Dossiers tagged with "Daniel Craig"

Daniel Craig relaxes in Turkey

James Bond 007 star Daniel Craig took time out from the shooting of Bond 23, Skyfall, to spend some time with actress wife Rachel Weisz. The pair were spotted at the Hayal Cafe in Istanbul.


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Daniel Craig celebrates 44th birthday on “Skyfall” set

The 007 star, who has appeared in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, and is now mid-way through filming James Bond 23, celebrated his birthday in style amongst his colleagues on the set of Skyfall.

The British actor enjoyed a tiered cupcake-cake, as evidenced by this post from the official 007 Facebook fan page.

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New still and on-set video posted to

James Bond well and truly back. has posted a new official still (the same one seen in Empire’s preview a few months back) and a all new video diary from Skyfall director Sam Mendes.

Watch it here:

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Daniel Craig spotted driving Aston Martin DB5 in “Skyfall”

James Bond in Skyfall in Aston Martin DB5

MI6 have spotted James Bond 007 in his old favorite: the Aston Martin DB5. The classic car was first seen on screen in Goldfinger and Thunderball and most recently seen in Casino Royale when the current 007, Daniel Craig, won the keys to the prized motor from Dimitrios.

According to the website: “Shot at night, the scene is reminiscent of Goldfinger, with Bond driving the DB5 down narrow streets, zipping past warehouses and ducking under the arches of a railway line. For the 1964 film, the chase scene at Auric Enterprises was actually shot at Pinewood Studios. Filming will continue in Deptford and New Cross in London. In the movie, the DB5 action will feature in scene #134.”

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Rory Kinnear back as Bill Tanner in Skyfall

Although the press conference made no mention of M’s famed chief of staff, Kinnear was spotted with the cast and crew shooting in London this weekend.

The 33 year old was cast for Quantum of Solace and appears in the front seat of the Range Rover rushing Daniel Craig’s 007 to some kind of emergency, we think. In Fleming lore, Tanner is traditionally Bond’s only friend in the service and is supposed to be about the same age as 007 himself.

Photos from the set also confirm that the two cars used in the scene are the Range Rover Vogue SE and Jaguar XJL.

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Skyfall press conference highlights

Aside from the factoids about the forthcoming James Bond film, the press conference gave 007 fans a teaser of what they can expect this time next year. Here’s a few basic highlights from the press conference:

The MC explains, as was first (to the best of our knowledge) reported on MI6, that 3rd November marks the day that Sean Connery was ushered onto the world stage as 007 in 1961.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are welcomed to the stage to reveal the “worst kept secret in London” – the title of the James Bond film, Skyfall.

Sam Mendes is welcomed onto the stage to confirm a few rumors. He confirmed that a major set piece was to be shot in London’s Whitehall. Pervis, Wade and John Logan have written a “fantastic script” and Mendes is “incredibly excited”.

Ben Wishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney will be playing top secret parts in scenes that Mendes cannot (or will not) reveal. “They might… or they might not…” was the answer Mendes offered for a well-posed question about if these would be characters Bond fans would recognise from the canon.

Just in case you were wondering Mendes pronounces the French actress’s name: “Bera-niece Mar-low” and the long-associated villain of the piece: “Hav-ear Bar-dem”.

Dame Judi is introduced by Mendes as a “young actress” that “some of you might not have heard of” but who “has a promising career ahead of her”.

Asked about what attracted him to Bond 23, Mendes claims to be a “huge fan of the Bond movies”. Mendes got “very excited” when he saw Craig in Casino Royale, which he “loved”, so working with Craig in Skyfall was part of the attraction. “Working with Sam is a dream come true” for Barbara Broccoli. Mendes’ “boyish excitement is really infectious,” says Broccoli.

Wilson says that “nobody thought we would get to 50 years of Bond” in 1961. Wilson tips his hat to the fans who supported the franchise all these years.

Craig says they have an “incredible crew”.

Dench suggests that she will never “get a grip on who M is” – nor anyone in the MI6 offices.

Harris says that she’s well into her training for the action sequences and feel’s “really ready” for what 007 can throw at her.

Mendes explains that there will be “lots of surprises” when quizzed about the return of some typical Bond gadgets. He also explained that the press were “not entirely accurate” in their assumption Bond will be “going back to his roots” with Scotland on the shooting schedule.

Barbara Broccoli dismissed the rumors of budget cuts with a rhetorical, “does it look like we’re cutting back?” The budget, Wilson tells us, is in the same range as the last film. Instead of cutting back they’re “adding” if anything. Barbara echoes her father when she says “it’s all going on the screen”.

Craig is “incredibly proud to be part of this gang of people” making Bond 23.

Bardem suggests that we should not conflate “a villain” and “a bad person”!

Mendes says he’s is very happy to be working with Alexander Witt and his second unit and that the action and special effects is the part that is new and exciting for him. He explains that the “action needs to coexist with the drama”. In addition he says that Oscar nominations (or wins for that matter) are “not the reason you do any movie and certainly not the reason you do a Bond movie”.

Asked what kind of training he has had to go through, Javier Bardem says “English vowels!”

Harris has been having a bit more of a workout with “stunt driving and firing machine guns”.

Sam Mendes was put on the spot at the conference when he was asked if he would be open to doing more than one Bond film. He was prompted by Broccoli and Wilson commented that “this is a question we’ve been trying to get the answer to”. Sam answered: “if in six months time I am still as excited as I am now, then the answer would be ‘yes’.”

The title, Skyfall, Barbara says, will have some “emotional context”.

Mendes says that it “doesn’t connect with the last two movies.” Quantum will not appear in Bond 23.

Craig was asked if he would be “doing this for a few more years?” / “Ask her,” said the Bond star, pointing at producer Barbara Broccoli. Cubby’s famed daughter answered, “yes, definitely.”

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British tabloid claims Daniel Craig will sport a beard in Bond 23

The red top rumor mill, The Sun, is claiming that 007 actor Daniel Craig will be donning a beard for (part of) the shoot of James Bond 23 which kicks off next month.

The ‘catchy’ headline they opted for was “James Beard”.

An uncredited ‘source’ tells the paper, apparently, that:

They’ve really scaled back. The lavish production and locations have been cut. There is only a reduced cast and crew travelling to the few overseas destinations. There’s not so flash hand-to-hand fighting, it’s gone back to blowing stuff up – including London’s Vauxhall Bridge

Bond fans should be skeptical.

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Is James Bond 23 entitled ‘Skyfall’?

MI6 has received a tip that a slew of domain names were registered by Sony Pictures recently, all of which involve a combination of the keywords, ‘skyfall’, ‘movie’, ‘jamesbond’.

As the Bond site reports:

The list of domains registered by Sony Pictures on 3rd October 2011 include:,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

It was recently confirmed by Daniel Craig to a CNN reporter that Bond 23 indeed has a title, but he was not allowed to reveal it.

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Details leaked on Craig’s Bond 23 fitness regime

The British tabloid the Express has details on Bond star Daniel Craig’s routine for getting in shape to play the secret agent.

According to new wife Rachel Weisz “my boy is in a permanent sweat; his muscles are bulging.”

“Rachel has been put in charge of Dan’s diet, which consists of big portions of steak, salmon and industrial quantities of baked beans,” says a source.

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Tom Ford designing for 007: Daniel Craig working closely with the tailor

In a series of promotional interviews for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 007 actor Daniel Craig spoke on and off about his forthcoming role in the still untitled James Bond 23.

One of the more interesting snippets of information comes from MI6, who reported yesterday that Tom Ford, who has tailored for the secret agent in the past, is back looking after Craig’s wardrobe… this time Craig is involved closely in the design process to create a “new look”.

Tom [Ford]‘s doing the suits. In fact, I’ve spent a long time with Tom getting a very different look and he’s been designing a new set of things [for the film].

It’s great that he’s doing it. It’s going to be a new kinda look. It’s a new feel. I’m very excited about that. I’m very excited about the suits.

Craig admitted also that he was not as attached as he was to the plush clothing he has the chance to don, explaining he wardrobe fills up fast when working on a Bond film, and would prefer to slouch in tees and jeans when not on 007 duty.

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