The new James Bond has been selected to replace Pierce Brosnan. It's Daniel Craig, who is a relative unknown on this side of the pond (although I note that he played Werner Heisenberg in the TV adaptation of 'Copenhangen'). What's the opinion over in Brit-ville?
I am relieved, however, that they went this route instead of selecting any of the individuals listed in the second paragraph below! (not that I really follow the Bond series anymore -- I lost interest after Roger Moore).
It's James Blond
By Nicole Lampert, Daily Mail, Showbusiness Editor
11 October 2005
He has just proved his ladykilling credentials by seducing Sienna Miller from under the nose of his friend, Jude Law. Now Daniel Craig is about to become the biggest seducer of all - Ian Fleming's James Bond.
The actor, who found fame as Geordie in the BBC series Our Friends in the North in 1996, got the job after an 18-month mission to replace Pierce Brosnan. Scores of others, including Law himself, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom, were considered but rejected.
Complete story here.