Friday, November 27, 2009

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has demanded round-the-clock protection when he appears in a play in New York, it has been claimed. The James Bond star is said to have told producers he needs a bodyguard on call as he prepares for his Broadway debut in A Steady Rain. But his request was rejected - because co-star Hugh Jackman has not asked for any security. The Hollywood actors play Chicago cops whose friendship is put to the test in the stage drama. Craig, 41, sports a large moustache for the role. One insider revealed: "Everybody thinks it's funny because the truth is, Daniel rarely gets approached by the public in the street and at restaurants - especially now that he has the huge handlebar moustache." A Broadway insider said: "Security and secrecy around the show are so tight that Jackman and Craig are rehearsing at a secret location outside the city." Craig has reportedly rented a $38,000-a-month apartment for his stint in the play. A representative for Craig was unavailable for comment. A Steady Rain, by Keith Huff, begins previews next week and opens on September 29 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. It runs until December 6.

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