Love and mar­riage for tat­tooed Bond?


WHEN Daniel Craig starts work early next year on what will be his fi­nal James Bond film, there are whis­pers the script will call for the spy to meta­mor­phose from sea­soned se­ducer to hap­pily mar­ried man. Ac­cord­ing to a plot leak, the new film sees Bond quit­ting as 007 to marry Dr Madeleine Swann (played by Léa Sey­doux). But his do­mes­tic bliss is short-lived af­ter his wife is killed, and he re­joins M16 to avenge her death (a story not dis­sim­i­lar to the 1969 Bond ca­per On Her Majesty’s Se­cret Ser­vice, star­ring Ge­orge Lazenby and Diana Rigg).

If this is in­deed the plot, fe­male fans can pre­sume they will be treated to top­less shots of Daniel on his brief honey­moon. And, as in pre­vi­ous films, he will have to rely on the make-up depart­ment to en­sure the three tat­toos on his body are cov­ered up. He has stead­fastly re­fused to re­veal what these em­bel­lish­ments rep­re­sent.

Hap­pily Craig’s wife Rachel Weisz is more open about her own bod­ily dec­o­ra­tion; a tat­too of a lad­der on her hip, which she had done when she was a stu­dent at Trin­ity Hall, Cam­bridge.

“It isn’t, like, a lad­der to my nether re­gions,” she laughs. “It rep­re­sents this avant­garde theatre troupe I used to be­long to. I thought it was re­ally cool and rad­i­cal. It’s still some­thing I’m ex­tremely proud of.”

Miss Weisz, 48, whose fa­ther was an in­ven­tor from Hun­gary, ap­proves of tat­toos but draws the line at Bo­tox, a treat­ment of which she sniffs dis­parag­ingly: “It should be banned for ac­tors, like steroids are for sports­men.

“Act­ing is all about ex­pres­sion; why would you want to iron out a frown?”

BOND­ING: Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz

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