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Professional James Bond lookalike fears work will dry up as Daniel Craig retires

Steve Wright’s work as international man of mystery 007 has seen him travel from Monaco to South Africa since his ex-wife noticed the similarities more than a decade ago

Steve Wright worries that jobs will dry up

A professional James Bond lookalike fears for his livelihood with the exit of Daniel Craig,

Steve Wright has been fearing the day that the current 007 will hand back his license to kill and move on from the franchise.

For the past decade the Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk man has been earning a crust as a Bond doppelganger.

Since his ex-wife noted the similarity between him and the macho spy, Steve has been donning a black tie, sharp suit and gun in the name of pretend espionage.

Now that Craig’s final Bond flick has been released, he fears that the work will soon dry up.

“Inevitably I’m not going to be as popular,” he told the East Anglian Daily Times.



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“People obviously want the current Bond, but I’ve been 007 for the last 14 years so I’m happy to pass on the mantle.

“The same thing has happened to the Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan lookalikes after all.”

As gloomy as Steve may be about his future as Bond, he’s enjoyed some good times while dressing up as the hired killer.

His work has taken him to far-flung locations including Monaco and South Africa.









While there may be less work coming in for this film compared to previous Bond movies, Steve has still secured some gigs.

They include film openings at cinemas, a private showing for a company and a vodka advert for a supermarket.

Those looking to hire Steve for a two hour “mix and mingle” can do so via the Alive Network for £577 plus travel costs.



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For an extra £1,423 a five piece stunt team can be added to the booking.

Since it premiered last night, No Time to Die has been met with spectacular reviews.

The Mirror’s Chris Hunneysett gave the film five stars.

He wrote: “Daniel Craig’s much delayed swansong as the world’s most famous spy concludes in spectacular style, proving once again that when it comes to being James Bond, nobody does it better.

“The evening weather may have been a washout but the atmosphere inside the Royal Albert Hall for the premiere was electric.

“And not even the presence of the royal family could compete with the spine-tingling anticipation of seeing the latest thrill-packed globetrotting 007 adventure on the big screen. And wow, it does not disappoint.

“Shot through with all the gun-toting glamour you’d expect, we see 007 gunning for Rami Malek’s nefarious terrorist mastermind called Lyutsifer Safin.

“He’s plotting biological warfare from a secret lair worthy of the great Bond villains and which looks like a nuclear silo remodelled by TV’s Grand Designs on an oligarch’s budget.”

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