In uncharacteristically playful humour, Daniel Craig deliberates stunts, style and his future as Bond as 007 celebrates a magnificent half century.
Fifty years after Sean Connery uttered those immortals words, ‘Bond… James Bond’ for the first time in Dr. No while Ursula Andres emerged from the water in ‘that’ bikini, there’s a special nostalgia for fans of 007, and early reports are already calling new instalment Skyfall among the best of the franchise.
Surely it’s the perfect opportunity to get all six Bonds together for a historical meeting of minds, a chance that one one would pass up? Sadly, Daniel Craig doesn’t seem that fussed. “I don’t think it’s going to happen; we are all very separate people, and different people. I don’t think we have any desire to be in each other’s company more than saying ‘hello’ and socialising occasionally. But to have it paraded out in front of people, I think would just be slightly embarrassing and awkward,” he laughs.
“I know Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan but I have never met any of the others. And I don’t think I will, at least not in those circumstances. That’s the point of Bond, though. It evolves. People move on. That’s quite unique.”
In Daniel’s third outing as the iconic spy, Skyfall sees Bond face the secrets of his dark past while M, played once again to aplomb by Dame Judi Dench, watches on as murky dealings come back to haunt her. Directed by Sam Mendes, who assembled a stellar cast including 28 Days Later star Naomie Harris, with sultry newcomer Berenice Marlohe providing the necessary eye candy, the Oscar winner landed a coup when casting Javier Bardem as Bond’s deadly adversary, Silva.