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Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall' Turkey Photo Call!

Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall' Turkey Photo Call!

Daniel Craig flashes a smile at the Skyfall photo call held at Ciragan Palace on Sunday (April 29) in Istanbul, Turkey.

The 44-year-old British actor was joined by Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ola Rapace, director Sam Mendes, and various producers to mark the start of filming the lastest James Bond movie in the city.

In case you missed them, check out the recently released Skyfall pictures, and be sure to check out the film on November 9 of this year.

FYI: Berenice is wearing a Roksanda Illincic dress.

10+ pictures inside of Daniel Craig and his cast mates at the photo call for Skyfall

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Credit: Burak Kara; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Berenice Marlohe, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

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  • nima

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  • Maja

    Wonderful pics :) Looking good…

  • SEX

    on legs!

  • Yummy

    Sexiest Bond Ever!

  • ali

    Craig needs to get some sun. He looks so pale. Looking forward to this film. Love Craig as Bond.

  • BEAN

    He’s not hot anymore. What happened =/

  • to Bean

    get your eyes checked! Seriously, you have some eye malfunction!

  • Heishot

    Are you kidding? He is one of the hottest actors around – that hasn’t changed. He is just not putting it on display like others.

  • Marzena

    Daniel Craig is so sexy and Berenice is gorgeous…can’t wait for this one!

  • Gorum

    he seems to be a very cool guy.

  • susan

    these pictures are great. i just love the dress Berenice is wearing. and Daniel looks hot; Rachel is so lucky.

  • Jennipoo

    Heishot @ 04/29/2012 at 2:23 pm
    What exactly does that mean; he is just not putting it on display like others.?

  • to 12

    LOL, he doesn’t show his leg

  • Jann

    Sorry but I think the man is ugly and looks way older then 44 more like 53.

    But I guess different strokes for different folks.

  • susan
    Director Mendes says Craig brings complexity to 007 role
    Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:59pm EDT
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes said on Sunday he would not have made the latest James Bond film “Skyfall” without Daniel Craig playing the MI6 agent because of the complexity the British actor has brought to the character.

    Mendes, who won an Academy Award for directing “American Beauty” in 1999, has depicted troubled men with ordinary lives -a far cry from 007, the ultimate action hero.

    Bond’s playboy image does not reflect the flawed hero in novelist Ian Fleming’s books, first published in 1953, Mendes, 46, told a press conference in Istanbul, where “Skyfall” is being shot this month.

    “What Fleming created was a very conflicted character,” the British filmmaker said. “Some of those things are explored in this movie, because Daniel as an actor is capable of exploring them.

    “That was a big thing for me, having a Bond who I believed in, who I felt could take the character to a new level. I could imagine another actor and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it.”

    Craig, 44, reimagined Bond as a dark figure when he took over the role in the franchise’s last two films, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”.

    He and Mendes worked closely to develop the story in the latest film. They were afforded extra time to discuss it when production was suspended in 2010 because of financial troubles at MGM, which nearly filed for bankruptcy.

    “We were in continued conversation, once Sam agreed to do it,” said Craig. “We weren’t supposed to talk to each other because MGM hadn’t done the deal.
    “But we couldn’t shut up. It was a chance for us to reread Ian Fleming, and we started emailing each other, ‘What about this and what about this?’, and that’s how it snowballed.”

    Mendes, 46, said he had long wanted to direct a thriller.

    “If I didn’t feel I could have made something that was both part of the Bond story and at the same time personal for me, I wouldn’t have attempted the movie. I feel like we’ve found a story that speaks to me,” he said.


    While the plot of the 23rd film in Hollywood’s longest-running franchise is still a secret, Sony Pictures has said it is about a potential rift between Bond and his boss M, played by Judi Dench, when the past returns to haunt her.

    The film has a “very rich” romance, said Craig, 44, and hinted that Bond may reprise the humor that some of his predecessors brought to the role.

    “He’s funny as hell in this movie,” Craig said.

    “Skyfall”, which also stars Ralph Fiennes as fellow agent Mallory and Javier Bardem as the villain Silva, was shot in Istanbul and the southern Turkish towns of Fethiye and Adana, as well as in Shanghai.

    Shooting in Istanbul was a deliberate choice to mark almost 50 years since a Bond film was first set in the ancient city that straddles two continents, said producer Barbara Broccoli, who described Istanbul “as Ian Fleming’s favorite city”
    “To Russia With Love” with Sean Connery in 1963, included a scene in Istanbul’s 6th-Century Basilica Cisterns. The Byzantine-era Leander’s Tower on the Bosphorus Strait appeared in “The World is Not Enough” in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan.

    “What we’ve got in store will hopefully combine the best of Istanbul and Turkey without falling into clichés,” Mendes said.

    “It’s an ever-changing, evolving city and we’re very much trying to capture the city as it is now, and not as it was 49 years ago.”

    Earlier this month, a stuntman lost control of his motorcycle and smashed into the window of a 330-year-old shop in the city’s historic Grand Bazaar.

    “Damage was very minimal,” Mendes said. “We’ve at no stage wanted to harm anything in Istanbul and hope we have been incredibly respectful.”

  • ema

    Naomie is so beautiful!

  • Amy

    When he shot CR/QOS, he tanned. Probably he cannot tan to play Blomkvist after this.

  • Guinness

    “Daniel Craig” and his Turkey Call??? Damnn–whaaa? I am right HERE Dan!!!! Heres yo Turkey!!! I will Gobble your ——————

    woah–I was feeling a little looney there for a second!

    Dan is looking sharp. Those thighs fit fantastic in those denim. thighs. damn dan. And I will “hand-wash” your sweater for you anywhere in the world. hellll, I will “hand-do” anything for you anywhere. and, I know there are other people with him that probly look spectacular, but. mine eyes are trained on the sexiest person in those photos!! And, again, his jeans probably cost as much as the dresses, how come he is allowed to wear jeans when the girls are so dressed up? He has come a long way baby!

    oh, great. i wrote come. and long. in 2 diff sentences.. but describing Dan. and I thikkk ishoudl go know.

    oh–hi Mendel–seen Fio? happy sunday! Get to work Fio, Dan’s on the move. Doing Turkey calls!!

    Ya know, there are competitions for that–the best Turkey Calls, ‘specially in New Hampshire–the Turkey is our State bird. uh, yeh. “what a world, what a world,” so, Dan–call me, I will “put you up”!!!

    ~and no word if Guinness is going to meet George & Obama. but i havent checked my email.

  • Amy

    And Daniel LOVES that shirts, doesn’t he? I think a lighter color will look good on him.

  • Amy
  • Smart

    I have a man crush on daniel, can’t wait to see skyfall!

  • Bond Back In Turkey
  • Amy

    @Bond Back In Turkey:
    Thank you for the video! Daniel looks very dapper in everything! (and so handsome – my biased)

  • susan

    for those who have never been; Istanbul is a gorgeous city. you can live in Europe and go to work in Asia without even leaving the city and vice versa. so, i can’t wait for Skyfall to come out not only because it’s Bond but also because i’ll get to see some of the sights again. and of course there’s Daniel Craig.

  • Pepper

    I’ve always thought…
    Daniel photographs badly sometimes, the original is better than the photograph―the photograph does not do his justice! And he looks still more handsome when he does his act, I mean, he is a sensitive actor, to perform an artistic work skillfully. He is NOT a cheap underwear model!

  • Julia

    @Jann: To tell the truth, I cannot get your intention that you come to “appeal” your poor taste on his every threads expressly.

  • bissgirl

    Dan is HOT HOT HOT, cant wait for this movie

  • Elle

    I guess his shirts was a present from Rachel.

  • Fio

    to Bond Back In Turkey
    Thanks for the video. Here is the extended version :)
    “007 – Operação Skyfall” – Coletiva De Imprensa em Istambul, Turquia

  • Fio

    Daniel looks so happy, and Bérénice is the hot babe. But what the **** is he wearing? lol

    (PICS) Ho-ho-7

  • Fio

    I wonder why Adam Helliker always takes note of Daniel’s physical skills!!

    Love god DANIEL CRAIG is doing a lot of heavy breathing for the new James Bond fi lm, which is shaping up to be the raunchiest experience yet for 007.
    As I noted the other day, Daniel has been required to use all his physical skills to deal with sizzling French actress Berenice Marlohe, especially for a complicated manoeuvre involving her thong.

    Now, reports my man polishing his steamed-up lens on the set of Skyfall, another bimbolette, Greek beauty TONIA SOTIROPOULOU, above (try saying that at the peak of passion) has been getting sand all over her nether regions rolling naked with Craig on a beach in southwest Turkey.

    Unknown actress Tonia has breathlessly informed a make-up girl that she thinks Daniel is at his physical peak, and that her romp with him had been “the happiest day of my life”.

    Actually Tonia is not quite unknown; after moving from Athens to live in London she appeared in a play called Nativity, acting as the Virgin Mary.

    Definitely not typecasting.

  • Fio

    hottiechan: just hangin with my sisters ex bf Daniel Craig while he films James Bond at the Mosque in front of the Spice Bazaar here in Istanbul…nbd..
    30 Apr 12 via Twitter for iPhone
    Michela Smith: Daniel Craig is now filming “Skyfall” in Istanbul! So excited to see this how “mosqular” Bond can get this time round.
    30 Apr 12 via web

  • Fio

    Hi, Guinness
    “And, again, his jeans probably cost as much as the dresses, how come he is allowed to wear jeans when the girls are so dressed up?”
    Exactly! Daniel should wear a beautiful suits under the Turkish sun. Like this!!
    They need to spend more money on guys costumes. Poor Ola Rapace…

  • Elle

    Helliker makes up a story a bit. So where was Tonia? She got left behind in Fethiye? Lol.

  • Fio

    Marcos Kontze: Daniel Craig filmando #Skyfall hoje em Istambul. @ James Bond Brasil
    to Elle
    Well, I was disappointed not to be able to see her pics :(

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  • Julia

    @Fio: NICE A**
    @More pics: NICE BOOBS

  • Fio

    What does she mean?

    Melisa Ünal(freedom): Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz adlı güzel bir kadınla evliyken, bizim ülkede bond kızıyla el ele kol kola geziyorMUŞ! Vahh yazık diyorum
    1 May 12 via web
    (Google Translation)
    Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, a beautiful woman named evliyken, arm in arm, hand in hand with our country are browsing daughter bond! I say shame Vahh

  • Fio
  • to FIO

    well, Daniel, Rachel and Ella have been spotted in Istanbul

  • Fio

    to to FIO
    Oh, thanks!! :)
    I found another twitter just now. I missed it inadvertently yesterday! lol

    Onda Gördüm:Daniel Craig Bond kızıyla el ele çıkmış..set aşkı mı bilmiyorum ama Daniel Craig ve Rachel Weisz evli değil mi?
    30 Apr 12 via Echofon
    Set out hand in hand .. love the daughter of Daniel Craig Bond, Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, but not married, I do not know?

    James Bond’un Eminönü Macerası Sürüyor

  • Fio
  • Fio
  • Fio
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  • Fio

    Arise, Sir James: the Queen has ‘knighted’ 007 in film for Olympics opening ceremony
    After more than 50 years on Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the MI6 agent with a licence to kill may finally get a knighthood.

    Buckingham Palace sources have told the Londoner that James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, has secretly received the sword’s tap on his shoulder from the Queen.

    The actor, who has been shooting new Bond movie Skyfall, was seen at the Palace with a film crew last month.

    “Daniel Craig was here in black tie one morning in early April,” says a source. “Judi Dench [who plays M, the head of MI6] was also here, and the talk of the Palace was that Bond was going to be knighted that morning.”

    It is believed that the Queen bestowed the honour as part of a film for the opening ceremony of the Olympics. The event’s artistic director, Danny Boyle, has been filming at the Palace. There has been speculation that, as part of the film, the Queen gives Bond a mission to open the Games and that he will be parachuted into the Stratford stadium.

    A knighthood for the agent is long overdue. “Bond did sterling work for Queen and country and deserves a gong,” says Ian Fleming’s biographer Andrew Lycett. “The first Bond book Casino Royale came out in 1953, Coronation Year, so the Queen has something to celebrate.

    “James Bond receives an obituary in The Times in You Only Live Twice, in which he is described as Commander James Bond CMG. Reports of his death later prove to be an exaggeration and he is brought back to life for later instalments.”

    Craig has deflected enquiries about his mission. “According to the papers, I’ve got an invitation, I’ve been, had tea, sat out with the corgis,” he told LBC.

    A spokesman for the Palace said it was involved in a number of filming projects for the Jubilee, but would not discuss specific projects.

  • Fio
  • Fio

    The Ten Biggest Things We Learned On The Skyfall Set
    Skyfall had actually been shooting in Istanbul for three weeks before Daniel Craig arrived, the second unit filming the motorbike chase atop the Grand Bazaar with stuntmen, and setting up the complicated car flips that preceded Bond’s moment crouched behind the oranges. But Monday was Craig’s first day of filming in Istanbul, and given that they were already 105 days into the Skyfall shoot, he looked as calm as if he’d been there all along. While director of photography Roger Deakins checked the monitors in a tent, Mendes conferred with the crew, and even Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz stood by chatting with producer Michael G. Wilson, Craig stood off to the side on his own, chewing gum and intently watching his stand-in run through the scene. With a sharp gray suit and closely cropped hair, he looked every inch James Bond, but also an actor who knows that even a simple shot of shooting a gun is crucial when you’re Bond..

  • Fio

    ‘Skyfall’: Visits the Set of Bond’s Latest Mission
    Myself and a handful of journalists made our way through the faux-market to the video monitors to witness Mendes and Craig working their magic. Pulling the strings behind the camera is the legendary Roger Deakins, best known for his work with the Coen Bros. and his two previous films with Mendes, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road. To capture this sliver of the sequence — Bond ducking for cover behind an orange cart while keeping up with Patrice and simultaneously hiding out from the incoming biker police — Deakins employs four giant digital cameras (the Alexa, for you techies), all shooting the action from different perspectives. The crew moves like clockwork, while Mendes orchestrates the scene with the actors, stunt doubles and stand-ins. There’s too many people working to count, but a movie at this scale requires hundreds of heads all working in specific roles with time always of the essence. Joining us behind the madness was a special guest, Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz, who stopped by to chat with producer Michael G. Wilson and watch her husband kick butt.