'Casino' head: McGregor should
|It should be noted that a leaked email from Barbara Broccoli's EON
Productions allegedly says the 5ft 10 McGregor was thought to be too
little to play Bond, according to reports.
Interestingly 5ft 10 is the same height as Daniel Craig. This barefoot
height has been verified by EON whom measured him and by Craig
'Casino' head: McGregor should be Bond
LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- New Zealand director Martin
Campbell, who headed up "Casino Royale," has admitted
British actor Ewan McGregor was his first choice to play
Campbell said that "Casino" execs approached the
35-year-old Scottish actor to take on the role of the
world's most famous spy, but were ultimately forced to
go with actor Daniel Craig when McGregor turned down
the role, The Mirror said.
"I think he got another job or decided he didn't want
it," said Campbell.
The director, who celebrates his 66th birthday Tuesday,
also said that he "wasn't totally convinced" that the
choice of the 38-year-old Craig was the right one for the
The Mirror said his worries were only increased when
production began on the film, which is set to be
released Nov. 17, and rumors began that Craig could not
operate the stick-shift of Bond's trademark Aston Martin.