1. Mads Mikkelsen On Casino Royale And The First Bond Film He Saw

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-11-10

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on how Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen got the role of Le Chiffre, his first James Bond film, as well as watching the dailies with Daniel Craig…

    As previously reported, Mikkelsen did not have to audition for the villainous role in Casino Royale. ‘I flew to London, but when I got there, they didn’t have the audition because they were too busy,’ he says.

    ‘It turns out that [director Martin Campbell] had seen a couple of my Danish movies,’ he continues. ‘Apparently, he liked my work.’

    Mikkelsen reveals that 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me was the first James Bond film he saw. ‘I was just a little boy [age 9], and Jaws scared me. That’s what I remember about him.’

    During the filming of Casino Royale, Mikkelsen says he couldn’t wait to see how some of the scenes turned out. ‘I never watch dailies,’ he said. ‘But there were a couple of scenes in this where Daniel and I couldn’t resist. We had to see what it looked like.’

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