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Skyfall’s Daniel Craig describes Javier Bardem as a ‘blessing’

23 Oct

Daniel Craig has said that the presence of Javier Bardem in ‘Skyfall’, the latest Bond film, is “a blessing”.

Craig’s character suffers more than ever before in Skyfall, due to the Machiavellian plan set in motion by the latest in a long line of Bond villains – played by Spain’s Oscar-winning actor, Javier Bardem.

The British actor who plays Special Agent 007, said Bardem’s “contribution is incredibly important”.

He is one of the best actors around and has not only built a great character, but has created a brilliant villain, he continued.

“His skill as an actor has made that possible. He has created a terrifying character, without forgetting what type of film it is. I couldn’t be happier to have him aboard”.

In the film, directed by Sam Mendes, Bardem plays Silva, a character who challenges the loyalty of Bond to M (Judi Dench), the head of the secret services MI6, whose past features strongly in a plot that dwells more than ever on the intimate and personal ties of the agent who operates in Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Craig, 44, who is enjoying his third outing as James Bond (after Casino Royale in 2006 and Quantum of Solace in 2008) described Bardem as “delightful” and “incredibly creative” said he “thoroughly enjoyed working with him”. He confessed that he had been on “cloud nine” when Bardem agreed to do the film.

Cheshire-born Craig is the sixth actor to bring the famous character to life, after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. Last week he confirmed that he had signed a contract for at least two more films.

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