Is this £4m home fit for 007... and his Bond girl?

Sunday Express - - JUST 48 HOURS BEFORE MPS CAST THEIR CRUCIAL BREXIT - Mike Parker Adam Hel­liker

BODY­GUARD star Richard Mad­den is mov­ing to Hol­ly­wood... and has his sights set on this pala­tial man­sion.

The Scot­tish ac­tor, hotly tipped to be­come the next James Bond, was house hunt­ing in Los Angeles last week after win­ning a Best Ac­tor Golden Globe for the hit BBC se­ries.

Mad­den, 32, was es­pe­cially struck by the sprawl­ing prop­erty in the celebrity en­clave of Hid­den Hills.

A real es­tate agent con­firmed: “He was blown away by the lo­ca­tion and also highly im­pressed with se­cu­rity ar­range­ments.”

The gated, seven-bed­room, 10-bath­room es­tate, which also over­looks a golf course, is part of a sprawl­ing coun­try club that is pa­trolled by se­cu­rity guards and is on the mar­ket for £4.2mil­lion.

As well as its panoramic views, the 8,239 square foot prop­erty also fea­tures a home cin­ema, gym­na­sium and sauna with an in­fin­ity pool, spa, bar­be­cue pit and fire pit.

Mad­den, who has been dat­ing 21-year-old English ac­tress El­lie Bam­ber since last sum­mer, was alone when he toured the prop­erty, ac­cord­ing to the agent, who added: “He was struck by how quiet and peace­ful Hid­den Hills is, de­spite only be­ing a half-hour drive from Hol­ly­wood.”

If he does seal the deal, Mad­den will have the likes of Jen­nifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx and Brit­ney Spears as neigh­bours.

Nei­ther Mad­den nor Bam­ber has pub­licly ac­knowl­edged their relationship, although Mad­den has ad­mit­ted: “I’m very happy with some­one.”

Bam­ber is playing Cosette in the BBC’s Les Mis­er­ables and is set to ap­pear in a forth­com­ing TV se­ries about the 1960s scan­dal of the dis­graced politi­cian John Pro­fumo. She will play Mandy Rice-Davies in The Trial Of Chris­tine Keeler.

The ac­tress has de­vel­oped some sym­pa­thy for Rice-Davis, who along with Keeler was la­belled as an ut­ter floozy by the Es­tab­lish­ment.

“Mandy was fun and vi­va­cious,” says Bam­ber, “but it must have been an aw­ful thing to be shamed and put on trial for be­ing a pros­ti­tute.”

LI­CENCE TO THRILL: Richard Mad­den was blown away by the sprawl­ing prop­erty in the celebrity en­clave of Hid­den Hills, Cal­i­for­nia, which comes with in­fin­ity pool, a huge kitchen and sit­ting room.

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