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Daniel Craig 'to become longest-serving James Bond under new deal'

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Daniel Craig has reportedly been offered a multi-million pound deal to star in five more James Bond movies.

The mooted deal will see the 43-year-old star in a total of eight Bond pictures, overtaking Roger Moore as the actor to have spent the longest time playing the spy.

James Bond in Quantum of Solace

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Roger Moore as Bond in Live and Let Die


Moore starred as James Bond a total of seven times between 1973 and 1985, starting with Live And Let Die and ending with A View To A Kill.

Craig made his debut as the iconic character in 2006's Casino Royale, which was followed by Quantum Of Solace in 2008 and the upcoming 23rd film in the series Skyfall, due for release on October 26, 2012.

"Daniel's been a terrific Bond, a superb actor and a ­terrific man," producer Michael G Wilson told The People. "The fans love him and I don't think there's a better actor to play the part. It's certainly something we'll be ­discussing with him once we finish shooting Skyfall."

He added: "Filming has gone very well so far and I'd love Daniel to surpass Roger's record and do eight pictures. Daniel's been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously.

"There's really no-one more passionate about making these films work than him - he's a filmmaker's dream. A lot of people have said Daniel's been their favourite Bond since Sean Connery and I can't argue with them. He's doing a great job."

Craig revealed this week that he also wrote parts of Quantum Of Solace due to the writer's strike of 2007 and 2008.

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