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Grinning baddie is based on Blair

QUANTUM WHAT?

- by TOM HUTCHISON

INSPIRATIO­N: Actor Mathieu BOND’S new deadly arch-enemy is based on Tony Blair.

Evil villain Dominic Greene is said to have the same “sinister smile” as the former Prime Minister, 54.

But he is not the only leader to provide inspiratio­n for the movie character.

Greene is also said to have the “craziness” of new French premier Nicholas Sarkozy, 52.

But the angry oddball will not be a traditiona­l Bond baddie, because he apparently does not know how to fight.

French actor Mathieu Amalric, 42, who plays him in the new 007 flick, said: “He’s the worst villain we’ve ever had. He’s really dangerous.

“In fact he walks around thinking he’s in a Bond film.”

Speaking of his inspiratio­n for the role, Mathieu revealed: “I’ve been taking details – the smile of Tony Blair, the craziness of Sarkozy.”

But when it comes to punch-ups, the actor admitted Greene was a big girl’s blouse.

“He was supposed to have a secret skill.

“But we had this idea that maybe if the villain doesn’t know how to fight, James Bond would be more surprised.

“Sometimes anger can be much more dangerous.

“I’m going to fight like in school. I was going to say: ‘Like a woman’!” THE title of the new 007 movie Quantum Of Solace left moviegoers baffled yesterday, and even star Daniel Craig admitted: “This name is meant to confuse a little.”

Some fans reckon the words – taken from a little-known short story by James Bond creator Ian Fleming – sound more sci-fi than superspy.

They think it means something like “a crumb of comfort”. But film buffs believe it is a winner. Olly Richards, of Empire magazine, said: “Most Bond titles don’t make much sense anyway. What does Thunderbal­l mean? Or Tomorrow Never Dies?”

And Ajay Chowdhury, of the James Bond Internatio­nal Fan Club, said: “Yes, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher, but once you get it on the poster with 007 and two beautiful girls, I don’t think anyone will mind.”

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THREE ’N EASY: Daniel Craig poses with sexy new Bond girls Olga Kurylenko, left, and Gemma Arterton at last night’s photoshoot
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CREEPY: The real Blair

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