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James Bond star Daniel Craig visits Camp Bastion troops
BBC News ^ | 18th November 2012 | BBC News

Posted on 11/18/2012 11:22:41 AM PST by the scotsman

'James Bond star Daniel Craig has surprised UK troops at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan by coming to visit them as they prepared to watch his latest film.

Some 800 soldiers, sailors and airmen were waiting for a screening of Skyfall when the 007 star arrived.

Craig was given a tour of the camp after a brief introduction of the latest Bond film to the audience.

He met soldiers and saw some of the training they undergo before they deploy to forward operating bases.

The star was driven around the camp in a Foxhound vehicle by Warrant Officer Class 1 Rob Ingham.

"We get quite a lot of visitors here, but having James Bond was special," said WO1 Ingham.

"He seemed to be pretty comfortable in the driving seat."

At the weapons range Craig was given the chance to fire some of the machine guns used by UK forces.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 11/18/2012 11:22:43 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Good on him.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 11:28:36 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: the scotsman

A good start. That gay scene is really turning off us Bond fans.

The next thing he needs to do is support the Second Amendment, at least saying that if he was American, he’d be all for it. The last Bond didn’t like guns, which pretty much ended things for him.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 11:29:28 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL

I haven’t seen any of the new Bond films—What gay scene?


4 posted on 11/18/2012 11:31:03 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; BobL
There was no gay scene in Skyfall.
5 posted on 11/18/2012 11:32:21 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: BobL
You mean this one?


6 posted on 11/18/2012 11:35:09 AM PST by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: BobL

Craig is the one that suggested to the Bond producers turn Bond into a bi-sexual. He said it was time the Bond series “got with the times”. He’s a little goofy looking, sawed off weight lifter and the fags love him.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 11:36:17 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Where did you hear that? Seems to say otherwise here:

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2957601/posts


8 posted on 11/18/2012 11:42:57 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: NKP_Vet
Sickening, and laughable. C'mon, the original Bond (Connery was the best, period) was the frozen OPPOSITE of a fag!

Thats one reason I haven't seen any of the Craig films. He is nothing like Connery. The suave, old-world English class Connery projected would be impossible for a modern actor. Especially one as goofy looking as Craig.

And who was the last one, 'The World is not Enough' guy. I didn't like him in the least either.

9 posted on 11/18/2012 11:47:36 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

See Post 6. It’s a bummer, my wife and I used to love Bond. But we’re a straight couple, so I guess we’ll have to find some other hero.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 11:47:55 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Craig is the one that suggested to the Bond producers turn Bond into a bi-sexual. He said it was time the Bond series “got with the times”. He’s a little goofy looking, sawed off weight lifter and the fags love him.”

Oh well...bummer though. I grew up with a James Bond that was only attracted to women. In another decade it will be kids and animals, not to mention the men he goes for today.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 11:49:26 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: the scotsman

I hope he’s passing out plenty of Red Bull to keep them from falling asleep.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 11:50:33 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: NKP_Vet

That is not true. He has specifically stated that Bond will NEVER be gay, even long after his time as Bond.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 12:09:26 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: BobL

His words are not true. Craig has specifically stated that Bond will never be gay.

I don’t know where NKP_Vet got that idea. Maybe Craig thought that scene was okay, but, as you know, there was nothing gay in that scene from the Bond character. Bond simply used words to counter Javier’s come on.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 12:13:40 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: NKP_Vet; Wyrd bið ful aræd; BobL

No, he didnt.

He joked in an interview about Bond being gay, but he also said he’d play a double part as Blofeld. Or play Bond as a fat agent.

It was a joke, as usual his British humour was lost on the interviewer.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 12:26:37 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: NKP_Vet

You are misinformed and the movie was great.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 12:27:14 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

You have just described the world’s most famous Scotsman as English.

BTW, I recommend watching Craig in Casino Royale and this new film. Like most people, I think you will be impressed.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 12:28:09 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: ConservativeMind

Exactly, the ‘gay bit’ is all about the villain trying to play with Bond’s mind and Bond using his sarcastic wit in return.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 12:29:44 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: ConservativeMind

“He has specifically stated that Bond will NEVER be gay, even long after his time as Bond.”

Unfortunately, the picture speaks for itself. It was not necessary...we’ll wait to see if the Brits have any straight people ready to play that part.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 12:33:15 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: the scotsman

From one Scotsman to another, I agree .. people today do not know how to handle scartastic humor .. the kind of humor I really like.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 12:49:26 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: the scotsman

As a woman, I think Craig is by far the best Bond....he physically fits the role of a modern day spy and is really not a bad actor. I really like him as this character and the other movies I have seen him in, I find him quite likeable....and did I mention he is a hottie!!!!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 1:07:33 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: the scotsman

Good for him.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 1:16:19 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: BobL

You arent that dumb.
You cant be.

I can post a picture of Sean Connery in a furry suit. Makes him a ‘furry’ then does it?.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 1:21:26 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

“You arent that dumb. You cant be.”

Whatever. I’m also told that this actor, in his personal life, is for gun control.

That may be great over there, but it’s a non-starter with most of us.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 1:37:23 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: the scotsman

What a cool thing for him to do!


25 posted on 11/18/2012 1:55:02 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: the scotsman

Ft. Bastion, where our soldiers were ambused, which has been blacked out in the media due to Petraeus affair.

This was yet another security breach- where our soldiers noticed the wire around the camp kept being cut days before the ambush.

The families are pleading for someone to look into this whole thing, but alas, affairs with Generals are more important.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 2:05:02 PM PST by Engedi
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To: the scotsman

Just got back from seeing the movie “Skyfall” and I was very troubled by the gay stuff. Just seeing the perp in this movie had the word “gay” all over him.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 2:16:38 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 4everontheRight

He did a great job as Bond. The movie is a great escape.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 2:18:46 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: the scotsman

Oh, so this is the villain’s way of trying to get into Bond’s mind “rent free?’


29 posted on 11/18/2012 2:21:16 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Camp more than gay.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 2:21:47 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I always liked Roger Moore myself. Sean Connery, the one Bond movie I do want to see is “Goldfinger”. But Connery I always liked as the father figure in one of the Indiana Jones movies.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 2:25:59 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: the scotsman

For a further appreciation of Daniel Craigs’ work, prior to Bond, run, don’t walk and borrow/rent/buy/steal a sure thing: “Layer Cake”.

He was Bond before he was Bond.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 3:49:11 PM PST by foldspace (Barak Obama is still not a >convicted< criminal...)
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To: the scotsman

God bless him!


33 posted on 11/18/2012 5:40:38 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: the scotsman

“the world’s most famous Scotsman”

Or Scotland’s most famous Irishman.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 5:55:39 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: ConservativeMind

It was Craig’s idea.

http://www.towleroad.com/2006/11/daniel_craig_to.html

Daniel Craig has reportedly requested that studio execs “modernize” the Bond series by including gay scenes as well as full-frontals “to please both his male and female admirers” (like Dame Judi Dench).

Said Craig: “Why not? I think in this day and age, fans would have accepted it. I mean, look at (British TV series) Doctor Who - that has had gay scenes in it and no one blinks an eye.”


35 posted on 11/18/2012 9:47:36 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: foldspace

Brilliant film, have it on bluray.


36 posted on 11/19/2012 10:32:47 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: NKP_Vet

As a British film buff, and a Bond afficienado, I can assure you the story isnt true. The nearest to the story quoted here are the jokey interview comments he made to a British film magazine.

In fact, as someone who has a close friend who has worked in UK film in production for 18 years (I worked briefly myself in UK film post-university), including Braveheart, Gladiator and Rob Roy, and knows Daniel reasonably well, I can CONFIRM it isnt true.

I know, because I asked him by email when this first appeared in FreeRepublic, so I could post and confirm that it didnt actually happen.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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