Daniel Craig reveals the surprising way Hugh Jackman influenced his take on James Bond


Daniel Craig reveals the surprising way Hugh Jackman influenced his performance as spy James Bond – and reveals the Australian actor is BEGGING to take over the iconic role


Daniel Craig is often described as the best James Bond in the spy film franchise.

And with the impending release of his final outing as 007 in No Time To Die, the actor revealed the surprising way Hugh Jackman influenced the iconic role.

The 53-year-old told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday the Australian actor, also 53, showed him how to manage the new level of fame that came with playing Bond.

Inspired: Daniel Craig (left) has revealed the surprising way Hugh Jackman (right) influenced his take on James Bond - as he says goodbye to the iconic spy role

Inspired: Daniel Craig (left) has revealed the surprising way Hugh Jackman (right) influenced his take on James Bond – as he says goodbye to the iconic spy role

Hugh famously played Wolverine in the X-Men franchise from 2000 to 2017. 

Daniel said: ‘I owe him big style. Hugh is an extraordinary man and had a big influence on me. 

‘He is a gentleman and he loves his job dearly. And through him I learned to love my job more,’ he shared.

'He had a big influence on me': The 53-year-old told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday that the Australian actor, also 53, showed him how to manage the new level of fame that came with playing Bond. He said, 'through him I learned to love my job more'

‘He had a big influence on me’: The 53-year-old told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday that the Australian actor, also 53, showed him how to manage the new level of fame that came with playing Bond. He said, ‘through him I learned to love my job more’

Friends: The British actor also noted that his Aussie pal also won't stop annoying him about becoming the next Bond. 'Oh, he won't get off the phone. It's sort of disgusting,' Daniel joked. Pictured together in 2007

Friends: The British actor also noted that his Aussie pal also won’t stop annoying him about becoming the next Bond. ‘Oh, he won’t get off the phone. It’s sort of disgusting,’ Daniel joked. Pictured together in 2007

The British actor also noted that his Aussie pal also won’t stop annoying him about becoming the next Bond.

‘Oh, he won’t get off the phone. It’s sort of disgusting,’ Daniel joked. 

Daniel and Hugh previously co-starred in a Broadway play Steady Rain over a 12-week period back in 2009.

Co-stars: Daniel and Hugh previously co-starred in a Broadway play Steady Rain over a 12-week period back in 2009 (pictured)

Co-stars: Daniel and Hugh previously co-starred in a Broadway play Steady Rain over a 12-week period back in 2009 (pictured) 

No Time to Die is the final turn as James Bond for Daniel Craig, who played 007 in five movies – 2006’s Casino Royale, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre.

Craig is joined by frequent 007 mainstays Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Whishsaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter).

Also appearing in the blockbuste are new Bond girl Ana de Armas, as well as Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux and Rami Malek.

End: No Time to Die is the final turn as James Bond for Daniel Craig, who played 007 in five movies - 2006's Casino Royale, 2008's Quantum of Solace, 2012's Skyfall and 2015's Spectre. Pictured is Daniel at the No Time to Die premiere in London

End: No Time to Die is the final turn as James Bond for Daniel Craig, who played 007 in five movies – 2006’s Casino Royale, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, 2012’s Skyfall and 2015’s Spectre. Pictured is Daniel at the No Time to Die premiere in London 

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