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James Bond Lookalike Fears Work Will Dry Out As Daniel Craig Leaves Role

Rebecca Shepherd

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James Bond Lookalike Fears Work Will Dry Out As Daniel Craig Leaves Role

A James Bond lookalike who says he looks 'pretty much like Bond' fears it'll be the end of his career after Daniel Craig's last ever 007 film opens in UK cinemas today.

Steve Wright, 53, said that the release of No Time to Die could spell the end of his 14-year reign as a doppelgänger of the globetrotting British spy in the movies.

But the agent - who's just two weeks younger than the real Daniel Craig - believes he can still squeeze out a few more jobs before the curtain falls. That's the spirit, Steve.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

He said: "Once the new film is out I think that will be the end of me. The final curtain will have come down.

"In nine months they'll name the new Bond. But I think I've got some time left."

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Credit: SWNS
The real Daniel Craig. Credit: Alamy
The real Daniel Craig. Credit: Alamy

Steve, who's travelled to Dubai and Monaco as a James Bond lookalike, said he may don his tuxedo for what could be the last time when he watches No Time to Die at his local cinema on Monday.

The lookalike from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, charges upwards of £577 ($776) for a two-hour meet and greet session, according to his agency website.

Steve said: "I'm not quite a 100 percent lookalike but I look pretty much like him with my gun out and tuxedo on. A good lookalike is about the interaction you have with the people."

Steve, who grew up in the seaside town of Sheringham, Norfolk, said that he first got into the lookalike business after a friend told him he looked like Daniel Craig.

He said: "When Casino Royale came out in 2006 people said I had a little bit of resemblance to him.

"I sent some pictures to a lookalike agency and in a month I was in a luxury hotel in Monaco just about to start a gig thinking 'what the f*** am I doing here?'.

"I've been to Dubai, South Africa, Monaco and more [for the job]. I do meet and greets, balls, and TV appearances."

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Credit: SWNS

Steve, who also works as a commercial photographer, said the highlight of his career was appearing alongside Daniel Craig in a scene in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace.

He's also featured at events alongside fellow lookalikes for James Bond stars such as Sean Connery, Jaws and Odd Job.

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Topics: Entertainment, Lookalike, UK, James Bond

Rebecca Shepherd
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