Daniel Craig credits former Bond star SIR Roger Moore with his success as 007 - insisting the star inspired his own take on the superspy role.
Moore has defended Craig - initially an unpopular choice as the world's most famous secret agent - praising his performance in recent interviews.
And the blue-eyed actor insists he's honoured to follow in Moore's footsteps with his role in 2006 film Casino Royale and the forthcoming movie Quantum of Solace.
Craig says, "He said very nice things. It's reciprocated because I grew up watching Roger as James Bond and I watched the old movies specifically because I think they hold really good keepings that we need to have in our movies."