Odds have been slashed on the ‘Homeland’ star becoming the first red-headed 007.
‘Homeland’ star Damian Lewis has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, after a string of bets caused bookies to slash their odds on the actor. Current Bond Daniel Craig is widely believed to be stepping down as 007 later this year following the release of his fourth film in the franchise, Spectre.
Can you picture Damian Lewis as 007?
Bookie William Hill is now offering 6/4 odds on Lewis becoming the next Bond, having previously put him at 25/1. The move comes after a flurry of £200 bets were recently placed on the ‘Homeland’ actor.
Continue reading: Is Damian Lewis Set To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond?
We're nearly halfway through a great year for big-budget movies and the best is yet to come.
Cast your mind back to 2014, a year in which US box-office takings fell by 5% compared to the previous year. There were many memorable films, from Oscar winners like Birdman to highly anticipated adventures like Interstellar.
Interstellar's $673million tally wasn't out of this world
But what 2014 lacked was a consistent stream of killer blockbuster titles. Sure, there was Transformers: Age of Extinction - 2014's biggest film - and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the year's next highest-grossing movie. And superhero fans were well-catered for, with Guardians of the Galaxy topping a list that included Captain America, X-Men and Spider-Man.
Continue reading: Five Reasons Why 2015 Is The Year Of The Blockbuster
A close up of a big black helicopter with the number G-LCPL written on the side was shot hovering over London during the filming of some of the final scenes of upcoming James Bond film 'Spectre' starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz. Filming had also taken place on the River Thames.
During what looks to be either dawn or dusk, a helicopter could be seen hovering in mid-air over the city of London during the filming for forthcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre', starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz.
A low flying helicopter is seen going over the River Thames in the centre of London at night during filming for some of the final scenes of forthcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre'.
The filming for the next James Bond film 'Spectre' is nearly over, and some of the last scenes are spotted been shot on the River Thames in London. Darkness has fallen as a speedboat is spotted cruising along the water.
James Bond should be dead.
James Bond may have survived 23 films to date though in a new report, a panel of medical professionals concluded that he would have been dead after seven minutes of Skyfall. In Sam Mendes's movie, Daniel Craig is shot with a uranium shell normally used to destroy tanks.
Daniel Craig is playing James Bond in Spectre
It "would have turned his lungs inside out and killed him," say the medics. And even if he had have somehow survived the uranium shell fragments "would greatly increase his cancer risk."
Continue reading: James Bond Would Have Survived Seven Minutes Of 'Skyfall', Experts Say
The 'Luther' actor, speaking at a premiere in London, believes that the rumour now holds no credibility because people have talked it to death.
Most of us would be pretty happy if we were continually linked to playing James Bond, but Idris Elba has expressed frustration at the subject continually being brought up. He believes that, even if the chance at landing the coveted role existed, it has now been killed off by people talking about it so much.
Speaking at a question and answer session at the British Film Institute in London on Tuesday, the star of 'The Wire' and 'Luther' told the audience: “honestly, it’s a rumor that’s really starting to eat itself. If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”
Idris Elba is sick of talking about the James Bond rumours, OK?
Continue reading: Idris Elba Blames Daniel Craig For James Bond Rumours
Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner premieres in Spain, while Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunite on a special Sound of Music red carpet. Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 5 continues to film in London, and there are first looks at the new Bond movie and Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing physique, plus more Mad Max madness...
As his new film The Water Diviner begins to roll out across Europe this weekend, actor and first-time director Russell Crowe was on-hand in Madrid this week for a red carpet premiere with glamorous costar Olga Kurylenko. The duo posed for selfies with the fans before screening the film, which arrives in America at the end of the month.
Craig has undergone what’s been described as ‘minor surgery’ after suffering an injury on the ‘Spectre’ set.
Bond star Daniel Craig was reportedly flown 3,000 miles last from the set of Spectre last week, to undergone surgery for a knee injury suffered while filming. The action star is expected back on set of the latest 007 adventure on April 22nd, but his absence should not cause any further delays to filming.
Daniel Craig in Spectre
According to British newspaper The Mirror, Craig was flown from Mexico City to New York for the procedure last week. On Monday morning he was said to have been spotted with a weekend bag, apparently leaving for the clinic where he was due to have the surgery.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Flown 3000 Miles From 'Spectre' Set To Undergo Knee Surgery
The behavior of the Spectre crew is currently under investigation.
Members of the crew working on the new James Bond movie Spectre triggered an international air alert after going on a drunken rampage during a flight to Mexico, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Daniel Craig stars in Sam Mendes' second Bond movie, Spectre
Around 150 of the Spectre team, including stunt men, camera crew and other technical staff, boarded the Airbus A330 travelling from Stansted to Mexico City to shoot an opening scene at the annual Day of the Dead festival.
Continue reading: James Bond Film Crew Went On "Drunken Rampage On Flight To Mexico
Picking up after the climactic battle at his childhood home of Skyfall Lodge and the villainous attacks on MI6 headquarters, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is ready to face his greatest adversary. With MI6 discovering that he has a secret from his childhood, he is sent to on a mission to track down an old friend, now a high-ranking official in the villainous organisation. Suspecting the involvement of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a prominent member of the once-powerful Quantum, Bond soon discovers that he is about to go head-to-head with a more powerful, more dangerous group: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), and its illusive and mysterious leader (Christoph Waltz).
Continue: Spectre - Teaser Trailer
The 'Spectre' teaser trailer promises more about James Bond's secretive past will be revealed.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre has been released and the film promises to deal more with Bond's past. From what we can glean from the teaser trailer, Spectre is set in the weeks following Bond's fight with cyber terrorist Raoul Silva at Skyfall and M's subsequent death. MI6 headquarters are still in ruins following Silva's attack and an investigation into what happened at Bond's family home of Skyfall is underway. Bond is seemingly drawn into a web of lies and deceit which centre on a secret intelligence agency, known as Spectre.
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre.
According to a leaked email, the Mexican government is counting on ‘Spectre’ to show the best Mexico has to offer.
James Bond’s next adventure Spectre could be on course to be one of the most expensive movies ever made with a reported budget of around $350 million. But according to reports based on more leaked emails from Sony, $20 million of Spectre’s hefty budget could be coming straight from the Mexican government, if the film's producers agree to a few demands.
Daniel Craig as Bond in Spectre
According to taxanalysts.com Spectre’s producers have received $20m from the Mexican government, after agreeing to a series of stipulations designed to portray the country in a positive light.
Continue reading: Is Mexico Paying 'Spectre' To Show The Country In A More Positive Light?
'Spectre' has just added another Bond girl...
Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has been cast as the final Bond girl in 007's next adventure Spectre the film's offical twitter has confirmed. Sigman joins Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux who have already been cast alongside Daniel Craig as Bond in the upcoming much hyped spy adventure.
Stephanie Sigman has been cast in Spectre
"We are pleased to announce that @SigmanStephanie has joined the cast of #Spectre as Estrella," the official James Bond twitter announced on Monday. Other than her name, details of Sigman's role are being kept tightly under wraps, with her character simply being described as a 'mysterious woman'.
Continue reading: Stephanie Sigman Cast As Final Bond Girl In 'Spectre'
The 24th Bond film is currently filming in the Italian capital, and the degree of litter and graffiti has inspired a clean-up of the city's streets.
Italian environmental campaigners have thanked James Bond for forcing Rome’s city officials to clean up its streets in preparation for shooting scenes for the upcoming movie Spectre.
Production crews have been in the Italian capital working on the 24th instalment of the Bond franchise since the middle of February. On arrival, however, there were rumours that the shoot was in jeopardy because of the dirty conditions at the planned filming locations.
James Bond and M waxworks at Madame Tussauds
Continue reading: Environmental Campaigners Thank James Bond For Cleaning Up Rome
Daniel Craig is in all-action mode in the first look clip from 'Spectre'.
The first footage from Spectre, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Bond movie Skyfall, has premiered online. Shot in Solden, Austria, the-behind-the-scenes featurette shows the crew filming the "jewel in the crown" action scene that appears to culminate with Daniel Craig dressed in black firing shots at a burning vehicle on a snowy mountaintop.
Daniel Craig in the first official set photo from Spectre
The video also reveals a large glass building that some fans have speculated could be the base for Spectre.
Continue reading: First Footage From James Bond 'Spectre' Is Something Special [Video]
Lea Seydoux was forced to miss the premiere of 'Diary of a Chambermaid' after "mishaps" on the set of the upcoming James Bond film, 'Spectre', caused the filming schedule to be changed.
Lea Seydoux missed the Berlin premiere of Diary of a Chambermaid in which she stars after "mishaps" on the set of the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre. Seydoux was due to appear at the premiere on Saturday 7th January but the film's director, Benoit Jacquot, confirmed the 29-year-old actress was unable to attend. Seydoux stars opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond film, due to be released later this year. Unfortunately things do not appear to be running entirely smoothly as the filming schedule has been altered, causing Seydoux to miss the Berlin Film Festival event.
Lea Seydoux was forced to miss the Berlin premiere of Diary of a Chambermaid.
Filming halted on 'Spectre' because Daniel Craig has suffered an injury.
Shooting on the James Bond movie Spectre, the follow-up to Skyfall, has halted after Daniel Craig was injured during a fight scene. The 46-year-old is believed to have injured his knee as a punch-up was filmed at Pinewood Studios.
Daniel Craig shooting scenes for Spectre in London
According to The Sun, extras on the scene were sent home as filming came to an premature halt.
Continue reading: James Bond 'Spectre' Halts Filming After Daniel Craig Injury
Putting aside the recent hurdles 'Spectre' has faced from hackers, Daniel Craig discussed just how happy he is to be working on the project again, and the new cast members.
"We've spent two years getting this together," said Daniel Craig while discussing the announcement of 'Spectre' "and there's been so much hard work and effort". For his fourth outing in the iconic role of James Bond, Craig will reunite with director Sam Mendes and the cast of 'Skyfall', as well as bringing an old foe back from the Sean Connery days.
Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'
When asked about the return of Mendes as the film's director, Craig responded by saying "He's the only guy for the job. He did such a wonderful job with 'Skyfall' and came down to do the next one and it just seemed to be the obvious choice." Following on from 'Skyfall' is not going to be an easy task, however, as the third film in the Bond reboot series made over 1 billion USD worldwide and took home two Academy Awards. Furthermore, the recent Sony hacks have revealed that 'Spectre' was supposedly coming in far over budget, and with a script that needed drastic work.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Raves About The Cast Of 'Spectre'
Rich Cline talks us through some of the best films to look out for in 2015.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
10) Shaun The Sheep Movie - The British TV hit becomes a charming stop-motion feature (Feb). Other anticipated animations: Pixar's Inside Out (Jul), Despicable Me spin-off The Minions Movie (Jun) and Snoopy & Charlie Brown (Dec). Watch the trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie here.
Continue reading: Contactmusic.com’s 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2015
According to leaked e-mails as a result of the Sony hack, the British actor has been informally suggested as Daniel Craig's replacement as 007.
Anticipation is building for the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise when Spectre is released next year, but the series might be radically overhauled in the future as it’s been revealed that Idris Elba has been informally suggested as the next Bond.
According to the Daily Beast, interpreting information gained as a result of the recent Sony hack, the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertaiment Amy Pascal said “Idris should be the next bond” in an e-mail back in January this year to Columbia’s former executive vice president of production Elizabeth Cantillon.
Could Idris Elba be the next person to portray 007 after Daniel Craig?
Continue reading: Could Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?
Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear rock backwards and forwards on a slow moving speedboat on top of the River Thames in London as they prepare to shoot a scene for the upcoming new James Bond movie 'Spectre'.
Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear appear to take a break from filming the upcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre' as they stand on their stationary speedboat on the River Thames in London as the film crew are seated on the bow.
Daniel Craig seems to be gesticulating enthusiastically as he and Rory Kinnear take a speedboat ride on the River Thames in London during filming for forthcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre'. The pair are followed by a larger boat carrying what appears to be the film crew.
Daniel Craig enjoys a bumpy ride on a speedboat along the River Thames in London alongside Rory Kinnear as the pair shoot a scene for the forthcoming James Bond film 'Spectre', which is expected to be released in November 2015.
Suited up in true secret agent fashion, James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear shoot a scene for the forthcoming 24th instalment of the franchise 'Spectre', due out in cinemas in November 2015.
Daniel Craig can be seen waving a gloved hand as he whizzes across the River Thames in London on a speedboat alongside Rory Kinnear, his co-star on the forthcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre', as filming begins.
Daniel Craig was seen filming on the Thames in London.
The first pictures from the set of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, show Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear (MI6 chief of staff Bill Tanner) filming on the Thames. Wearing a black suit and clinging onto a speedboat, Craig appears to be flanked by a couple of security officers.
Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes are teaming up for the follow-up to Skyfall - the most successful British movie of all time
According to the Daily Mail, Craig was later seen filming from a bridge overlooking the famous river. Filming began on Sam Mendes's movie last week, with Monica Belluci, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux joining the cast. Waltz will play a shadowy character named Oberhauser, who reports suggest will be revealed as Blofeld, the evil genius behind Spectre in the first Bond movie, Dr No.
Continue reading: First Pictures From James Bond 'Spectre' Sees Daniel Craig On Thames
As James Bond prepares to return for 'Spectre', Craig admits he's glad Sam Mendes is back on board.
As the buzz of excitement begins for James Bond's next big screen appearance in 'Spectre', Daniel Craig seems glad to be back in a suit and a sports car as he hits the red carpet at the movie's production launch.
Daniel Craig is glad to be reunited with Sam Mendes
It's been three years since the release of 'Skyfall' a double Oscar winning success that became Sony Picture's highest grossing film of all time, and Craig is certainly ready to don his secret agent persona once more. 'We spent two years getting this together and there's been so much hard work and effort, and so [the launch] just signifies the beginning and that's very exciting', he says.
Get ready, folks, this next one might be the end of an era.
The end is nigh for Daniel Craig as 007. In fact, it might be coming in 2015 with Spectre, the fourth instalment in Craigs’ Bond tenure. The action flick was announced in a Buckinghamshire, England press event on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Will this be the last time Craig and Mendes team up for queen and country?
The new title sees a familiar cast with Skyfall director Sam Mendes and alums Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw all returning for one last hurrah. How do we know it’s the last hurrah? Well, here’s what Mendes said in a special interview with BBC Radio 1: "I felt an attachment to the characters that we created in Skyfall. I felt like there was unfinished business, and that there was a lot more I could do with them once I'd kind of stepped aside and had some time off."
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Will Take On "007" Again - For The Last Time?
Starry line-ups hit the red carpet to premiere Exodus and The Hobbit 3, London is transformed into Vienna for M:I 5, fanboys go into meltdown about James Bond and Star Wars, and new trailers land for Unfinished Business and Big Eyes...
Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde and Golshifteh Farahani, plus other guests like Salma Hayek and Andy Serkis. The film opens next week in America and on Boxing Day in Britain.
Is Andrew Scott really the new Bond villain? We're a little unsure about this one.
Andrew Scott, the British actor best known for playing Sherlock's arch-nemesis Jim Moriarty, has been cast as a villain in the new Bond movie - according to The Mirror. The 38-year-old will apparently be announced in the casting event at Pinewood Studios on Thursday (December 4, 2014), though we're a little unsure about this one.
Daniel Craig [L] returns as James Bond for Sam Mendes' new movie
"Andrew was hand-picked for a role in the new Bond movie after film bosses loved his star turn in Sherlock," a source told the tabloid newspaper.
Continue reading: Sherlock's 'Moriarty' Andrew Scott To Play Villain In Bond 24?
Come Thursday, we'll know the title of the new James Bond movie, and the cast.
The official title and cast for Bond 24 will be announced in a live event on Thursday December 4. Filmed at the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios, the stream at 007.com will begin at 11am and includes a photo call with the new cast as they prepare to begin production on the follow-up to Skyfall.
Daniel Craig's last Bond movie, Skyfall, is now the biggest grossing British movie of all time
Principal photography will kick off on Monday 8 December with rumors and speculation reaching fever pitch as to where Sam Mendes and the team will take Bond's story after the huge success of Skyfall.
Continue reading: 'Bond 24' Title And Cast To Be Announced On Thursday, December 4
MGM has concluded a legal battle, allowing villains first introduced in Thunderball can be used in future movies.
Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is expected to play the classic villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Bond 24. Waltz was named as Daniel Craig's latest opponent earlier this month and, according to the Mail on Sunday, he will bring Blofeld back to the big-screen for the first time in three decades.
Christoph Waltz will reportedly play Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Bond 24
The news comes after the Bond franchise concluded a long-running legal case with the estate of Blofeld co-creator Kevin McClory in November last year. The move, which saw McClory's family sell its remaining stake in 007, allowed for rights to characters introduced in 1965's Thunderball to be used in future movies.
Continue reading: Christoph Waltz To Play Classic Villain Ernst Blofeld (w/Cat) In Bond 24
Dave Bautista will reportedly play the Bond villain 'Hinx' in Bond 24.
Dave Bautista, the WWE wrestler turned actor who recently starred in Marvel's mega-movie Guardians of the Galaxy, has reportedly been cast in the 24th James Bond movie as the physically imposing villain outlined in the casting call notes that dropped in August.
Dave Bautista will play villain Hinx in Bond 24
The casting team sought a large, physically fit actor aged between 30-45 years old - someone over 6'2" tall and "unusual looking" to play a character named Hinx. The team were open to athletes but ultimately wanted someone memorable and unique. The notes revealed that whoever landed the role would take part in a notable driving sequence as well as several "altercations" with Daniel Craig's James Bond.
Continue reading: Is Dave Bautista The Next James Bond Villain?
Lea Seydoux will allegedly be the next woman James Bond falls for in the upcoming 'Bond 24'.
Lea Seydoux has reportedly been cast in the next James Bond movie. Filming for the currently untitled 24th Bond movie is set to begin in six weeks and Bond 24, as it is known, will be in cinemas next year.
Lea Seydoux at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Continue reading: Lea Seydoux Reportedly Cast In Upcoming 'Bond 24' Movie
'Star Wars' just added Daniel Craig to the cast - if you're inclined to believe the story in the Sun on Sunday.
Daniel Craig is rumored to have a cameo in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The James Bond actor will allegedly make a special appearance in the movie though his face will be hidden - which is intriguing if a little pointless.
Daniel Craig will apparently make a cameo in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
The speculation began after The Sun on Sunday quoted an insider as saying, "Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role - and was happy to have his name left off the posters. Fans will love trying to work out which covered-up character is him."
Continue reading: Daniel Craig To Play "Covered Up Character" In Star Wars: Episode VII
High saturation means films lose pace quickly, says the BFI
The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas, saying the saturation leads to a short shelf-live for many top movies, stunting their box office proficiency.
Boyhood enjoyed a strong start in the U.K, but was dwarfed by other releases
A total of 698 films were released at the cinema in 2013, which averages out at around 13-a-week. This, according to Britain’s leading advocate for domestic cinema, makes it difficult for films to enjoy a screen long enough to build an audience.
Continue reading: The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'
The beautiful location for 'Skyfall' is now the site of fly-tipping.
Glen Etive in Lochaber, the stunning location used in the James Bond movie Skyfall, is now a hot spot for the dumping of rubbish. A campaign has started to combat the littering, which has seen mattresses and tents left discarded in recent weeks.
Daniel Craig in Skyfall
Local residents Phillipa and Mark Shone have been publishing images of the littering on their Facebook page - Glen Etive - the Dirty Truth on Facebook.
Continue reading: Stunning Location For 'Skyfall' Now Blighted With Fly-Tipping
Keanu Reeves has replaced Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama 'The Whole Truth.'
Deadline are reporting that Keanu Reeves has replaced Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Craig had been cast as a defence attorney fighting to acquit a teenager standing accused of murdering his rich family. The British actor had unexpectedly departed the project in April just a few days before filming was due to begin, leaving producers high and dry. Film-makers have spent the past two months searching for a replacement for Craig, eventually settling on Reeves.
Keanu Reeves has replaced Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth
Reeves will join the cast, which currently includes Renee Zellweger, Belle’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Kings of Summer actor Gabriel Basso. TheWrap has reported that The Wolf of Wall Street actor Kenneth Choi has been cast as the state prosecutor.
Continue reading: Keanu Reeves Replaces Daniel Craig In Courtroom Drama 'The Whole Truth'
Pierce Brosnan is disappointed with how his time as Bond panned out, but was he really not "good enough" as 007?
Poor Pierce Brosnan has got it in his head that he was never good enough when it came to playing legendary secret service agent, James Bond. He was recently quoted as saying, “I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]…it was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well.”
Brosnan had the looks and the accent, but does that make him a good Bond?
We think that Pierce is being a little too hard on himself, but we do get where he’s coming from. Playing James Bond is a massive amount of pressure on any actor. It’s a hugely exposed role and some great actors have taken the helm in the past. In our opinion, the problem wasn’t actually Pierce Brosnan. We understand what he was trying to do with the role, he was trying to recapture the Connery times, when being a smooth talking spy was all it took to save the world. Unfortunately, by the 90s the public demanded something a little more from their characters. Bond needed to grow with the times and it wasn't Brosnan’s fault that the scripts and direction didn’t account for this.
Continue reading: Was Pierce Brosnan Really The Worst Bond?
Tom Hardy is the people's choice to become the next James Bond when Daniel Craig steps down. But just because he is the people's choice, does that make him the right choice?
Tom Hardy has been the public’s number one choice to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond since, well, pretty much as soon as Craig ordered his first martini. That’s not to say that Daniel Craig isn’t immensely popular as Bond, people just like a good old speculation. We'll go into mourning when DC hangs up his Bond boots, but it's simply an inevitable part of playing the secret agent.
Tom Hardy is the number one contender for the role of James Bond
The question is, is Tom Hardy the right guy to play 007? Let’s look at some facts. At 36 years old Tom Hardy is finally at the right age to play James Bond. Bond needs to be approaching middle age, that kind of suave and sophistication just isn’t achieved by younger men! Timothy Dalton was originally offered the role of Bond in 1968 when Sean Connery retired. Dalton was just 24 or 25 years old, but he felt he was too young at the time. When he eventually played Bond in 1987 he was a huge success - just goes to show the necessity of Bond being ‘of a certain age’!
Continue reading: Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?
The former Bond actor opens up on his 007 regrets
Pierce Brosnan’s time as Bond is considered by many to be among the worst portrayals of 007. Sounds harsh, but following icons like Roger Moore and Sean Connery was never going to be easy. Now, Brosnan has admitted that he regrets his performances as the British super spy.
Brosnan doesn't look back on his Bond days fondly
"I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]," explained Brosnan in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. "It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well."
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan On Playing James Bond: "I Wasn’t Good Enough"
Daniel Craig has pulled out of 'The Whole Truth', just days before production was due to begin.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig has pulled out of his new movie The Whole Truth just days before production was due to begin in Boston. The film was due to begin shooting on Monday (April 14, 2014) and Craig had been spotted in the city preparing for his leading role.
Daniel Craig Has Left 'The Whole Truth'
Continue reading: Daniel Craig Quits 'The Whole Truth' Days Before Production Start Date
Who would pass up the chance to be James Bond?
Who wouldn't want to be James Bond? Well it turns out there are a few in Hollywood who just weren't that enamoured with putting on a suit and become 007. Liam Neeson has just confessed that he turned down the role in order to marry wife Natasha Richardson, but what other Hollywood stars also gave Bond a no and WHY?
Liam Neeson could have played James Bond
Continue reading: Liam Neeson Rejected James Bond. 10 Others Who Could Have Been 007.
These (often unlikely) actors were once also in the running to play British secret agent, James Bond.
Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained and with a license to kill, 007 has been played by some of the most debonair actors in the business, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The role has been much sought after and many an actor has been on the disappointing receiving end of a casting call - and some you wouldn’t even imagine would ever have been in the running to begin with.
The Dark Knight star Michael Caine was once in the running for Bond
East End lad Michael Caine was considered for the role back in 1967. Caine had already starred in three spy movies and was concerned that if he were to play Bond, he’d have been typecast. Caine has since had a long and varied career, although he’s also become one with his Cockney twang. Can you imagine Caine ditching his accent in favour of Bond’s more upper-class drawl?
Continue reading: Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
The actor said in the News of the World phone hacking trial that he was "unaware" that a relative had been paid for information.
Jude Law today learned for the first time that his own relatives sold salacious stories about his personal relationship with actress Sienna Miller to the British tabloid News of the World. In the midst of the phone hacking trial brought against NOTW's former editor Rebekah Brooks and others, the actor told an Old Bailey courtroom that he had no idea an immediate member of his family had allegedly sold information about his private life.
Jude Law Stated In The Trial That He Had No Knowledge Of Any Family Member Selling Stories.
The 41 year-old actor told the court in the trial that the first time he had heard that his "immediate family" members were paid for information around the time in 2005 that it was reported that Miller had had an affair with the actor Daniel Craig. Giving evidence in the phone hacking trial, Law told the court that the media had "an unhealthy amount of information" about his life at this time and that he was followed around by photographers even when he'd arranged plans in secret
Continue reading: Jude Law Relatives Sold Sienna Miller Cheating Stories To NOTW
Hugh Jackman says his pal Daniel Craig should go into comedy, after Bond.
The pair became close friends when starring together in A Steady Rain on Broadway on 2009 and Oscar-nominee Jackman, 45, says there's more to his British buddy than Bond.
"Daniel is ridiculously funny in real life.I keep telling him he should do Saturday Night Live because he will make you cry with laughter. He's also very cheeky," Jackman told the Express.
Continue reading: Forget Bond, Daniel Craig Should Go Into Comedy, Says Hugh Jackman
Jason Statham looks likely to take on the role of the anonymous protagonist in the Layer Cake sequel Viva La Madness.
Urgh. We loved Layer Cake. Everyone loved Layer Cake. It was really, really, good and better than Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Now, its memory is in danger of being tarnished by news that Jason Statham and his manager and partner Steve Chasman have acquired the rights to J.J Connolly's novel Viva La Madness - the follow-up to Layer Cake.
According to Deadline.com, Statham will play the Connolly's chief protagonist - who famously remains nameless and was last seen trying to survive a gunshot wound in the thrilling concluding moments of Matthew Vaughn's 2004 movie.
It took Connolly over a decade to continue the tale, with his protagonist winding up on beach looking for an early retirement. Unable to pull himself away from a life of crime, he gets involved with trans-Atlantic drug deals, money laundering and Venezuelan drug cartels.
Continue reading: Oh, Crumbs: Jason Statham To Replace Daniel Craig In Layer Cake Sequel
Helen Flanagan, Bond girl?
Helen Flanagan, the former Coronation Street star turned I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant turned glamour model, is apparently in the running to be the next Bond girl.
The 23-year-old reportedly made a big impression after meeting with casting directors at MGM in Los Angeles, "turning heads" at the movie company. Of course, we shouldn't read too much into this given it comes from the scallywags at The Sun but the story is so ridiculous that it might actually be true.
Model Kate Upton - one of the world's most famous faces - is also in the frame to star alongside Daniel Craig in the new movie, set to be helmed once again by Sam Mendes.
Continue reading: Helen Flanagan In Running To Be Next Bond Girl. This Is Not A Joke.
The husband and wife team have won rave reviews for their performances in the Harold Pinter-penned stage production, 'Betrayal.'
How do you make a play about marital infidelity even more gripping, engaging and believable that it already did when it first left the pen of Nobel Prize-winning scribe Harold Pinter? By hiring a real-life husband and wife duo to take on the lead roles. That is what director Mike Nichols did when it came to casting the newly launched Broadway show, and with the help of husband and wife duo Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, his plan has proved to be a success.
Craig leaves the Ethel Barrymore Theatre after performance earlier this month
The steamy erotic setting would have been enough to get people through the turnstiles in their droves anyway, but with Craig and Weisz on board the play became a runaway success before the first round of reviews had been published. the play, which also stars Rafe Spall, set a box-office record at the Barrymore Theater earlier this month when it grossed $1,100,818 from just seven performances, the New York Times reported at the time, and as tickets continue to sell at an unprecedented speed, those worrying that the hype may have led them to over pay for the performance have had their minds put at ease with continually positive feedback from critics.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz Stun In Broadway Production Of 'Betrayal'
What would Daniel Day-Lewis bring to an action role like Bond?
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is rumoured to succeed Daniel Craig as the new James Bond after the author of the latest Bond books picked him out as having the perfect look. The interesting choice for the brand new 007 has come from author William Boyd who has said that Day-Lewis is the closest living representations of IAN FLEMING's original envisagement of his spy hero.
Daniel Day-Lewis Has Been Given The New Bond Author's Vote Of Cofidence To Play 007.
"I think Daniel Day-Lewis actually resembles the Bond Fleming described," Boyd said. "He described Bond on at least three occasions, I think, as looking like Hoagy Carmichael." The author added the Day-Lewis' specific characteristics "He is a tall, lean, rangy, very dark-haired, good-looking man. Almost swarthy. And there is a sense in which that image was what he saw Bond looking like. So that's why I'd choose him."
What would you do if you had the car? Drive underwater, obviously.
A piece of 007 memorabilia has gone on sale at auction soon; James Bond’s iconic hybrid car – equally comfortable in the water as it is on dry land – was expected to sell for something between £650k-£950k, but only managed to fetch £525k.
Max Girardo, managing director of RM Auctions Europe, said: "We have a great track record in selling incredible and iconic movie cars, and this particular Lotus is certainly up there amongst the most famous cars of all time.
Continue reading: Iconic James Bond Submarine Car Sells At Auction For £525k
Daniel Craig wants the irony back in Bond, but is he right?
Craig, who's previous outing as the secret agent is now the biggest grossing British film of all time, told Vulture magazine that the next movie might opt for a more tongue-in-cheek approach.
"Hopefully we'll reclaim some of the old irony.and make sure it doesn't become pastiche," he said, adding, "I can't do shtick, I'm not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can't do it very well, so I don't do it."
Continue reading: Would Irony Be A Step Back For Daniel Craig And James Bond?
Why the drop? Wasn't Skyfall enough?
The phenomenal success of Skyfall – Britain’s highest grossing film of all time - couldn’t stop a slump that saw the U.K’s contribution to the global box office fall 2% to 15%. It seems James Bond can save the world, but he can’t save Blighty’s movie industry. But don't take our word for it, right BBC?
Daniel Craig will be Bond twice more
The British Film Institute said UK film releases took $5.3bn (£3.45bn) in 2012, which amounts to a 15.3% share of the world market. 2011 saw 17.2% of the country’s efforts make up the international box office pie. Looking forward, only the 24th Bond movie – which will see Skyfall director and Bond Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig team up again – is a viable candidate to push that figure up again.
Continue reading: British Films Kick In 15% To International Box Office - Down 2%
A string of impressive performances have put Elba in a strong position.
It’s been less than a meteoric rise to the top for Idris Elba, rather a slow slog, with plenty of hard work and adapting in between. He’s been a top-level drug lord in HBO’s The Wire, Captain Janek in Prometheus and Stacker Pentecost in Guillermo del Toro’s action epic, Pacific Rim.
Elba ponders things on Luther
British audiences know him for his turn as Luther in the crime drama of the same name, while U.S folks will recognize him as Stringer Bell. Soon, though, the world will know him as Nelson Mandela in Mandela, a film for which he’s already being touted as Oscar material for.
Continue reading: As 'Luther' Comes To An End, Idris Elba Looks To A Bright Future
Elba opens up on the possibility of the Luther film.
A Luther movie has been mooted for a while now, with British audiences desperate for their favorite crime drama to be realised on the big screen. But it’s not just the fans who want it done; the show’s star, Idris Elba is keen for it to happen too, as he’s been explaining to IGN.
Elba wants a Luther movie, which isn't surprising
“There’s a massive possibility ‘cos I’ve been talking to Neil [Cross] about it for the last year,” he explained. “I think we’re finally got into the place, ‘right we’re going more forward with it’” Luther is currently enjoying its third season, which is made up of longer episodes, suggesting that the show would slide into film form without much work.
Continue reading: Luther Movie Gets Biggest Hint Yet As Idris Elba Talks Plot
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