Daniel Craig playing James Bond one last time for Catherine Tate Comic Relief sketch
Daniel Craig is donning James Bond's tuxedo one final time, as Catherine Tate’s foul-mouthed Nan character meets 007 in a new sketch for Comic Relief.
No Time To Die, Craig's final outing as 007 on film, is coming to cinemas on 30 September after being delayed three times by the coronavirus pandemic. His Red Nose Day sketch could feasibly end up being the last time 53-year-old actor ever plays Bond on screen.
In the sketch Nan has spurned retirement and taken up a part-time job as a cleaner, for Comic Relief’s big night of TV.
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She finds herself face-to-face with 007 when he pops up on screen for his security briefing, while she is cleaning the office of the head of the secret intelligence service – aka M.
The BBC said Daniel Craig’s spy alter-ego is “quickly caught up in a line of questioning he has never experienced before – but will the foul-mouthed senior citizen leave James Bond shaken and stirred?”
Tate said: “Nan had a right old time meeting Bond. What a smashing fella.
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“As ever, it was great fun filming this Comic Relief sketch, huge thanks to Daniel and all the Bond team for being such great sports. I hope it raises lots of money on the night.”
Catherine Tate and Daniel Craig previously teamed up for a Comic Relief sketch in 2007. It saw the actor dating a character played by Tate called Elaine Figgis.
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The sketch is part of a three-hour comedy special, featuring other sketches, live performances, surprises and music acts.
Money raised by Red Nose Day will support people in the UK and around the world and help tackle hunger, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma.
Comic Relief’s night of TV is set to broadcast live on BBC One on Friday from 7pm.