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Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig Partner with Opportunity Network

Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig Partner with Opportunity Network

Rachel Weisz holds hands with her son Henry, 6, while strolling the streets on their way to school on Wednesday morning (May 15) in New York City.

It was just announced that the 43-year-old actress and her husband Daniel Craig have partnered with The Opportunity Network, a New York City nonprofit, to put high-achieving, low-income students on the road to the top colleges and successful careers.

Rachel and Daniel provided the organization with a multi-year charitable gift to help expand its programs and continue its mission.

“Some of the brightest, most motivated young people are living in New York City neighborhoods where college seems further away than a foreign country. We want to help give them a passport to a better life,” Daniel said in a statement.

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  • dtm

    Good on them!

  • lots

    Very cool, this sounds like a very good cause. He’s a people person, I can see him concentrating heavily on charities in the future. I’d love to see him do some more for comic relief, that sketch he did with catherine tate was comedy gold & strangely hot at the same time

  • Alex

    So cool!

  • Bianca

    Couldn’t agree more. His sincerity inspired belief. Love it!!

  • Jess

    Great statement! It expressed his love, sincerity, warm, kind & friendly to low-income students, and evokes someone into action by arousing our emotions.

  • Amy

    An American fashion designer Betsey Johnson said:
    “Someday my prince will come. That will be in the form of Daniel Craig”
    #cool beans

  • Amy

    It’s an awesome painting!!!
    Kim Herrera @mskimrenner
    @RachelHWeisz, @RachelWeisz_Fan, @DanielCraig_007, @Daniiel_007, @Hannah_JLO. I made that for her.

  • Amy

    Courtney White ‏@TheCourtneyMW
    Apparently Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig are at the movie theater I’m seeing Star Trek at tonight.

  • Rie

    I totally agree with his statement. Where there’s a will there’s a way.

  • Monica

    @Amy: Daniel’s a Star Trek fan. He stated in a 2007 interview that he would like to appear in it.


    Dark Knight to rise for next James Bond? Christopher Nolan approached to direct next 007 film

    Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next 007 movie.
    It’s early days, but informal talks have begun between Nolan, his representatives and the powers behind the James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G .Wilson.
    Nolan, who made the Batman trilogy Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — and had time for Inception in between — would be a cool choice after Sam Mendes decided not to shoot Bond 24.
    Following the amazing box-office and critical success of Skyfall, Mendes was close to saying ‘yes’ to the next instalment, but had to withdraw because of his theatre commitments Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear with Simon Russell Beale at the National Theatre.
    Also, a lot of unconfirmed chatter has started about Mendes running the National Theatre once Sir Nicholas Hytner steps down in March 2015 after a glorious decade at the helm of the theatrical powerhouse on the South Bank.
    There are all sorts of reasons why Nolan might not want to do the next Bond film, though he is known to be an admirer of Bond star Daniel Craig.
    For starters, he’s in pre-production of his own next big film, Interstellar, with Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, and he might prefer not to go straight from one huge production into another.
    But as one of my Bond experts commented: ‘It does no harm for Broccoli and Wilson to talk with Nolan, even if nothing happens this time round.’
    Mendes told me that there would be at least a year to 18 months of pre-production preparation and then six months of filming involved in Bond 24, and the producers want to shoot the follow-up soon after.

    That would be a heavy workload for anyone.
    But it would be fascinating to see a film-maker of Nolan’s standing build on what Mendes and the 007 gang has already done with Bond.

  • Kristin

    her dress is ugly.

  • Amy

    Daniel was at Nürburgring in Geramany today!
    In geheimer Mission? Auch Daniel Craig ist am #Nürburgring! Livestream gibt’s später hier:
    Miriam Awesome ‏@Schmiricle
    my mum just talked to Daniel Craig at this Aston Martin event in Germany. I am so jealous right now!
    Zora Red ‏@Zora_Red
    Daniel Craig am Nürburgring \o/
    Scheiss auf Monaco, ab in die Eifel
    Holly ‏@hollywn
    I love how Daniel Craig is at the N24h for the Astons. he actually IS James Bond
    Eve Hewitt ‏@radiolemans
    And the studio has just been visited by 007…Not the car this time..Daniel Craig pops in to soak up the atmosphere
    Graham Goodwin ‏@dsceditor
    @radiolemans Bond in the booth!
    Eve Hewitt ‏@radiolemans
    007 visits RLM at the Ring….oh and he came to see some cars too #gorgeousAstonMartins
    Jess Westbrook ‏@JessWesty1
    @hatschun Just found out Daniel Craig is at N’ring w\ Aston Martin. That should give u & Maud something more entertaining than G’wood prep!
    Teagan Kahlich-Limer ‏@teaganlimerX
    Did I just see Daniel Craig at the Nürburgring 24hr or am I just tired?
    Javi Blanco ‏@JaviBlancofdz
    Daniel craig en nurburgring
    Giulietta ‏@g1ul1etta
    Daniel Craig ist am Nürburgring. WARUM BIN ICH HEUTE NICHT AM NÜRBURGRING?! #n24h
    Rike ‏@conejita_unica
    Sir Stirling Moss and Daniel Craig at the 24 hours race. #nurburgring #24h

  • Amy

    And Naomie at Cannes Film Festival. :)
    British GQ ‏@BritishGQ
    You can probably guess Naomie Harris best-dressed man… “Daniel Craig. It’s the fit of the suit. So snug!” #Cannes #Skyfall

  • Daniel drives DB5@Nurburgring

    Daniel Craig drives DB5 from Skyfall at Nurburgring
    It was a well-kept secret as good as any plot from a James Bond movie, when Bond star Daniel Craig arrived by helicopter this afternoon, only to climb into his Aston Martin DB5 from the film Skyfall.
    Craig was here to drive the stunning silver DB5 as part of Aston’s centenary parade lap, which saw over 100 Aston Martin models spanning the company’s 100-year history complete a full lap of the Nurburgring.
    The popular Bond star was accompanied by other famous cars and drivers including Sir Stirling Moss who drove his 1959 race-winning Aston Martin DBR1 and Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez who drove the one-off CC100 Speedster Concept, which made its world debut at the event.
    Also joining them at the Nurburgring was a 1951 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead, as well as a 1953 DB3.
    Bez later joined Craig on a tour of the pit area before jumping in the driver’s seat of the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S.

  • Daniel drives DB5@Nurburgring

    More pics
    Daniel Craig drives DB5 from Skyfall at Nurburgring – Photos (1/15)

  • Kate

    Who is that ugly fat woman who is always with him at every event????? I hate that cow. I don’t know why but I do. She’s very off-putting.

  • To Kate

    That “ugly fat” woman is Laura Symons, she’s been his publicis for years. Very nice woman and far more close to him that you’ll ever be you enviouy little SH**I**TT. LOL

  • Kate

    Doesn’t she have other clients? She keeps following him everywhere like a dog. Really gets on my nerves.

  • To Kate

    Pierce Brosnan, Thandie Newton, Olivia Williams to name a few. She runs her own PR firm, has worked for huge magazines like GQ, is part of the Board of Directors at First Light,
    She gets to know the world and the beauties and the famous, unlike some tw**at sitting behind the keyboard and getting riled and gree with envy.

  • Kate

    Thanks for the info. Oh yes, I’m green with envy, but she’s too ugly to bed him anyway. I bet she’d like to. She is with him everywhere as if it was her who got him the Bond role. I think she needs him much more than he needs her. She follows him to events, because it’s great publicity FOR HER. She can pretend to be such a good publicist, whereas she’s just using his glory to promote herself. In my opinion she’s totally useless.


    Michael Schumacher drives F1 car and Daniel Craig drives DB5 at Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany

  • Kate

    That terrible woman spoiled the whole video. Ugh. Daniel looks gorgeous as usual.

  • To Kate

    you are a poor little thing aren’t you?????

    She was already with him when s*H*i*theads like you didn’t give a damn about him. She’s one of his closest friends.

  • @21

    I’m sure you are too ugly too to bed him. Even if you were beautiful on the outsite, your posts show that you are a mean ugly person inside. Mr. Craig is not attracted to that….me thinks!

  • Kate

    @24 How do you know she’s one of his closest friends? Do you know them personally and Daniel told you that? You can call me names, I don’t care, you have no ability to offend me.
    And BTW, I’ve known him as an actor for ages, well since Love is The Devil and loved him since then, I was never interested in who his agents were, so I didn’t know her. Jealous or not jealous, I just cannot stand that woman. Since he became Bond she’s seen with him everywhere. I like Rachel a lot, but that woman puts me off.

  • to kate

    I’m not intersted in offending you. And how can you say you can’t stand her if you don’t know her anyway. She was his publicist well before Love is a devil and there are many pics of her with Daniel well before Bond.

    And I don’t know Daniel in person, but I have worked with Laura on many occasions, since she represents several other actors too.

  • Kate

    How did you work with her? Are you in show business? Sometimes it happens that you don’t know someone, but they put you off somehow. Or maybe it’s jealousy, because she is so lucky to accompany him everywhere. Don’t like her, that’s it.

  • to kate

    I’m not in the business but I’m working at an agency which works for several charity organisations some of her clients are involved with.

  • Fio

    Uh-oh, everyone is here? :)
    I posted it in pre-thread already, tho.

    Read my lips: Daniel Craig is Bond
    Would Bond film producer Barbara Broccoli send a redhead out on Her Majesty’s secret service? She has just cast Homeland star Damian Lewis opposite Andrea Riseborough in The Silent Storm, a romantic drama being shot in Scotland this summer.

    “I won’t answer that,” she said at last night’s Women for Women International Gala. “Daniel Craig is Bond. There’s a full stop at the end of that sentence.”

  • Fio
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  • Fio

    I think Daniel’s really beautiful. The coat fits him perfectly!

  • Magda

    @Fio: Thanks a million for the lovely pics! He’s MORE than beautiful.

  • Amy

    @Fio: Thanks for the photos! Happy to see his hair is back! lol
    It makes him look more attractive, more beautiful and even 10 years younger and sexier.

  • Amy

    Daniel touched down at JFK or Newark airport already?
    Mike Stone ‏@Stone_Lad
    Daniel Craig and Selena Gomez in the same day #celebspotting
    Mike Stone ‏@Stone_Lad
    @Lewis_Loftus Heathrow Airport laddimar

  • Fio

    Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Renovating Their Home
    The “Skyfall” star, Daniel Craig, and his actress wife Rachel Weisz, are redecorating their plush home in Stone Ridge, New York, according to the New York Post.

    The house actually belongs to Weisz. Apparently, Craig wants to install a gym in the uptown home. Probably because when Craig goes to the gym, all those prying and admiring eyes make him a little shy.

    Before Weisz and Craig got married, the two were seen at the local gym, working out and flirting with each other.

    According to a Post report published during that period, a source revealed, “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.”
    Well! The couple clearly needed privacy then, and in order to work out without having to be conscious about who is blowing kisses and winking at whom, the private gym building makes perfect sense. They are planning their renovation as quietly as they can, just like their wedding.

    The couple tied the knot in 2011. The wedding was a very private ceremony with just four people attending the function.

    Other than renovating their home and doing cozy lunches and dinners, the couple will be appearing in a play together.

  • Fio

    Daniel and Skyfall nominated for TCA 2013.
    to Magda
    My pleasure :)
    to Amy
    Yeah, this twitpic was taken last November. His hair still was too short.
    I approve of Daniel’s present hairstyle!

    SammyP023 Samantha Price: Me and James Bond in Afghan, what a complete gent @Daniel_Craig made my tour :-)

  • Fio
  • marilyn

    Kate@ 05/20/2013 at 5:32 am
    Seriously, are you a child?

  • Maja

    Quite a nest :) I’d love to give him much more than just a “quantum” of comfort after a long day :) Foot massage? :)

  • Mendel

    to Fio

    thanks for all the info! I had such a mad week, so it is nice to come back!
    I love the pic of Dan in that snazzy coat – would love him without it, too ;)

  • Maja

    Who wouln’t love him wihout the coat? :) Oh my….

  • Fio

    Daniel at Nurburgring
    (More pics)
    Daniel was a special guest of Aston, whose attendance was kept deliberately secret to reduce unwanted media interference. Security kept what media there was at bay, in deference to the fact that this was a private visit.

  • Fio

    With Daniel leading off.
    Back in the paddock Daniel took time to look around the cars on show, chatting to Stirling Moss and Dr Bez before heading into the main GP track area for a brief visit.

  • to FIO

    I wonder who owns this AM. Clearly one from the continent, it’s a right hand car

  • Mendes In Talks To Direct B24

    Sam Mendes Back In The Picture To Direct Next James Bond Film
    EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and MGM have started talks for Sam Mendes to return and direct Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. Mendes helmed the last installment, Skyfall, an audience-pleasing film that grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to become the biggest Bond film and the eighth-highest-grossing film of all time. John Logan is writing the next film.
    There has been much speculation on whether Mendes would come back — right now he’s knee-deep preparing for the West End launch of the stage musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, which will then move to Broadway. That happened because Mendes bowed out, claiming that musical and King Lear were his new priorities and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli seemed resigned and they moved on. Recently, he and the producers got back in touch. While Mendes’ first love is theater, it became clear that the producers wanted him and he wanted to return, and the only thing standing in the way were these stage commitments that Mendes felt obligated to do. So, they’ve decided to wait for him to work through those other commitments, and he’s now making a deal to start production probably next year. What’s the hurry? Craig doesn’t seem to have aged since he took the Bond role; he’s always in rocking shape. While Mendes looked doubtful, a bunch of names have been floated in the press, from Ang Lee to Nicolas Winding Refn and Christopher Nolan. I’m not sure there is much validity to any of them, but now it is a moot point, because Mendes will be the director of the next Bond. A Mendes return should tickle the 007 crowd. Like Craig’s first outing Casino Royale, Skyfall scratched beneath the stone killer/lover Bond facade with an intelligent spy story that provided a sense of how the agent became that cold ruthless agent. Audiences responded in both cases. Neither MGM nor Sony would comment.

  • Nicolas Winding Refn For B24

    Exclusive: Nicolas Winding Refn Could Be Directing the Next Bond
    “I love Bond… I love him.” I might have landed a pretty big scoop, if a big smile is any kind of confirmation. At the end of the Cannes Film Festival, I was invited to interview Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive), who was there with his divisive new film Only God Forgives. At the end of the interview (being posted soon), I asked him about a project I heard he might be involved in – the next James Bond movie. His reaction is very interesting to watch, as his body language and big smile seem to indicate he might be a top contender, however he doesn’t actually say yes at all. View the clip below.

    I had been tipped from a trustworthy source that Refn has been connected to the new Bond, as it sounds like EON is meeting with quite a few unique directors (including Chris Nolan, Danny Boyle, J.A. Bayona). So I asked him if he’s considering doing Bond coming up. “Where did you hear that?” was his immediate response. I pushed him a bit more and tried to get confirmation, but alas “I love Bond… I love him,” is all he said. Check out the smile when I hint that perhaps we have to wait for an announcement coming up. Watch:
    Watch his response and make what you will of it. On one hand, I think he could be messing with me, totally playing along. On the other, I think there was something behind his responses, with the way he replied. It may not mean he is set, and could just be one of the many directors they’re talking to, but I’m sure we’ll find out more soon. I would be intrigued in seeing a Nicolas Winding Refn James Bond, especially after Skyfall and how much Mendes pushed and rejuvenated the Daniel Craig Bond again in such a dark way. But could he even make a PG-13 Bond? Refn’s violence is so brutal, though they could cut it in the right places. Either way, I’m curious, and hopefully not the only one who now thinks he’s very interested in making this move.

    My full 22-minute interview with Nicolas Winding Refn will be posted later this week. Oddly enough, the topic we had discussed just before this Bond question involved Hollywood and how he “wasn’t willing to give up [his] creative freedom” for the studios. I was intrigued to hear him jump from saying those things to possibly being interested in making Bond 24, but we’ll have to see what happens. Refn’s Only God Forgives arrives in theaters starting July 19th this summer. Stay tuned for the full video. So what do you think?

    Update! As expected, the Hollywood trades have chimed in. Variety wrote a post mentioning our scoop and followed up adding three more big names into the Bond 24 director mix: Shane Black, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper. In addition, Jeff Sneider of The Wrap confirmed in a tweet at least this much: “Nicolas Winding Refn makes moves about men of action & few words. James Bond is cut from that mold. Refn may not get it but he’s in the mix.” Only time will tell, but Refn is in contention with others. We will be watching closely.

  • Lee, Hooper, Black For B24

    Who Will Sony Tap to Direct Next ‘Bond’ Movie?
    Eon has met with directors including Ang Lee, Tom Hooper and Shane Black
    With Eon and Sony Pictures planning two more James Bond pics with star Daniel Craig, the studio is currently on the hunt for the helmer to helm the next installment.
    As of now, no choice has been made, though has reported that Nicolas Winding Refn is being considered to take the job after the site interviewed him at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Though he is in the running, Refn is just one of the directors who Eon has shown interest in. The shingle has also considered helmers including Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black.

    Sources tell Variety it could still be some time until a decision is made — not only because they are still meeting with helmers, but also because the details of Craig’s deal are still being worked out. Given how successful the franchise has been with Craig as the star, especially the last pic, the star’s deal is expected to be very lucrative and probably also involves director approval.

    As of now, John Logan, who wrote “Skyfall,” is on board to write the screenplay, with plans to get a film released by 2016. Sam Mendes was originally asked to return but passed on the offer to focus on other commitments.