October 20, 2015

Daniel Craig will go from Bond to Iago next fall when he stars opposite David Oyelowo in an Off Broadway production of “Othello,” to be directed by Tony winner Sam Gold.

Craig, who’s excited to be moving on from Bond after the upcoming release of “Spectre,” was last on stage in New York in the 2013 Broadway revival of “Betrayal.” Before that he appeared in the 2009 Broadway production of “A Steady Rain” with Hugh Jackman. Both shows were box office smashes.

In “Othello” he’ll play the devious Iago opposite Oyelowo, the “Selma” star who’s appeared onstage in London in productions including “The Suppliants” and “Henry VI” (in the title role). Director Gold recently won a Tony for his direction of “Fun Home,” which was the awards-season champ last spring. His production of Pulitzer winner “The Flick” is currently running Off Broadway.

“Othello” will play at New York Theater Workshop in fall 2016, with exact dates still to be determined. The Workshop has made a habit of hosting high-profile productions in recent years, including early stagings of Broadway successes such as “Once” and “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Later this season the Workshop will present the world premiere of “Lazarus,” the new David Bowie-Enda Walsh musical that stars Michael C. Hall and Cristin Milioti.

Source: Variety

October 01, 2015

Once Spectre is released, we’ll be getting at least one more James Bond 007 adventure with Daniel Craig in the lead role…

There’s been no shortage of speculation in recent weeks as to the future of Daniel Craig as James Bond 007. Come the release of Spectre later this month, Craig will match Pierce Brosnan’s four outings as 007, and there had been rumours that Henry Cavill was on the radar to be his replacement.

But the preference is for Craig to continue in the role. On his watch, a James Bond movie crossed $1bn at the global box office for the first time, with Skyfall. Hopes are high that Spectre will do similar business.

So: will Daniel Craig be back as James Bond again? Yes, it seems that he will.

Chatting to our, er, favourite outlet (that’d be The Mail), Craig declared that “I work myself to death”, referring to the training required for the role. “It’s getting harder. But such is life. I’ll keep going as long as I’m physically able”.

That’s going to involve a further James Bond adventure at least, too. “I’m contracted for one more”, he revealed, “but I’m not going to make predictions”.

Craig has admitted in the past that he considered walking away from the James Bond role after Skyfall, but it seems he’s going to be 007 until at least 2017/2018.

Source: Den of Geek

September 17, 2015

Spectre, the 24th instalment in the James Bond series, will premiere as part of the CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015. Since its inception in 1946, the event has been held annually in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), a charity which supports the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries – particularly those working behind the scenes in times of hardship.

Joining the royals at the high-profile event will be the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.

Director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will also be treading the red carpet. Wilson and Broccoli have commented: “We are honoured that Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Royal Film Performance of Spectre and delighted the CTBF will be the beneficiary of the event.”

Source: Telegraph

September 08, 2015

It’s official! Sam Smith will sing the latest Bond theme entitled Writing’s on the Wall for Spectre.

August 24, 2015

July 18, 2015

Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, will have its world premiere in London on October 26. EON Productions, MGM and Sony made the announcement today. The film opens domestically on November 6.

Source: Deadline

April 16, 2015

The James Bond actor has become the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards.

He will spend the next three years raising awareness of the United Nations Mine Action Service, and securing political and financial support for the project.

Meeting with Craig at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “You have been given a licence to kill (as James Bond), I’m now giving you a licence to save.”

Craig replied: “I am honored to accept this role, I’m humbled that I will get the chance to work next to people who are risking their lives every day to help ordinary people live ordinary lives. I will do my very best.”

Source: Digital Spy

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