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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Countdown to Skyfall - Daniel Craig's knickers snapped up

Back in the day, we used to get to see curvaceous women prancing about in skimpy costumes in our James Bond movies, but in this crazy mixed up modern age it is Daniel Craig who prances about in the skimpies. What was that all about?

So iconic have Craig's powder blue knickers become that an anonymous bidder paid  £44,450 at auction for the shorts Daniel Craig wore to recreate the Ursula Andress scene from Doctor No, in his first James Bland movie, Casino Royale.

The skimpy shorts, which were featured in an iconic scene from the 2006 flick which was Craig’s first appearance as the British secret agent, were among a number of items sold in a 007-themed auction last Friday (October 5). The auction took place as part of Global James Bond Day, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the film franchise.

With proceeds from the event donated to a number of charities including Unicef UK and Childline, other popular Bond memorabilia from the 50 items which went under the hammer included a navy woollen suit to be worn by Craig in new 007 film Skyfall, which raised £46,850, and an Aston Martin DBS car driven by the actor in Quantum Of Solace, which was sold for £241,250.

The Archive congratulates the buyer of Craig's knickers though would like to point out that a similar pair can be picked up for a fiver at Marks and Spencers. However the Archive is old school and Craig's knickers don't do anything for us and so here's a pic of Ursula in hers.

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