Daniel Craig influences James Bond scripts

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Spectre'

James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, likes to get as involved as he can with the scripts for his iconic character

Daniel Craig likes to be involved in the writing of the James Bond scripts.

The 47-year-old actor - who is about to return to the big screen for the new Bond movie 'Spectre' - has revealed he likes to have some input into the writing, even if he ends up upsetting some people in the process.

When asked how involved he gets with the scripts, Daniel replied: "As much as I possibly can without treading on toes, although you have to offend some people sometimes to move on."

Daniel explained that when he was first offered the part of the iconic secret agent in 2005, he was determined to make the role his own by adding his own jokes.

Speaking to DuJour magazine, Daniel said: "When I first started, they offered me a blank page, really, and what that means is I was allowed to add my own bits. I wanted there to be gags, and I wanted there to be funny bits, but I wanted them to come from a fresh place."

As the films progressed, Daniel grew in confidence, and didn't just want to make sure his character's script was humorous - he even wanted to be involved with the choosing of the director.

He said: "I wanted desperately for Sam Mendes to do this movie, but at the time he had other commitments. I said he's got to do it. We started something with him on the last movie, the beginning of a relationship with a director I haven't had in a long time."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…