New Bond 'speechless' as he makes his debut - By Jenny Booth

The name is Craig. Daniel Craig. The 37-year-old actor was finally unveiled as the sixth James Bond today - although the news came as little surprise, after being leaked early by his excited mum.

Craig arrived in true 007 style on a speedboat up the Thames, to be introduced to the world's media at a press conference aboard HMS President.

Flanked by Royal Marines and smartly dressed in a suit and sunglasses, he leaped aboard a rigid raider craft at HMS Belfast and sped under Tower Bridge on his way to the rendezvous. His boat was flanked by four other Royal Marine craft. His super-smooth image was only slightly spoiled by the fact that he was wearing a lifejacket.

As he walked up the gangplank he was ambushed by a barrage of questions. Asked how he was feeling about his new role, a beaming Craig replied: "I’m speechless at the moment."

Then he obligingly posed for photographers on deck, with his arms around Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.

His first mission will be to star in the next movie - a remake based on the first ever Bond book, Casino Royale. It will be Bond's 21st outing.

He's BLONDE! Ok,an Englishman to play Bond is a good thing, but ... why not Ewan McGregor? He's certainly got the sex appeal *evil grin*
Enlightening second article here.