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Daniel Craig shocks fans with 'unrecognisable' new look: 'Bond villain'

A photo of the British actor has gone viral online.

Daniel Craig has left fans baffled after he debuted a surprising new look on social media, which some people have labelled “unrecognisable”.

The 55-year-old James Bond actor, who portrayed the secret agent on screen from 2006 to 2021, has become well known for his short-cropped hairstyle and suave appearance.

However, he appeared drastically different in a video for Esquire this week where he is shown discussing Omega's Seamaster watches.

Daniel Craig looking sharp on a red carpet / Daniel Craig's surprising new appearance.
Daniel Craig’s surprising transformation has gone viral on social media. Photos: Getty / TikTok/esquire

In the clip, Daniel has a much longer hairstyle parted in the middle and wears a pair of small, round glasses.

His transformation has evoked plenty of hilarious reactions online, including one fan who said: “He looks like the Bond villain now.”

“Daniel Craig looks like he’s about to tell your nan her ceramics are worthless on Antiques Roadshow,” another joked.

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“He looks like he’s about to decline my home loan request,” someone else remarked, while a fourth wrote, “Man’s about to announce a modification to monetary policy in the Netherlands”.

“Daniel Craig looks like he's about to say the Eurovision votes have been counted and verified, and the winner can now be revealed,” a different user replied.

“Daniel Craig in his ‘sexy tenured history professor’ era, and I endorse it,” one fan shared, followed by another who said, “He looks like Cate Blanchett playing Daniel Craig”.

“Daniel Craig has secretly rewritten your Grandmother's will so he'll inherit the whole lot,” someone else commented.

Daniel Craig's run as James Bond

Daniel Craig played James Bond across five instalments in the film franchise, beginning with Casino Royale in 2006 and ending with No Time to Die in 2021.

He recently revealed that his timeline as 007 had been confirmed with the franchise’s producer Barbara Broccoli just a few days after Casino Royale premiered.

“I had genuinely thought I would do one Bond movie, then it would be over. But by then we knew we had a hit on our hands,” he told The Times.

“I realised the enormity of it, so I said to Barbara, ‘How many more? Three? Four?’. She said, ‘Four!’,” he continued. “I said, ‘OK. Then can I kill him off?’. She said, ‘Yes’.”

Fans have since labelled Daniel Craig as one of the best Bond actors in the character’s 60-year history.

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