INTRO
TRACKING DOWN 007
AN UNLIKELY SPY
FEMMES FATALES
PREMIUM BOND
21st CENTURY HERO
PHOTO GALLERY
AN UNLIKELY SPY
When Daniel turned up in a speedboat for his first Bond press conference wearing a distinctly un-action-man-like life jacket he didn't do himself any favours. Such self-preserving measures weren't exactly what the world expected from its most devil-may-care intelligence agent. And he compounded the situation by confessing that his trip on the Thames had terrified him, thanking the Royal Marines who provided his escort for scaring him senseless.

Taking proper safety precautions isn't the only area in which the actor is in stark contrast to his danger-loving character. He also admits to feeling shy about sex scenes and suffering an acute fear of heights. Perhaps most surprising, however, is the fact that he hates violence - especially guns. "It's a horrible contradiction," he says. "I hate handguns - handguns are for shooting people. And as long as handguns are around, people will shoot each other."

There is one 007 trait the 5ft 11in star shares, though - his predilection for beautiful female company. He has been romantically linked to both Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.

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