Diamonds are for what?
By THOMAS WHITAKER
DANIEL Craig’s credentials as the new James Bond have taken another knock —
after it was discovered he is a duffer at poker.
An expert had to be flown abroad to teach him the game — even though the
gambling scene is crucial to latest movie Casino Royale.
The 37-year-old actor has already been blasted for wearing a lifejacket in a
speedboat in the Thames, not being keen on driving a manual car and hating guns.
He became a laughing stock again when producers found he did not know a Royal
Flush from a Full House.
British card player John Duthie, who has made £1.5million from poker, was jetted to
a Berlin hotel to coach Craig.
An insider said: “Daniel could not play cards — it was so funny. It is a critical part of
the film, where Bond shows how cool a customer he is.
But it was frustratingly ridiculous how long it took to teach the cast how to play or
behave at a poker table.
“Everyone at the hotel has been laughing about a Bond who can’t play cards.”
In the casino scene, 007 has to wipe out the arch villain’s fortune by bluffing him at
the poker table. The movie is out in November.