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Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire UK' October 2012

Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire UK' October 2012

Daniel Craig suits up for the cover of Esquire UK‘s October 2012 issue, on newsstands now.

Here is what the 44-year-old Skyfall actor had to share with the mag:

On the 007 series: “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved, but it’s a darkness with a sense of humor. A black humor. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F–k you’ to risk, ‘F–k you’ to dying.”

On the pressure of playing James Bond: “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time… So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.”

On Skyfall director Sam Mendes: “It’s a very showbizzy story. I was at Hugh Jackman‘s house in New York. It was a soiree – we were in a play together – and Sam was there. I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ And he kind of looked at me, and he went, ‘Yeah!’ And it snowballed from there.”

For more from Daniel, visit and pick up your copy of the issue now!

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  • Laurel

    What an unfortunate, boring cover. He looks like an old man. But the pics from the editorial look a bit better.

  • Lisbeth

    That is what a real should look like !

    Manly, charming, sexy, talented, private and who speaks his mind….really appreciate him

  • Guinness

    Tom Ford? Looks like it. He is hot you idiot, no matter what age.
    Thx Fio—you know it girl-jj doesn’t delete much from you, you cheeky monkey!!! The eye brows are a bit distracting…..yummmm
    Wrote you some love letters in the last thread Mendel.
    Imma watching the “new sherlock”–bought the 1st three episodes for My Dan’s birthday. LOVE IT!

  • carrie

    not his best look but he’s a good Bond and an underrated actor

  • Jessa

    He’s not good looking at all, it’s more the way he carries himself.
    It’s like adrien Brody.

  • Mendel

    Oh wow! He is hot!!! The Esquire cover is a bit too photoshopped, but those other two pics…your place or mine? ;)

    “I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ ”


    Hi Guinness

    “Wrote you some love letters in the last thread Mendel.”

    Going there now :)

    Still haven’t watched Sherlock…

  • Julia

    Daniel looks a little odd those photos cos, IMO, his hair is too short.
    Look he looks good!

  • http://veryverysexyandhandsome sharyllee

    look awful!!

  • Diana

    Daniel is always great on all Esquire cover, but this is possibly the worst cover editing I’ve ever seen. He looks dull because of behind his shadows. Shame, Esquire….shame….

  • Samir

    Hmm, I suspect Esquire doesn’t want to sell the current issue much.

  • Monica

    Why doesn’t he grow hair? (or doesn’t his hair grow very fast?)
    He’s wrong if he’s pleased with his military haircut. He was ridiculously f***ing sexy and sweet with his a bit long hair in The Girl With The Drgon Tatto!!!!!

  • BB

    @Laurel: I agree. Esquire chose the worst photo as the latest cover. He’s so hot in a black leather jacket.

  • Amy

    I don’t think it’s for the promoting of his new movie that his hairstyle is the same as his in Skyfall. Maybe he prefers to keep his length because his military crew cut is very easy to maintain over a long period of time by getting it shaped up and trimmed every few weeks.

  • Rie

    It looks like very interesting interview, but the cover doesn’t look like his usual face. I always buy magazines of his cover by air, but I wonder if I should buy it.

  • to Rie

    Go for the special edition of this issue, the cover of this on is gorgeous:

  • Rie

    @to Rie:
    Whoa! Thank you! The special edition cover is amazingly gorgeous! This is 1000000000000 times better than the normal edition. I can’t figure out why Esquire didn’t publish this. I really want to get the special edition!

  • Fio

    Well, I think the cover isn’t really that bad, but, yeah, he doesn’t look like ‘Daniel Craig’. lol
    IMO, if he keeps his hairstyle pretty short, he may want to draw his eyebrow naturally.
    Hi, Guinness
    “The eye brows are a bit distracting”
    I want to be his personal make-up artist!! lol 
    I mean, Rooney as Lisbeth Salander was completely eyebrow-less, which makes her very strange, almost looks like an alien.
    Hi, Mendel
    ““I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ ”
    If Daniel was not getting drunk, didn’t he propose it to Mendes? Fate threw them together again.
    to Monica
    “He was ridiculously f***ing sexy and sweet with his a bit long hair in The Girl With The Drgon Tatto!!!!!”
    The Dragon With The Girl Tatto :)

  • Guinness

    crap Fio, that is awesome. i had to read it twice just to make sure!!
    and i wish someone asks me–I had too many drinks, would you like to do Bond, aka, DANIEL CRAIG? Yes, captain, may I have another!!! Pip Pip and all that!!
    Weekend holiday here…monday and friday off.
    Questions for the weekend–
    Can someone ask Dan:
    1. Red or Black?
    2. 50 shades of Gray or Fawlty Towers?
    C. School or Jail?
    $. Cat or Dog?
    F. Dragon or Dolphin?
    4. Sherlock or Bond?
    0. Men’s Health or P1aygirl?
    2. Guinness or a $100 glass of port?
    1. SNL or Steven Colbert?
    12.Leather or Denim (i wore my denim skirt today for a ride, and accidentally grabbed by denim jacket–wholly stupid denim girl today with flip flops…I started looking for paps!!!)

    OH–so for the Esquire mag he wore his leather AND jean jacket to the interveiw?

  • Guinness

    uh-oh, mike myers mention. but it was a little inference, nothing to drop an entire article on-but writers have to make money, huh? cant be a writer mendel–i just cant. dont have enough time!!!!!!!!

    and i can think of 100 mike myer spooofs every day of my life!! love him…. love when he did “hello my name is simon and I love to do drawrings…” in a proper english accent!!!!!!

  • Mendel

    to Fio

    “If Daniel was not getting drunk, didn’t he propose it to Mendes? Fate threw them together again.”

    I so misread this :)
    If Daniel was not getting drunk, didn’t he propose to Mendel? Fate threw them together again.

    “The Dragon With The Girl Tatto :)”


    Hi Guinness

    “i wish someone asks me–I had too many drinks, would you like to do Bond, aka, DANIEL CRAIG? Yes, captain, may I have another!!! Pip Pip and all that!!”


    “2. Guinness or a $100 glass of port?”

    He better say Guinness ;)

    “cant be a writer mendel–i just cant. dont have enough time!!!!!!!!”

    You will, you will, you will!!!

  • Rie
  • Guinness

    THAT seat’s taken…
    Dan is so outspoken in the media, wonder what he says to icons in private? Some journalist should ask him that too….

    What say you Mendel, from across the pond too? oooo-another day off for Labor day tomorrow. Is Dan still over here–been quiet, wondering where he may be with Invisibility Cloak??

  • Guinness

    The last 2 quotes seem taken out of context. I didn’t think he thought that way–of caring what people think of him…I thought he does Bond (omygash, would i love to save his knees and do that for him…) anyway, I thought he does bond for reasons of having fun and making money and doing another job that is pretty risky and bringing Bond to a different era of technology and cinametography and to new audiences that left when Bronson drove an invisible car?????
    Unless–Dan put some money somewhere into the making of Bond because of the capitalistic garbage of money shifting in Moneywood…or taking a pay cut? But those facts can be buried easily. Imma just sayin–some days he just seems too good to be true–or maybe Imma just in a bad mood.

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    “What say you Mendel, from across the pond too?”

    Eastwood’s speech was considered ‘incoherent mutterings’ or ‘mumblings’ by many people here. If the whole thing hadn’t been so sad, I thought the guy was nearly comical…

    “Is Dan still over here–been quiet, wondering where he may be with Invisibility Cloak??”

    Went back to Hogwarts on 1st September? ;)

    “The last 2 quotes seem taken out of context.”

    Yes, I think they cobbled the article together from different quotes. I still think he does Bond for the fun of it, and to work with great directors and great scripts, but there are huge pressures on any Bond actor, because of money and audience reaction. I probably would have said ‘f-this’ a long time ago…

    “Imma just sayin–some days he just seems too good to be true–or maybe Imma just in a bad mood.”

    You know what they are saying, if it is too good to be true, it probably is *grin* But I think Dan’s alright, really ;p

    Enjoy your day off. All we have to look forward to is a cabinet reshuffle…

  • Fio

    Daniel on 60 minutes Australia :)
    Licence to Thrill
    His name is Bond. James Bond. And he has to be the coolest chap on the planet.

    He’s triumphed over scores of unforgettable villains, bedded hundreds of beautiful women and saved the world over and over again.

    Fifty years have passed since Sean Connery first shrugged on a dinner jacket and ordered his martini shaken, not stirred.

    And now we’re gearing up for movie number 23.

    Skyfall stars the famously muscle-bound Daniel Craig.

    And no doubt it will be another blockbuster for a franchise that’s become one of the most successful in movie history.

    Bond 50 – the complete collection of Bond films is released on Blu-ray September 26.

    Full transcript:

    CHARLES WOOLEY: I’m on a mission to the ancient city of Istanbul. Well over a thousand years ago, intrigue and espionage were all but invented here. It’s a perfect location for the next Bond movie, “Skyfall”. Daniel, what are the ingredients that make a great Bond movie?

    DANIEL: Location – this is one of them.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: It’s a great location.

    DANIEL: It’s not bad to be sat on the Bosporus. Istanbul is a beautiful backdrop to any movie, especially a Bond movie.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Daniel Craig is the latest incarnation in the 00-role. When I sat down with him, he’d just spent a busy few days creating bother on the Bosporus, and carnage in the Casbah.

    DANIEL: They’re like no other, they’re like shooting no other. And I’ve done lots of long, big movies before, but there’s something very individual about shooting a Bond movie. A good story, humour, action obviously, and a good soundtrack. I mean, all the sort of things that make a good movie. But with a Bond movie, they are all kind of amped up just a little bit more, and I think we’ve – everybody’s sort of strived to do that, it’s been the 50th year, we’re trying to kind of make the best Bond we can.

    DANIEL: The name’s Bond, James Bond.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Half a century of secret-service fantasy, and at the centre of it all, the one and only 007.

    PIERCE: Bond.

    ROGER: James Bond.

    TIMOTHY: My name is Bond.

    GEORGE: James Bond.

    SEAN: Bond.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: – of whom there have been only six.

    BARTENDER: Three measures of Gordon’s gin, one of vodka. Shaken well until it is ice-cold, and served with a large, thin slice of lemon.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: How do you take your Martini?

    DANIEL: Straight up with a twist.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: That’s a good answer – is that true?

    DANIEL: Yeah, it is true, yeah. Vodka mainly, but gin’s not bad.

  • Fio

    - 2
    CHARLES WOOLEY: Ingredients are everything in a Bond film – that intoxicating cocktail of glamour, action, and a splash of the absurd has made 007 such an enduring cinema classic.

    JASON: I think ultimately Bond is what films do – there’s a chase, there’s love, there’s romance, there’s a suggestion that this man could be brought low by a villain, by a girl, by a car crash. Is it a guilty pleasure? No, it is just a pure cinematic pleasure.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: English film critic Jason Solomons is a self-confessed 007 nerd. An expert on all things Bond, he has taken me to his idea of paradise, just outside London – an exhibition of genuine 007 cars.

    JASON: I think every boy in the world wants to drive a car like this. If you were a beautiful girl, my world would be complete.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: I’m sorry to disappoint you. What do you think that button does there?

    JASON: Don’t touch!

    CHARLES WOOLEY: The cars have always been a big part of the Bond formula, along with the great chase sequences in which they star. This is a fine piece of British engineering.

    JASON: Yeah, they don’t make them like – this is a Lotus Esprit, and it of course signals Bond’s kind of playful side, because this car that Q invented then comes out of the water in the South of France. CHARLES WOOLEY: It’s a great scene.

    JASON: It’s a great scene. And Roger Moore, who is playing Bond so differently to Sean Connery – he’s much more kind of witty with it. He kind of comes up the beach, winds down the window and drops out a fish.

    GEORGE: My name is Bond. James Bond.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: It may be a Secret Service enterprise, but one Bond is only too happy to give away the secrets of his trade – Australian George Lazenby, who took over in 1969 when Sean Connery, after five movies, wanted to move on.

    GEORGE: I’ll take that, if you don’t mind.

    DIANA: You’re very sure of yourself, aren’t you? Suppose I were to kill you for a thrill.

    GEORGE: I can think of something more sociable to do.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: A typical Aussie larrikin, he bluffed his way past Hollywood’s most powerful men to land a meeting with director Peter Hunt.

    GEORGE: I said “Peter, I’ve never acted before in my life,” and he gave me a blank look for about a minute and then he started laughing. “You’ve never acted before in your life?” I said “no, never!” He said, “you fooled two of the most ruthless men I’ve ever met in my life!” He said “you’re an actor, stick to your story, and I’ll make you the next James Bond!”

    CHARLES WOOLEY: If he had no acting experience, George had much more than the required ego needed to play 007, which he did for just the one movie and then crazily gave it all away. Why did you only do one? Because they didn’t sack you, you walked away from it.

    GEORGE: No, I walked away. In fact, this sounds awful silly right now, because I was given the contract for seven movies. And so I said to Roland O’Reilly – he was my manager at the time – I said “what about that?” He said no. So Roland convinced me that James Bond was over – that these guys in suits, those movies are not going to be seen, they’re over.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: The Bond thing had no future?

    GEORGE: No, no future.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Hey, that was great advice, wasn’t it?

    GEORGE: Oh, real good!

  • Fio

    - 3
    CHARLES WOOLEY: Of course, there could be no 007 without the Bond girls. In the 1970s, Swedish model Britt Ekland played a dumb blonde bond girl called Goodnight in “The Man with the Golden Gun”.

    ROGER: If she gets me the Solex Agitator first.

    BRITT: First? James, you must be good.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Almost 40 years later, she is still delightful and elegant. For this assignation, Britt has arranged London’s posh West End hotel The Langham – itself a one-time Bond location – but there’s her little Mexican mate to consider. And his name is –

    BRITT: Tequila.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Tequila.

    BRITT: And he travels with me where ever they take a dog with a European passport.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: He has a passport?

    BRITT: Oh yes.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: We are at the hotel now though. How are we going to get him into the hotel?

    BRITT: Listen Charles, don’t worry.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: You have a Bond girl trick?

    BRITT: We have the power to disguise. My son was five years old when he saw the movie first, and he sat and watched it three times, and then he said “Mum you were a babe.” He’d obviously heard people say that, because at five you don’t know those words.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Well, you were a babe. I mean, most beautiful woman in the world.

    BRITT: Listen, I didn’t think I was anything. You know, I was just an ordinary Swedish girl. But if I look at photographs from that time in my life, I can say “wow, that’s pretty nice looking.”

    SEAN: Who are you?

    HONOR: My name is Pussy Galore.

    SEAN: I must be dreaming.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Some names you are surprised they got away with back then.

    BRITT: I know, they probably can’t today. I mean, ‘Pussy Galore’?

    DONALD: Allow me to introduce myself. I am Ernst Stavro Blofeld. They told me you were assassinated in Hong Kong.

    SEAN: Yes, this is my second life.

    DONALD: But you only live twice, Mr Bond.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Not as attractive, but just as vital a part of the Bond formula as the pretty girl, is the villain.

    SEAN: Do you expect me to talk?

    GERT: No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: And over 50 years, what a marvelous variety of bad guys 007 has survived – and still they keep coming.

    JASON: The more amazing the villain, the more amazing the death they can have as well, and of course Jaws, with those wonderful teeth, can bite into that cable and get electrocuted as well.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: I meet Jaws, alias the wonderfully engaging American actor Richard Kiel, in LA. Now, I can see you’re actually a gentle giant. And he looks none the worse for his ‘shocking’ career over two movies. You’ve had buildings fall on you.

    RICHARD: Yeah.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: You’ve fallen off cliffs, you’ve been chucked out of aeroplanes, you’ve wrestled a shark and killed it.

    RICHARD: Yeah, Jaws is kind of like the Eveready Bunny. He just kept coming back and brushing off his clothes and straightening his tie to do his job.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Whether you’re playing the bad guy or, like Daniel Craig, the good guy, stepping into the Bond realm is not for the modest, nor the faint-hearted. Can I say that you do a great chase?

    DANIEL: Yeah, a runaway or chase – either one.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Do you do your own stunts?

    DANIEL: I do a few of them. I try to do as many as I can, that are safe.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: You’ve obviously got a head for heights.

    DANIEL: Yeah, you kind of have to. Enjoy it, and have some fun, that’s really been the key for me on this.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: Enjoy the movie, but beware of over-analysis – that’s the advice of the second Bond, George Lazenby – the Aussie who had never acted in his life.

    GEORGE: It’s really what a man’s image of himself he’d like to have, where he could handle himself, and get the girl her wants. Getting the girl you want is probably my biggest thing.

    CHARLES WOOLEY: James Bond always gets the girl.

    GEORGE: Gets a girl. You can get a girl easy, but getting the one that you want to be with, it’s hard.

  • Fio

    Rhian Williams: I haven’t had an affair with David Beckham, but I do like Daniel Craig
    Before I launch into this week’s column I would like to confirm that I have not had an affair with David Beckham. Whatever rumours you haven’t heard are not true. There, I’ve said it – now please let that be an end to it so that David and I can move on with our lives.

    It hasn’t been the most exciting of weeks, although at least I got to welcome another jam packed fortnight of sport into my life.

    Following the London Olympics I thought my chest was past the point of any further ‘ bursting with pride’, and believe you me I have ample chest to burst, but then along came the Paralympic opening ceremony to turn me into yet another heap of emotional slush.

    I was apprehensive that the broadcasting baton had passed from the BBC to Channel 4, but relaxed immediately when I saw that Claire Balding had done her own channel hopping.

    There she was, not in some stuffy studio but mingling with the athletes and doing what she does best – listening intently and spreading her infectious enthusiasm. As Team GB made their way past her into the stadium to be welcomed by the crowd she uttered the words, “fate is what happens to you, destiny is what you do with it”. I sobbed uncontrollably into my sherry.

    The only thing missing was Prince Harry. He must have been busy.

    A few days earlier I was driving to Porthmadog and desperately seeking entertainment on the radio.

    Half way up the A470 I tuned into a local radio station and listened, intrigued, as the presenter invited listeners to reveal their weird driving habits. One woman said she drove without underwear which was just wrong. The presenter then told us that a man had contacted the station to say that every time he and his wife drove through a tunnel she held her breasts. I nearly swerved into an old people’s home. Methinks someone didn’t read the email properly.

    As it happens a few days later I was taking part in a live panel show on Radio Wales. I am not at my sharpest on a Monday morning but I somehow held my own as I waxed lyrical on the rights of women in Afghanistan, followed by the economic implications of space exploration without making it sound as if I had spent the majority of my life in a Mongolian clay hut.

    When we moved on to discuss James Bond I felt on safer ground and so when asked who was my favourite 007 I said cheekily that all Welsh ladies knew to whom I was referring when I said ‘budgie smugglers’.

    I was of course speaking of Daniel Craig and the scene when he emerged from the sea in tight trunks. The programme ended and I left the studio relieved that I hadn’t made a total idiot of myself.

    A few hours later my mother phoned and asked me if Budgie Smugglers was the name of a Bond Girl. I need to work on my communication skills.

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig – Daniel Craig Learns The Power Of Audience Opinion
    Daniel Craig Learns The Power Of Audience Opinion
    Daniel Craig never used to worry about what people thought of his career choices unlit he became James Bond.
    Daniel Craig only realised the importance of audience opinion when he became James Bond.
    The British actor never used to worry about what people thought of his career choices until he took on the role of the iconic spy and he knows the films have to do well or the series won’t continue.
    He said: ”’Skyfall’ made me remember why I do it. You know, I did a lot of movies before Bond and I used to work because I wanted to work with certain directors and great scripts and I kind of didn’t give a f**k what people thought.
    ”Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved on a very deep level.
    ”I have it in mind all the time; if it doesn’t make any money we’re f***ed.”
    However, Daniel admits the pressure of success can be an ”enemy” as he can’t afford to have any nerves playing Bond.
    He explained to Esquire magazine: ”So there’s that kind of pressure, and there’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.
    ”If you’re worried about what people are going to think, then you’re kind of nervous. But Bond can’t be f***ing nervous. Be relaxed and enjoy it, that’s what people want to see.
    ”They want to see a man enjoy fear, enjoying champagne enjoying martinis, enjoying the fact he’s got a beautiful woman.”

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig – Daniel Craig Works Hard At Comedy
    Daniel Craig has to ”work hard” at comic moments in the James Bond films and relies heavily on ”great writing” to pull off lighter scenes.
    Daniel Craig has to ”work hard” at comic moments in the James Bond films.
    The 44-year-old actor – who has played the British spy in two previous films and is reprising the role in ‘Skyfall’ – admits he could never do a Sir Roger Moore-style of Bond, who was famous for sending up the role, and relies heavily on a good script to be funny.
    He said: ”[Sir Roger Moore] was about sending it up and that’s not me. I kind of have to act it. I’m not James Bond. You know me well enough to know there’s a difference between Bond and me.
    ”I know I’m not funny-funny. So I have to work at it to find these comic moments. But if there’s a good story, then I feel quite confident. Then I can wink and hopefully the audience can go along with it. That was always the plan with ‘Skyfall’, and it relies on great writing and a good director.”
    Daniel cares a lot about what people think about the films and wants to always make them as good as possible, despite being disappointed with his last appearance in ‘Quantum of Solace’.
    He told Esquire magazine: ”Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved in the films on a very deep level. I have it in mind all the time; if it doesn’t make any money, we’re f**ked.”

  • Guinness

    “if its too good to be true, it probably is…” ok. good advice, thank you for bringing me back down, friend across the pond. And yes, dirty Hairy’s performance should not be chalked up to his advanced age–he was always a dirty hairy Tory. Ha! And good luck with your cabinet reshuffle-hopefully we won’t have one in a few months…i am doing all I can NOT to have it shuffle here.
    Well, hope Dan is enjoying his R&R with his wand, I mean, wizarding world. (that is stupid but I couldn’t work “wand” in any other way!!! I wish Dan could work his wand in MY direction….aaaahhhh.)
    and read Fio’s posts—hysterical! thx Fio.
    Imma watching Hunger Games—NOT a fan. Everyone else can love and watch it, I am boycotting it. I have convince myself to read Grey’s adult books before the movie comes out. Damn, Dan—why won’t you reconsider this role?? omygasharoonie, can you imagine Dan as a, well, whatever he does in the books to the women—if i read it, it will be Dan I imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amy

    Tim Gersec ‏@Timgers
    I just met Daniel Craig my favorite actor of all time I love him so much and he asked me what my name was and also he shook my hand!!!!!!!
    Tim Gersec ‏@Timgers
    @flover63 He is soo nice and looks awseome and no in new York state in upstate new York

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig’s personal life suffers during Bond shoots
    The actor, who is married to fellow Brit Rachel Weisz, admits filming his scenes as Bond is “all-encompassing” and he struggles to switch off when he heads home.

    He tells Britain’s Empire magazine, “When I’m doing the movie I’m totally single-minded. It is to the detriment of my personal life, but fortunately I have a very understanding family and they understand that that’s part of it and that it’s all-encompassing. I keep my energy levels as high as I can all the time.”

    However, Craig is thankful for the opportunity to work on such an established film series, adding: “I want to inspire, and be inspired. And I’m lucky enough to work with some incredible people with vast experience. I was standing on top of a train in Turkey with this crew of people, I looked around and I thought, ‘You know, this is the best place to be for an actor.’ So I kind of give it all I’ve got, and then collapse for a while.”

  • Fio

    (PICS) Brand New SKYFALL Stills Hit The Web
    Released on the Forbes China website, new still images for the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall have hit the web. Featuring Daniel Craig’s James Bond in all five photos, check them out below!

  • Fio

    Hi, Guinness
    Yeah, if he were a little younger, he would be eligible for the role!
    to Amy
    “He is soo nice and looks awseome and no in new York state in upstate new York”
    Daniel and Rachel got married in a small, private ceremony in “upstate” NY. And they were also spotted kissing in upstate NY :)
    Remember this?

    Stars sizzle before wedding
    Rachel Weisz’s wedding to Daniel Craig may have taken the showbiz world by surprise — but not her Catskills neighbors, who say the couple have been looking “so in love” during public outings.
    Witnesses tell us in the weeks leading up to the wedding, the smitten pair were acting like newlyweds, canoodling in a local supermarket and gym in upstate Stone Ridge.
    One source said that on June 10, “I saw them in the local grocery store, Emmanuel’s Market Place. They looked like the world’s hottest couple.
    “They were casually dressed, then Daniel suddenly pulled Rachel to him in the middle of produce and gave her a passionate kiss, right next to the bananas. They looked more in love and sexier than Brad and Angelina.”

    Another witness spotted the couple at local gym The Ridge the next day, saying, “They were working out together, and there would be a passing kiss and a wink. She was on the treadmill and looked in great shape while he was working the weights. He did an unbelievable amount of crunches. His abs are clearly an important part of his package. He was doing them on the workout ball, then he flipped over and did reverse crunches holding the medicine ball.”
    Days later, the lovebirds were back in Manhattan, sharing a romantic dinner at The Lion. They tied the knot June 22 with just four people at the ceremony — Henry, Weisz’ 5-year-old son with “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky, Craig’s daughter Ella, 18, and two friends as witnesses.
    Weisz, 40, announced her split from Aronofsky last November after eight years. Craig, 43, then called off his engagement to Satsuki Mitchell. Weisz and Craig went public in December when they spent Christmas together at a cottage in England.
    Another source tells us the two briefly dated around 20 years ago and remained friends, but fell in love after they worked together last year on “Dream House.” Weisz is in “The Whistleblower,” due on Aug. 5. She’ll then film “The Bourne Legacy” and “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” Craig will star in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and then play James Bond for the third time.

  • Mendel

    to Fio

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with all things Dan :)

    “A few hours later my mother phoned and asked me if Budgie Smugglers was the name of a Bond Girl.”

    LOL! Priceless. Actually, that IS a good name for a Bond Girl!

    Hi Guinness

    “i am doing all I can NOT to have it shuffle here.”

    You go girl!!!

    ” wish Dan could work his wand in MY direction….aaaahhhh.)”

    And he wouldn’t have to use engorgio either ;)

    “mma watching Hunger Games—NOT a fan.”

    I am curious, but hadn’t had a chance to read the books or see the film.

    “omygasharoonie, can you imagine Dan as a, well, whatever he does in the books to the women”

    Of course, I would only watch the film for its artistic quality *grin*

    “So I kind of give it all I’ve got, and then collapse for a while.”

    This sums it up…I mean, the artistic quality of the film… ;)

  • Amy

    Lucas Xeserox Fox ‏@JPSXeserox
    I just accidentally bumped my shopping cart into James Bond’s shopping cart. Seriously Daniel Craig in upstate NY?!?!?!? Color me giddy!
    Stephen Chast ‏@StephenChast
    @JPSXeserox Yeah, I heard yesterday that he bought a house in . Probably just a vacation-home, but still cool.
    Tess ‏@LaodiceanDD
    My boss just called and said she just saw Daniel Craig. In Kingston. NY. #rrrrriiiiight

  • Guinness

    whollly crakp your wrote ENGORGIO —that will be on my bmind for a Dan’s wand and his spellbinding unspoken spell.”ENGORGIO”!! clever Brit! nice. AND–can you imagine him “giving all that he gots, sweat beads, and caressing collapse time for a while”…..that is what he said right? You read it that way too,
    right? excellent dreams tonight!!!

    The pinnacle of his career–some people dont get a chance to understand or grasp such a moment—I appreciate he noticed his–on top of a Turkey Train. Excellent for him to say out loud. He ap
    preciates and recognizes his “actualization”……

    And yes, Fio, keep bringin’ it! uh, but we don’t have to have the synopsis of his love fest. That just brings reality. blah! But he is soooo close to North country autumn fest, someone tell him that i would buy him all the microbrews he could drink if he visited Guinnessland!! (you too mendel…)

    And someone tell Dan to stop saying he isn’t funny unless he has help—being a Brit MAKES one funny—just the severity of his sarcastic wit is fantastic and i can’t wait to see him carry it off in skysfalling. probly buy it just to see him do that–not because of his blue-skinned-swimming suit!!!!
    ciao dawgs….~G~

  • Guinness

    I would still go for it in the sexcalade!!!! who needs champagne when they got GUINNESS????????

  • Fio

    I think Skyfall will be great, so the studio pleased with Daniel’s work. And Daniel feels comfortable with the Bond role :)

    Daniel Craig to Play James Bond “At Least Five Times”
    Studio executives hope that Daniel Craig will be the longest-serving 007.
    Daniel Craig will play James Bond in at least five films in the EON Productions series, MI6 can confirm. He has already completed shooting on his third outing, “Skyfall”, which will open nationwide in the UK on October 26th. His remaining contracted fourth and fifth films will be the 24th and 25th movies in the official series respectively.

    Sony Pictures, who through a new co-financing deal with MGM, are also set to continue their relationship that started with “Casino Royale” in to Bond 24. Studio executives have been alluding to a return to the two-year cycle to produce the 007 adventures, which would peg Bond 24 as a late 2014 release.
    This schedule may be too aggressive for the artistic process at EON Productions, who have savoured the longer than usual break between films to craft the script for “Skyfall” and have other non-007 related projects in the works, too. Craig himself is keen to have a breather before kicking off another Bond outing, telling press recently that he is not taking any other film work on until after all the “Skyfall” promotional work is over in the New Year. Behind the scenes, EON recently started inking screenwriting contracts for Craig’s next two Bond movies. Producer Michael G. Wilson also said publicly that he hopes Craig will go on to be the longest serving actor in the role.

    A total of five outings would make him the third longest serving James Bond actor in terms of films produced, but Craig has already clocked up six years in the role over three movies, longer than the time it took Sean Connery to make five. Although Craig’s contract has two more films yet to run, Bond actors have been released early from their commitments. Both Connery and Timothy Dalton left the role a film early for completely different reasons.

  • Guinness

    WOW-Thanks Fio for that little article. It is little, but reveals ALOT. I ponder all the facts…and if we know Dan…like we know DAN…he is a type A personality–when it comes to work—I think he may attempt a worlds’ record at being Bond. Hell, I would if I were him-and his body is going to be awesome into his 50′s too—it just works out that way.(ha–’it just works out” that way…get it? working out exercising? the pun ness of it?ok shut it. ) AND, if his knees kneed work–I will use mine on him instead!!! uh, yea, that doesn’t really make sense, but it puts a great picture in my head for what i can do for him on my knees and damn, i wrote head in the same sentencetneklssddfdfslsdldl………

    and he probably won’t kneed to sign any other contracts anyway or work for the rest of his life (JFC, did i just type knee again??). He is working in 2 movie series!!! and his wife probly aint quittin’ her job. Damn, its good to be king, eh, Dan? Nice job. You figured it out, happy for you. Now i just have to stop giving Freezie catnip and recording it laughing my beep off!!!!! pathetic i am. want to see the vid????

  • Fio

    Hi, Guinness
    Yeah, I was glad at about the good news! Daniel realised there was a lot of pressure to playing Bond on him to deliver a great performance, but he really loves playing Bond. He also said, while shooting the Bond film, he is involved in the films on a very deep level, and he has it in his mind all the time. I’m happy he has limitless possibilities to playing Bond. It means this opens up new possibilities! :D

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale trunks in Bond memorabilia charity auction
    Christie’s to sell James Bond props from cufflinks to cars to mark 007′s 50th anniversary
    For the man who truly believes he would look as good in powder-blue nylon trunks as Daniel Craig did as he emerged from the Caribbean in Casino Royale comes a unique opportunity – you can buy the very pair.

    It was announced on Thursday that the trunks, size large, are being sold as part of a James Bond charity auction to mark the 50th anniversary of the 007 film franchise. From costumes to cufflinks to the six-litre Aston Martin used in Quantum of Solace, 50 lots are to be sold by Christie’s both online and at an invitation-only evening sale.

    The Christie’s director, Nicolette Tomkinson, said the aim was to offer a broad spectrum of prices – “we hope to make memorabilia from the 23 Bond films accessible to all”.

  • Mike

    @Fio: Hell freakin’ YEAH!!!!!!!!! That’s the best news I have heard this year. The most amazing part of the article — the words ‘at least’. ;)

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    ” You read it that way too,
    right? excellent dreams tonight!!!”

    Yes, thanks, very sweet dreams to you, too!!! *grin*

    “someone tell him that i would buy him all the microbrews he could drink if he visited Guinnessland!! (you too mendel…)”

    Sounds like a fabulous plan!!!

    ” probly buy it just to see him do that–not because of his blue-skinned-swimming suit!!!!”

    Sure, like myself you are purely watching the film for the humour and wit ;p

    “it puts a great picture in my head for what i can do for him on my knees and damn, i wrote head in the same sentencetneklssddfdfslsdldl………



    “Now i just have to stop giving Freezie catnip and recording it laughing my beep off!!!!! pathetic i am. want to see the vid????”

    *raises hand* I do!!!

    to Fio

    I was just about to post the link to the Guardian article :)

    “It is there that the La Perla trunks, one of two pairs bought for the film, will be sold – but perhaps not modelled.”


    And great news about the ‘at least five times’. Yay!

  • Amy

    Why does he attend at Toronto International Film Festival?
    Lauren Ash ‏@lauren_ash
    First TIFF star sightings? Bruce Willis and Daniel Craig! I don’t know who was hotter! (Kidding, clearly it was Bruce) #TIFF2012

  • to 46

    because he can!

  • Elle

    I’m so happy, I want to shout for joy! Daniel is a terrific Bond, he knows just what Bond is.

  • Guinness

    Crap. Cant get Freezie downloaded. I will keep trying.
    And—wouldn’t you think that the trunks would go for more money if they were modelled?(woah-spell that!)
    the auctioneer company: “Your trash is someone else’s treasure” begins the bidding…
    “ok millionaire freaks who are gonna pay money for something that held and touched Dan Craig’s “tremendous trunk”, we have the trunks bidding at $1000000000000 yen to start off. who’s gonna start us off? you, in the back, yes, you-Guinness-from the back, you will get Dan’s trunk off to a big beginning(in bidding, of course:)? so, we have 100000000000000 going, who’s gonna go higher? Guinness? ok, Guinnness wants a higher (bid) for Dan’s trunk. I mean, trunks.

    i got ot stop can’t type with allt he trunk from thte back writting and getting bigger—-wholly whew. YOU get the idea, si????

    Can’t wait to see in IMAX! hey, do you have an IMAX anywhere across the pond? I know, a country so advanced as yours—not requiring photo id for voting–has to have an IMAX. (yes, our Tory state NH has just elected that everyone needs an Identification to vote. and through my research, there has not been a conviction of voter fraud EVER in our state, i guess this is a good idea so that granny doesnn’t vote twice or something–it may throw the election. aaaaahhhhhh.)) AND tell Dan NOT to listen to Nickayyy Minaj anymore cuz she is a Tory that tells us “ho’s” not to screw up the economy. oh, yea, i love election years…I am trying to write stuff to send to NPR and local papers, but too much emotions get in the way.

    oops. not my blog…yet….DAN looks so cute in the new jj pic about Bond.

  • Guinness

    oooooo–what I would do to that ear!!!!
    and if he went to Toronto……Dan!!! Guinness is over here!!! Mendel’s comin’ over for a few micro brews and a campfire of smores!!

    (hhmm Wanna Smores could be a good Bond girl name? ah, no. too–not trashy enough. do they have smores across the pond in the land of cabinet shuffling? oh, explain from last post: PHOTO id is going to have to be shown BEFORE you are allowed to vote. JFC.) My 80yr mom doesnt drive, doesnt have photo id….she has all faculties and she’s gonna say screwit, I’m not going to go thru hassles—her mother went throu sufferage–crap. crap carp. blah blah blahhhhhhhhh freeeeziie????where are u?