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Daniel Craig locks horns with journo!

The Bond actor, in a rather bad mood after the Bafta awards, almost picked up a fight with a journalist.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2007 20:03 IST

Bond actor Daniel Craig was in a rather bad mood after the Bafta awards that he almost picked up a fight with a journalist and hurled the F- word at him, at Grosvenor House after party.

The 39-year-old actor, who was nominated for Best Actor and lost out to Forest Whitaker, was accompanied by his girlfriend producer Satsuki Mitchell, and was rather annoyed by the reporter’s joke, when he said that he was looking great in a pair of shorts in the film.

The reporter Johann Hari stated that he had million other ways of reacting and that Craig was in a vile mood even when they began talking

"When we first spoke, he was in a vile mood. I just made a joke about how great he looked in his shorts in the film. There were so many ways he could have reacted. But instead, he called me a 'f***ing fool'.” Daily Mail quoted the reporter, as saying.

A security added that looking at the situation Satsuki rushed to his side; before he hit the reporter and that the ‘Casino Royale’ star did not look happy.

“She rushed to his side and literally put her arm between them before this guy got thumped. It was clear that Daniel was not at all happy,” the source said.

"First of all, he loses out on the Bafta, and then everyone from Jonathan Ross downwards spends the night talking about how buff he looks in swimming trunks.” the source said.

The source added that Craig really wanted to leave the bash but he was forced by studio execs to stay on.

"He left the awards and went straight to the Grosvenor House and every five minutes was telling Satsuki he wanted to go. But his studio execs were adamant that he should stay on to show willing,” he added.

Even when Dame Judi Dench tried to have a laugh with him, by calling them a pair of losers, after she lost to Helen Mirren the Best Actress award.

However he did not see the lighter side of her joke too.

"Even when Dame Judi (Dench) came up to commiserate with him, she was given short shrift.. Judi tried to have a laugh with him calling them a pair of losers - since she lost out to Helen Mirren too - but he didn't see the funny side,” the source said.

First Published: Feb 13, 2007 17:57 IST

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