Craig's Father Assures World
Son Handy With A Toy Gun

March 16, 2006

Daniel Craig's Father Assures World
Son Handy With A Toy Gun

Perpetually embattled heir to the James Bond title, Daniel Craig, has had everything
from his virility to his lack of eyebrows challenged since filming started on the
series' next installment–mostly at the hands of archenemy But
just when things couldn't get any more absurd in one of cinema's most overblown–
and thoroughly entertaining–fanboy uprisings, another bizarre chapter unfolds. In
what has to be a first, James Bond's dad has come to his son's defense:

Daniel Craig, the new James Bond actor, has been accused of being a wimp, but
now he has a defender: his dad. “It is all cobblers,” Tim Wroughton-Craig told
London’s Sunday Mirror. “Daniel is a hard lad — you wouldn’t want to meet him in a
dark street. Is he a wimp? No, I wouldn’t like to call him that to his face. As for the
idea he doesn’t like guns — when he was younger he would play with a toy gun like
any other boy.”

It's touching to see all the proud paternal involvement in the next Bond flick: First
villain Mads Mikkelsen's cab driving papa regaled fares about his son's good
fortune. And now, 007's old man debunks the entire mean-spirited smear campaign
with a hearty "cobblers!" (Which has nothing to do with fruit crisps or shoe-making
elves, as it turns out.) Still, we can't help but wonder if having a parent fight his own
battles is perhaps just providing Craig's internet detractors with some plutonium-
grade ammunition.