Since its first film 53 years ago, James Bond has featured its fair share of hunks in trunks and foxes in tuxes.
1. Sean Connery, 1962-1971
Dr No (1962); From Russia With Love (1963); Goldfinger (1964); Thunderball (1965); You Only Live Twice (1967); Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Honey Ryder; Sylvia Trench; Pussy Galore; Kissy Suzuki; Plenty O’Toole
The first James Bond was in real life married to actress Diane Cliento from 1962 to 1973, with whom he had a son, actor Jason. Since 1975, been married to Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune.
A Bridge Too Far; Time Bandits; Highlander; The Name Of The Rose; The Untouchables; Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade; The Hunt For Red October; Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves; The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2. George Lazenby, 1969
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Comtesse Teresa di Vicenzo; Ruby Bartlett
Married to Christina Gannett from 1971 to 1995, and to former tennis star Pam Shriver from 2002 until 2008.
The Emmanuelle films; The Return Of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
3. Roger Moore, 1973-1985
Live And Let Die (1973); The Man With The Golden Gun (1974); The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); Moonraker (1979); For Your Eyes Only (1981); Octopussy (1983); A View To A Kill (1985)
Solitaire; Mary Goodnight; Major Anya Amasova – Agent Triple X; Holly Goodhead; Octopussy; Pola Ivanova
Married four times, to Doorn van Steyn (1946-53), Dorothy Squires (1953-68), Luisa Mattioli (1969-96) and to current wife Kristina Tholstrup since 2002.
The Wild Geese; The Cannonball Run; Spice World
4. Timothy Dalton, 1987-1989
The Living Daylights (1987); Licence To Kill (1989)
Kara Milovy; Lupe Lamora
Has never married. Was in a relationship with actress Vanessa Redgrave from 1971 to 1986.
Wuthering Heights; Mary, Queen Of Scots; Flash Gordon; Hot Fuzz
5. Pierce Brosnan, 1995-2002
Goldeneye (1995); Tomorrow Never Dies (1997); The World Is Not Enough (1999); Die Another Day (2002)
Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova; Wai Lin; Dr Molly Warmflash; Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Jordan
Was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris, from 1980 until she died in 1991. Married to Keely Shaye Smith, since 2001.
Mrs Doubtfire; The Thomas Crown Affair; The Tailor Of Panama; Mamma Mia!
6. Daniel Craig, 2006-Present
Casino Royale (2006); Quantum Of Solace (2008); Skyfall (2012); Spectre (2015)
Vesper Lynd; Severine
Married to actress Fiona Loudon from 1992 to 1994. Since 2011, married to actress Rachel Weisz.
Elizabeth; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; Enduring Love; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
So who will be the next James Bond?
When the time comes for Daniel Craig to hang up his tuxedo and put down his martini glass, there will be no shortage of actors willing to take on the mantle of 007.
Among the bookies favourites (odds according to William Hill at time of writing) are:
Tom Hardy (2/1)
Damian Lewis (5/2)
Idris Elba (4/1)
Henry Cavill (5/1)
David Oyelowo (5/1)
Nicholas Hoult (6/1)
Michael Fassbender (7/1)
Aidan Turner (20/1)
Eddie Redmayne (25/1)
…and David Beckham (200/1)
Who would you like to see as the next James Bond?