Daniel Craig's action heels

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2008
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig's action heels

James Bond star Daniel Craig wears stacked heels in new movie 'Quantum of Solace'.

Daniel's co-star Gemma Arterton, 22, has revealed the star needed a little extra height for certain scenes.

Gemma, who stands 5ft 7in tall, said: "Daniel is 5ft 10in, but when they put me in heels I was taller than him and it didn't look good on screen. The whole point of Bond is that he is masculine and hunky and he has to be taller than his girlfriend.

"Daniel had to wear shoes with a lift to them and stacked heels for a few scenes - but he took it very well. He thought it was funny."

Daniel is one of the shortest actors to take on the James Bond role, with Sean Connery, 77, and Timothy Dalton, 62, both reaching 6ft 2in, while Roger Moore, 80, and Pierce Brosnan, 55, are just a shade shorter at 6ft 1in.

When he was originally chosen to play Bond, Daniel faced a barrage of criticism for being too short and fair haired.

Despite the height difficulties, Gemma insists his stature won't affect his performance, saying: "Daniel is the sexiest Bond ever. He didn't have to wear the special shoes during the whole film, just for the scenes where they wanted me in stilettos."

Other famous males who wear heels to boost their height include Prince, who is 5ft 2in, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy who is 5ft 5in.