01:12 AM EDT 12/03/2013
Originally posted 01/11/2011 06:45PM
Daniel Craig will be back to shaking martinis soon.
The actor will reprise his role for the third time as British spy James Bond in the 23rd flick in the popular franchise, which is set for release on Nov. 9, 2012, according to reports. Production had been placed on hold while the parent studio, MGM, underwent new financing.
Craig, 42, first slipped into the iconic role with Casino Royale in 2006, then acted another day on the next one, Quantum of Solace.
Originally posted 10/30/2008 11:55AM
Quantum of Solace star Daniel Craig only has eyes for one Bond girl – his own.
At the world premiere of the new James Bond film, Craig strolled the red carpet Wednesday night in London with girlfriend, Satsuki Mitchell, who wore a Ralph Lauren Collection gown and eagerly told reporters that his favorite Bond girl was "the one on my arm."
"He was a bit spotlight shy and glued to his girlfriend," a source tells PEOPLE. "She straightened his tie a lot and whispered what seemed words of encouragement."
Originally posted 10/22/2008 10:40AM
Call it sipping into character.
Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, says not only has he tried a Vesper martini – the drink 007 invented in Casino Royale – but he's done a taste test for the best recipe.
"I've tried about 10 of them," Craig, 40, tells London's Time Out in its Oct. 23 issue. "They're knockout. We did a proper taste test: full measure of gin, full measure of vodka and then another liqueur on top of it. I ended up on the floor."
When he's off duty, the actor says he prefers vodka martinis with an olive. Shaken or stirred? "I don't know who drinks stirred cocktails anymore. I like them ice, ice, ice cold, so you have to shake them up."
Originally posted 04/28/2008 02:00PM
Amid headline-making speculation about her marriage, her release from jail and her topping a British Rich List with earning power of $20 million, Amy Winehouse may soon add one more line to her resumé: James Bond titles singer.
Music producer Mark Ronson confirms to the BBC that the troubled soul diva, 24, is working on the theme song for the upcoming 007 release, now in production: Quantum Of Solace, starring Daniel Craig.
Ronson, 32, did not guarantee the song's placement in the finished film, however, but said: "Hopefully it will get used. We're working on it and we'll see happens."
Originally posted 03/20/2008 05:00PM
Daniel Craig can already feel the new James Bond movie.
"They've started to hurt," the blond Bond, 40, tells Extra about the aches related to his stuntwork on Quantum of Solace, due to open this fall.
"I can only gauge it by how much pain I'm in, and I think we're doing pretty good," he says.
As for the name of the movie (the 007 series long ago went through the entire list of Bond creator Ian Fleming's list of titles), Craig says, "I'm very happy with it. It came from an Ian Fleming short story. It encapsulates what the movie is at heart and a lot more which I can't give any away."
He does reveal something about the newest Bond girl, Ukrainian-model-turned-actress Olga Kurylenko. Her character, says Craig, is "very driven. She has her own mission in the movie and, of course, she comes across Bond. They are opponents and then they have to work together. She's very feisty."
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 08/03/2004 08:30AM
The hunt for the next James Bond appears to be a covert operation – so covert, in fact, that actor Eric Bana was surprised to read in the papers that he won the role of 007.
Originally posted 04/12/2004 10:21AM
James Bond author Ian Fleming may have died in 1964 -- at the very peak of Sean Connery's screen popularity as Britain's sexiest secret agent -- but the adventures of his great creation will live on, and not only at the movies.
Originally posted 04/08/2004 1:29PM
With Pierce Brosnan set to make his fifth and final appearance as 007 in the next James Bond movie, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino thinks the old boy ought to go out with a bang -- with the "Pulp Fiction" director himself helming the Bond flick.
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