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Daniel Craig 007…

We have an exclusive interview with Daniel Craig in our November issue out from tomorrow! Here is a sneak preview for you, to read the full interview you can grab a copy of the magazine in participating restaurants, bars, cafes, salons and stores in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. 

James Bond ‘agent 007’ turns 50 this year, and celebrates five decades as British intelligence’s number one lethal weapon – a debonair agent with a licence to kill. And he’s holding up remarkably well, don’t you think?

Daniel Craig’s latest instalment, Skyfall, holds special significance for fans of 007 as, for the first time, we delve into the murky world of Bond’s dark past, his relationship with his family, and how it moulded him into the man he is today. It’s interesting then to learn then that the 44-year-old actor, widely lauded as the best Bond since Sean Connery, nearly turned down the chance to portray the iconic spy.

“I think I was just a little bewildered that they would even come to me,” Craig explains. “It wasn’t even on my radar. And I suppose I was concerned about being typecast.” “But you know, when you weigh it up, it’s not a bad thing to be typecast as James Bond! Is it, really? I’m incredibly proud and lucky to be in the position I’m in here. Especially to have made this film, and to be around when it celebrates it’s half century – that’s very special.”

Reports long suggested that this would be Craig’s last outing as 007. What made him change his mind? “Money,” he snorts cheerfully, in uncharacteristically playful humour.

“Yeah, I’m doing Bond 24 for sure, 25 is still up in the air but that’s looking hopeful. Look, I have a great time with these movies; I’m not in any rush to shirk off the responsibility. For as long as people want to see me as Bond, I’ll happily oblige.”

Craig’s third outing as the iconic spy sees him face the mysteries of his dark past while M, played once again with great majesty by Dame Judi Dench, watches on as murky dealings come back to haunt her. Directed by Sam Mendes, who assembled a stellar cast with 28 Days Later star Naomie Harris and 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. And diehards may be slightly surprised to see a homoerotic subtext in 007’s relationship with Silva.

Grab the latest issue to read the rest! Or watch this space for the back issue next in December!