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Daniel Craig rules out stage career

The new Bond star insists he will not toe the lines of actors Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Jackman or Orlando Bloom in performing before a live audience.
ANI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2007 01:08 PM IST

New 007 Daniel Craig insists that he will not be seen on stage anytime soon, for he’s not too fond of learning lines.

Actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom and Christian Slater have all taken a go at performing in front of a live audience, but Craig insists that he won’t be joining their ranks.

The actor reveals that though he’s been offered a lot of plays, he won’t be doing any more theatre because he doesn’t like to learn lines by heart.

"I've been offered plays but don't plan to do more theatre and have no desire to do Shakespeare. It's just too many lines for me," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.

Craig will now be seen on the big screen opposite Aussie beauty Nicole Kidman in two movies – His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass and The Invasion. The former will also see him appearing on screen once again with Casino Royale co-star Eva Green.

The actor will be back in Bond’s shoes later this year when he starts filming new 007 flick Bond 22 in December this year. The movie is scheduled to hit theatres the world over in November 2008.

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