Daniel Craig impressed choreographer Jack Murphy on the set of Sylvia, though at first the dancer was apprehensive.
In the 2003 flick Daniel played poet Ted Hughes, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role of Sylvia Plath. Daniel was required to dance with Gwyneth for a scene, with Jack the man tasked with helping the Bond star learn some moves.
“I was nervous because he’s an actor I hold in high esteem, but he was a fine dancer!” Jack gushed to Britain’s Radio Times magazine. “(It was a pleasure to see) the enthusiasm with which Daniel embraced it”.
And it seems the 47-year-old star’s fancy footwork hasn’t gone unnoticed by the dance world. UK TV show Strictly Come Dancing has just finished its latest season, but it seems bosses at the BBC show would love to line Daniel up for the 2016 series. Ex-The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness was crowned this year’s (15) champion alongside professional dancer Aliona Vilani, but next year (16) it could be Hollywood heavyweight Daniel.
“What a coup to get 007 on the dance floor,” an insider told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper. “The professional girl dancers would all be fighting to be partnered with him.”
Despite claiming he’s unsure if he’ll play James Bond again, the A-lister doesn’t need the help of Strictly when it comes to his mega career.
Those unfamiliar with Jack however will soon be able to see him on his own British TV show, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.
“Dance halls have disappeared – for one reason because space became too expensive,” Jack explained. “But I think we’re ready to bring them back.
“The brilliance of Strictly means that the British public have fallen in love with ballroom dancing again. Now all we have to do is get them off the sofa and into the arms of each other. In order to do that they need the space in which to dance.”
– Cover Media