Former Bond girl Honor Blackman feels that Daniel Craig is a better James Bond than Sean Connery.
The British actor, who portrayed the role of Pussy Galore in Goldfinger alongside Connery, said that according to her Craig was "terrific" and he was capable of so much more, the Mirror reported.
Despite working with Connery, the 89-year-old actor asserted that Connery was perfection as Bond but only as Ian Fleming wrote it. In fact, she insisted that Craig delivers a more multi-dimensional character than Connery ever could. Even saying that Craig was probably the best actor that ever played Bond.
“I’m sorry to say he’s a better actor – but I think Sean would acknowledge that,” she says. “I think Dan is terrific. He’s capable of so much more.
“Sean was perfection as Bond only as Ian Fleming wrote it. He was a Mr Universe entrant, he was handsome and very, very sexy and had that ridiculous accent.
“Now it’s no longer like Ian Fleming, it’s more like The Bourne Identity. It’s a different kind of film.
"But that doesn’t make any difference to the fact they’re super films and Daniel is probably the best actor that ever played Bond.”
But Honor qualifies her praise for the new style of Bond movies, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Craig’s fourth outing in Spectre, due to be released in November.
She believes the Bond franchise has evolved so much that the door is open to more radical changes including a black 007.