Craig Look-a-Like

I supose everyone else has noticed Craig's twin brother driving the truck in the pre-title credits. Through the tunnels at the very beginning when Bond gets the DBS stuck alongside the lorry. The guy is wearing sunglasses, but has the same looks as Craig and the same hair, and when he fights against the wheel even pulls the same sort of expression. I can't be alone in noticing this, and the first time I saw it I was even confused for a moment. Why the hell did they pick someone so similar?
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,040MI6 Agent
    Yeah, I noticed that the second time, not sure if Forster was making some kind of arty point. He has his Montenegro look doesn't he? It's like when the police radio in about a black car firing machine guns at a grey Aston Martin... er Bond's car here is black. You just sort of go with it.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    There is a famous quote from Fleming along the lines of Connery being a "Truck Driver ". I think this is more of the symbolism of the Director, With a Truck Driver who looks like the Current Bond.As well as the Opening Car chase emerging from a tunnel, A symbolic "Gunnbarrel" or Perhaps a "New Birth " of the character. Quantum is filled with symbolism. If only a little more time had been spent on the script. :))
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  • thesecretagentthesecretagent CornwallPosts: 2,151MI6 Agent
    Yep, that Aston is definately black. Not sure where the grey description came from.
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  • BLU8BLU8 Ontario, CanadaPosts: 418MI6 Agent
    Yep, that Aston is definately black. Not sure where the grey description came from.

    I think the actual colour of the DBS is "Quantum Silver", which is a dark "smoky grey" sort of colour. No question, the car definitely looks black during some parts of the chase, but I think it's a trick of the light, & the true colour is dark silver.
  • DanielCraig007DanielCraig007 Posts: 582MI6 Agent
    CR= light grey Aston Martin

    QoS= dark grey Aston Martin
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    There is a famous quote from Fleming along the lines of Connery being a "Truck Driver ". I think this is more of the symbolism of the Director, With a Truck Driver who looks like the Current Bond.As well as the Opening Car chase emerging from a tunnel, A symbolic "Gunnbarrel" or Perhaps a "New Birth " of the character. Quantum is filled with symbolism. If only a little more time had been spent on the script. :))


    I believe the reason Fleming called Connery the truck driver was because that was the only film he'd seen SC in ... "Hell drivers" which is about contract drivers of gravel amongst racketeering.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV9Vs9tOEaI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    SC is sat on the window ledge in the scene about 50 secs in....
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    CR= light grey Aston Martin

    QoS= dark grey Aston Martin

    actually its

    CR = Casino Royale Silver, a bog standard silver, a little darker from the db5's silver birch

    QoS = Quantum Silver, a flip paint, depending on how the light catches it, it can look anything between CR silver and AM's meteorite silver, which is a dark charcoal shade.

    on the look-a-like front, i always thought the agent guarding mitchell's door as forensics do there thing looked more like craig. take a look where bond turns up in the range rover, and walks into mitchell's flat, he walks straight past his doooopleganger.
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  • zaphodzaphod Posts: 1,183MI6 Agent
    I supose everyone else has noticed Craig's twin brother driving the truck in the pre-title credits. Through the tunnels at the very beginning when Bond gets the DBS stuck alongside the lorry. The guy is wearing sunglasses, but has the same looks as Craig and the same hair, and when he fights against the wheel even pulls the same sort of expression. I can't be alone in noticing this, and the first time I saw it I was even confused for a moment. Why the hell did they pick someone so similar?


    'Art fo Arts sake' I guess. It's certainly too close to be an accident, just an Arty in joke I think.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,040MI6 Agent
    Sorry, it's the code name theory.

    The guy driving the truck is James Bond of Casino Royale. He got sacked for making a balls up of the job, where Quantum walk away with all the loot. So he ends up with a job as a truck driver. The final scene of CR was the new guy boasting that he's in fact James Bond, dressed in new clobber. That's why the truck driver in QoS looks so peeved during that scene, he recognises his successor.
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  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 2,973MI6 Agent
    I supose everyone else has noticed Craig's twin brother driving the truck in the pre-title credits. Through the tunnels at the very beginning when Bond gets the DBS stuck alongside the lorry. The guy is wearing sunglasses, but has the same looks as Craig and the same hair, and when he fights against the wheel even pulls the same sort of expression. I can't be alone in noticing this, and the first time I saw it I was even confused for a moment. Why the hell did they pick someone so similar?

    Nope...but I think it requires some research. :))

    Oh damn, that means I'm going to have to watch it again..... *sigh* ;) :x
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  • thesecretagentthesecretagent CornwallPosts: 2,151MI6 Agent
    Check him out Lexi - he looks like Craig in the Madagascar scence in Casino Royale. Very oddly cast imo.
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  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Check him out Lexi - he looks like Craig in the Madagascar scence in Casino Royale. Very oddly cast imo.

    does this help?..

    craiganddriver.jpg
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 2,973MI6 Agent
    Check him out Lexi - he looks like Craig in the Madagascar scence in Casino Royale. Very oddly cast imo.

    On my 'to do' list today..... Gotta love sundays :D

    Thanks Paul for posting pics.... I will take a closer look when watching -{
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  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 2,973MI6 Agent
    I supose everyone else has noticed Craig's twin brother driving the truck in the pre-title credits. Through the tunnels at the very beginning when Bond gets the DBS stuck alongside the lorry. The guy is wearing sunglasses, but has the same looks as Craig and the same hair, and when he fights against the wheel even pulls the same sort of expression. I can't be alone in noticing this, and the first time I saw it I was even confused for a moment. Why the hell did they pick someone so similar?

    I watched this today...and I do see the resemblance, however, I think it's more coincidental than chosen. Although, having said that, perhaps someone else said the same thing on the day of filming, and put the truck driver in sunglasses to make it less so....

    Now, I've watched this movie over a dozen times, and I have to say this is the first time (after your post) that I noticed.
    It's amazing what other people pick up from this movie.... the subtleties are obvious to some, and yet obvious just goes over other's heads.... :)) (a bit of a theme for me at the moment :# )

    As for the colour. In the tunnel it seems grey, but in the light it seems black - and the police describe it as grey... but...I'm not convinced - it looked the same colour as the police car chasing it... and that was black :s
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,040MI6 Agent
    QoS is on terrestrial telly next weekend, UK dwellers!
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  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Lexi wrote:

    As for the colour. In the tunnel it seems grey, but in the light it seems black - and the police describe it as grey... but...I'm not convinced - it looked the same colour as the police car chasing it... and that was black :s

    Understandable lexi.... It's a very unusual paint that Aston are quite proud of and costs a fortune....it changes colour in different lights....

    This is a close up of the car

    DSC01218-1.jpg
  • 007 and a half007 and a half LondonPosts: 595MI6 Agent
    minigeff wrote:
    CR= light grey Aston Martin

    QoS= dark grey Aston Martin

    actually its

    CR = Casino Royale Silver, a bog standard silver, a little darker from the db5's silver birch

    QoS = Quantum Silver, a flip paint, depending on how the light catches it, it can look anything between CR silver and AM's meteorite silver, which is a dark charcoal shade.

    on the look-a-like front, i always thought the agent guarding mitchell's door as forensics do there thing looked more like craig. take a look where bond turns up in the range rover, and walks into mitchell's flat, he walks straight past his doooopleganger.

    Geff, that was Steve Wright who makes a living as a Daniel Craig look-alike.

    http://www.danielcraigtoplookalike.com/quantum.html


    Screen_Grabs.jpg
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 2,973MI6 Agent
    ke02eww wrote:
    Lexi wrote:

    As for the colour. In the tunnel it seems grey, but in the light it seems black - and the police describe it as grey... but...I'm not convinced - it looked the same colour as the police car chasing it... and that was black :s

    Understandable lexi.... It's a very unusual paint that Aston are quite proud of and costs a fortune....it changes colour in different lights....

    This is a close up of the car

    DSC01218-1.jpg

    Ah, thanks, - so I'm not being totally stupid.
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  • VladimirVladimir Posts: 4MI6 Agent
    edited March 2011
    Does he have a stunt double actually?
    Have no information about that. A double who does the dangerous scenes and has the same look with the same sunglasses B-)
    I like his choice of sunglasses and on that page I found some good ones.
  • 007 and a half007 and a half LondonPosts: 595MI6 Agent
    Hi stunt double is Ben Cooke, Steve Wright was just in that scene as an agent guarding the corridor outside of Mitchell's flat.
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    minigeff wrote:
    CR= light grey Aston Martin

    QoS= dark grey Aston Martin

    actually its

    CR = Casino Royale Silver, a bog standard silver, a little darker from the db5's silver birch

    QoS = Quantum Silver, a flip paint, depending on how the light catches it, it can look anything between CR silver and AM's meteorite silver, which is a dark charcoal shade.

    on the look-a-like front, i always thought the agent guarding mitchell's door as forensics do there thing looked more like craig. take a look where bond turns up in the range rover, and walks into mitchell's flat, he walks straight past his doooopleganger.

    Geff, that was Steve Wright who makes a living as a Daniel Craig look-alike.

    http://www.danielcraigtoplookalike.com/quantum.html


    Screen_Grabs.jpg

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    I've always though Jason Bradbury from "The gadget show " looked alot like D Craig
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,634MI6 Agent
    I think Kevin McKidd from "Rome" looks a bit like Craig:

    http://lichnosti.net/photos/1530/12738284321.jpg
  • pussygalore2pussygalore2 Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    Check out this guy - he is the main Daniel Craig Lookalike. He's called Max Ryder.

    www.danielcraiglookalike.net
  • EvaFanEvaFan Posts: 15MI6 Agent
    Max is really quite good actually. Looks very much like Daniel Craig in the photo with the queen lookalike (that isn´t that good thought). :)
  • BouserBouser Posts: 1MI6 Agent
    The truck driver is stuntman Peter Miles, he also appeared as the man playing the bagpipes which turn into a machine gun and flamethrower (at Q's testing lab) in The World Is Not Enough. He's my uncle :)
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