You’re li­censed to chill me, Mr Craig

Daily Mail - - Life -

Not only has the up­roar of our na­tional pol­i­tics made the UK a global laugh­ing stock, now peo­ple are tak­ing the mickey out of Daniel Craig, too. the rot­ters.

Craig turned up at a James Bond launch in Ja­maica re­cently, wear­ing plim­solls and a pained ex­pres­sion, as if the whole jun­ket was sev­eral fath­oms be­neath him.

As film­ing be­gins on the 25th 007 movie, Amer­i­can news­pa­pers are lin­ing up to take pot­shots, call­ing the 51year-old ac­tor a pout­ing cur­mud­geon and a grump, some­one who has ru­ined Bond.

they would pre­fer to see the hu­mour brought back, along with the silly gad­gets and the laughs.

Please, no. While Craig might be a ghastly thesp in real life, I loved his por­trayal — he was the only Bond who seemed like he re­ally meant it; that jaded dark­ness and brood­ing pa­tri­otic fer­vour some­how chimed with the times.

that scene in Sky­fall where he stands on a roof in West­min­ster as Union flags flut­ter across Lon­don, look­ing ab­so­lutely fu­ri­ous — well that said it all for me. Plus his sheer phys­i­cal­ity in the role, which trounces all those smirk­ing pseuds.

And if we think Daniel is too right on and Leftie, I shud­der to think what will come next.

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