Roger Moore: Daniel Craig is best James Bond

 
Daniel Craig as James Bond Daniel Craig's third outing as Bond is in Skyfall, due in UK cinemas in October

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Sir Roger Moore has said he believes Daniel Craig is the best actor to have played James Bond.

The 84-year-old, who played the British spy in seven films between 1973 and 1985, praised Craig's performances in his new book, Bond on Bond.

"I loved Casino Royale and Daniel Craig. He is a wonderful actor, certainly the best actor to play Bond," he said.

He added he thought the 44-year-old had "the best build of any Bond".

Recalling his years as 007, the veteran actor said: "Back then I could leap out of a chair without fear of my knees cracking.

"[I] could chew a toffee without fear of losing a tooth; could admire my flowing locks and my bronzed, slim torso.

"With a twitch of the old eyebrow I set pulses racing across the world, they say. These days it's my pacemaker that keeps my pulse racing."

Craig's third Bond film, Skyfall, is due for release in the UK on 26 October.

A new trailer for the movie was unveiled last month, showing Bond being "killed" in action and his boss M typing up his obituary.

It also gave fans the first glimpse of Bond villain Silva - played by Oscar winner Javier Bardem - in action.

 

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    Comment number 186.

    Craig is more like the Bond of Fleming's books, and the early Connery films, than what came with the film franchise after it was turned into 'light entertainment' -- and he's all the better for it.

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    Comment number 185.

    All the Bond actors have brought something to the part. Daniel Craig still has yet to stamp his personality on the role but maybe this is the moment. The best Bond? For me its Roger Moore the 70s films were great fun.

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    Comment number 105.

    Craig needs to have a hit with the next film to even be in the conversation for me, his first was great, the Bourne type sequel was awful and I hope the new film is far better, Craig is good but certainley not the best, far too early to say that.

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    Comment number 101.

    With all due respect Sir Roger, you do yourself a grave injustice.

    James Bond is suave and sophiticated, like you were, Sean Connory was or Pierce Brosnan was. He is not just another brash action hero as depicted by Daniel Craig.

    Until Daniel Craig plays a Bond who tones down the 'All-American-GI-brash-action-hero' my vote goes to you.

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    Comment number 98.

    Favourite Bond ? It's like favourite Dr Who, depends on what you were brought up with. Although Mr Carig/Connery are more true to the books the films have just become more gratuitiously violent and I have lost interest.

 

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