Bond casting team member was worried Daniel Craig wasn't 'traditionally handsome' to play Agent 007

Updated: Sep 19 2023 7:04PM

London, Sep 19 (PTI) Director Martin Campbell says there was a feeling of uncertainty while casting Daniel Craig for the Bond film "Casino Royale" because he believed the actor was not a "traditional handsome guy" to play the suave British agent.

Campbell, who has directed the Bond movie "GoldenEye" in 1995 starring Pierce Brosnan as the MI6 spy, remained part of the 007 casting team.

He also served as a member of the team to find the successor of Brosnan's James Bond post "Die Another Day" (2002). The film series, based on the character created by Ian Fleming, was previously fronted by veteran stars Sean Connery and Roger Moore.