Sometimes the perfect anecdote to a rough week is a simple, classic martini. It doesn’t get anymore pure than a “Purity Vodka” version, which is distilled an astounding 34 times! Made exclusively from natural ingredients including organic winter wheat and malted barley, it is stil distilled in pots made of copper and gold at 13th Century Ellinge Castle in the south of Sweden. Bond would approve.
3 ounces Purity Vodka
1 ounce Spring Water
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. No garnish. (Use less water if using fragile ice.)
The name is Craig, Daniel Craig. And the James Bond star is proving to be as much of a hero off-screen as he is on-screen.
The 44-year-old actor surprised British troops in Afghanistan on Sunday by turning up at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province. Not only was he there to lift the morale, but he also shared with them his latest 007 flick ”Skyfall”, with 800 soldiers sitting down to watch it.
According to the Ministry of Defence, after giving a brief speech ahead of the screening, the star was given a tour of the camp and met soldiers to see some of the training they underwent before being deployed to forward operating bases.
Craig also fired some of the machine guns used by British forces in Afghanistan and visited Bastion Role 3 Hospital which specialises in treating trauma patients.
”It was really good morale for everyone – it’s a decent thing for him to take time to come out and visit everyone here,” said Private Scott Craggs who serves as a medical technician.
“Skyfall”, the 23rd official James Bond movie in the 50-year-old franchise, is now the highest-grossing instalment in the series with a global box office take of $669 million, surpassing the $599 million taken in by “Casino Royale” in 2006.
It is Craig’s third turn as Bond, and many consider him to be one of the greatest yet…
Viewers around the world were shocked when it seemingly appeared that Queen Elizabeth jumped out of a helicopter and into the Olympic Park stadium on Friday night’s Opening Ceremony extravaganza.
But it didn’t take eagle-eyed watchers long to figure that the real queen was actually in their presence, emerging into the stadium to cheers and applause.
So who was the person who actually jumped out of the helicopter? It’s actually a he– Gary Connery, to be exact.
Connery made history a few months ago for being the first skydiver to safely land without a parachute, and he revealed he trained for months to ensure the show-stopping gueen’s “jump” was pure perfection.
According to reports, Connery was “sewn into a copy of the salmon dress the Queen was wearing” that night, then flown to a local airport where he and Sutton boarded the helicopter that took them to the stadium, the Mail said. They jumped at 800 feet, opened their parachutes at 500 feet, and steered away from the park, landing on a nearby bridge.
He told the British newspaper that he only had one regret about that night: “I really wanted to keep the dress, but I wasn’t allowed. It would have looked great on a night out.”
Shaken not stirred? Well, Daniel Craig looks a little like the former as he reprises his role as agent 007 in the latest James Bond film Skyfall.
With the latest installment almost near completion (producer Michael G. Wilson, has revealed they have almost finished making the film after the cast and crew returned from shooting in Turkey last week), a newly-released trailer is sure to wet the public’s appetite for what will surely be one of the year’s biggest box office hits.
Thankfully, for female fans of the franchise, which is marking its 50th anniversary, Craig is seen in much of the trailer shirtless… happy Monday!
The 23rd official Bond movie will be released in October.
Daniel Craig was pictured today in London all suited up on the set of the new James Bond film Skyfall.
This is the third time Daniel reprises his role as the 007 agent, and the film which is directed by Sam Mendes, boasts a star-studded cast which includes performances from Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Judi Dench.
This photo below shows the scenes on the street as filming got underway.