Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, Craig; six James Bonds, but which is best? At least three of them are too old to fist-fight for the title, so who do we turn to for a definitive answer?
Why, Bond himself, that’s who! Roger Moore, the third James Bond, has once again given Daniel Craig his blessing, calling the Skyfall star the best 007 at the “An Evening With Roger Moore” event at the Rose Theater in Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Speaking at the event, Moore said:
“I was invited on Saturday morning to a private screening of Skyfall. Now, I have always said that the best Bond was obviously Sean [Connery], but I’m happy to say when Skyfall is released on October 26, it is going to be the biggest [Bond film] there has ever been in the cinema, and he [Daniel Craig] will go down as the best Bond in history. It is fantastic.”
Speaking on his 85th birthday to promote his new book, Bond on Bond, Moore added:
“Before I saw Skyfall, I felt very angry about the way that the English press treated Daniel Craig. Before he’d started [Casino Royale] they predicted doom and gloom and they criticized him.
“I used to write letters of support to him, and I was so pleased when I saw Casino Royale because he was truly excellent in it. He’s a wonderful actor, if you’ve seen Munich or In Cold Blood, you know he’s a terrific actor.”
So, the debate will almost certainly rage eternal, but you can’t get a better judge of Bond than a former Double-O himself really, can you?
Skyfall hits cinemas on November 9th, while Moore’s book is out now.
By Gerald Lynch | October 15th, 2012