitely been proven.

After a reportedly successful run of meetings, James is said to have ‘celebrated’ with friends over New Year’s, despite the fact that a decision is yet to be made.

‘Everyone is hoping to get the deal confirmed and signed off, with an announcement in the summer,’ the source added.

We’ll have our Martinis at the ready.

Bafta 2020 nominations

Best film

1917 – Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren
The Irishman – Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Joker – Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae

Outstanding British film

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Bait – Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite
For Sama – Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Hall
Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
The Two Popes – Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, Anthony McCarten

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Bait – Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers)
For Sama – Waad al-Kateab (Director/Producer), Edward Watts (Director)
Maiden – Alex Holmes (Director)
Only You – Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director)
Retablo – Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director)*

Film not in the English language

The Farewell – Lulu Wang, Daniele Melia
For Sama – Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Pain And Glory – Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho
Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur


American Factory – Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Apollo 11 – Todd Douglas Miller
Diego Maradona – Asif Kapadia
For Sama – Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
The Great Hack – Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim

Animated film

Frozen 2 – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho
Klaus – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Will Becher, Richard Phelan, Paul Kewley
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen


1917 – Sam Mendes
The Irishman – Martin Scorsese
Joker – Todd Phillips
Once Apon A Time In Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

Original screenplay

Booksmart – Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
Knives out – Rian Johnson
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Han Jin Won, bong Joon-ho

Adapted screenplay

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Leading actress

Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy

Leading actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Supporting actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
Margot Robbie – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Supporting actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Original score

1917 – Thomas Newman
Jojo Rabbit – Michael Giacchino
Joker – Hildur Guđnadóttir
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – John Williams


Joker – Shayna Markowitz
Marriage Story – Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – Victoria Thomas
The Personal History of David Copperfield – Sarah Crowe
The Two Popes – Nina Gold


1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
Le mans ’66 – Phedon Papamichael
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke


The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles
Joker – Jeff Groth
Le mans ’66 – Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood – Fred Raskin

Production design

1917 – Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
The Irishman – Bob shaw, Regina graves
Jojo Rabbit – Ra vincent, Nora Sopková
Joker – Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Costume design

The Irishman – Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C Rubeo
Judy – Jany Temime
Little Women – Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – Arianne Phillips

Makeup & hair

1917 – Naomi Donne
Bombshell – Vivian baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan
Joker – Kay Georgiou, Nicki Ledermann
Judy – Jeremy Woodhead
Rocketman – Lizzie Yianni Georgiou


1917 – Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
Joker – Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
Le mans ’66 – David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A Morrow, Donald Sylvester
Rocketman – Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special visual effects

1917 – Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame – Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
The Irishman – Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
The Lion King – Andrew R Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

British short animation

Grandad Was A Romantic – Maryam Mohajer
In Her Boots – Kathrin Steinbacher
The Magic Boat – Naaman Azhari, Lilia laurel

British short film

Azaar – Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
Kamali – Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl) – Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
The Trap – Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

EE rising star award (voted for by the public)

Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr
Micheal Ward

*also written by héctor gálvez

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