Bond star set for Spilsby move?

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By Grimsby Telegraph | Thursday, August 22, 2013, 17:53

A JAMES Bond actor has shaken and stirred residents after having a quiet drink or two in a local pub.

Hollywood star Daniel Craig – the main man in the latest Bond film Skyfall – visited The Wheatsheaf pub, in Louth.

The rumours of his presence in the area first began in July after it was thought he'd expressed an interest in buying the £12 million Dalby Hall Estate, in Spilsby.

Now the 1,051-acre country pile is sold subject to contract.

And the actor's recent visit to the historic Louth pub has fuelled the rumour once more.

Regulars at the pub on Westgate must have been in shock as the superstar walked in for a casual drink.

One customer, who did not wish not be named, said: "Daniel came in for a quiet drink, but I didn't recognise him because I haven't seen any of his films.

"So it's unfortunate I didn't know who he was, otherwise I would have taken more notice!"

A regular at The Wheatsheaf pub added: "I am gutted I wasn't there when Daniel was.

"I am such a big fan and it is typical it was one of the few nights I was out of town."

The Dalby Hall Estate includes an eight-bedroom Grade-II listed hall set in mature parkland with an estate office and coach house, a farmhouse, seven cottages, three farmyards, an established shoot, a trout lake and a private airstrip.

Richard Hardesty tweeted: "Interesting. Daniel Craig is rumoured to be buying a house in Lincolnshire, about 20 minutes south of me... #DalbyHall."

Louth has many celebrity connections. It's the home of West End star Barbara Dickson and musician Robert Wyatt.

And it is understood that a bodyguard to Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was brought up in the area.

The ex-Marine's parents apparently live in the town, and he came home to visit them just weeks ago.

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  • Profile image for A_Partridge

    As an afterthought, if Daniel has indeed been frequenting the Wheatsheaf, I advise the landlord to stop supplying any free bar-based finger food.

    By A_Partridge at 17:53 on 22/08/13

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    I met Daniel Craig once, while I was dining with Eamonn Holmes (before his heavy weight gain) at Anthony Worrall-Thompson's restaurant. I remember that evening well as Anthony was trying to offload Tesco branded cheese and wine extremely cheaply.

    I encountered Daniel in the gents as he was leaving the only cubicle (something to hide?) and offered him some advice as a Bond connoisseur, stating he would do better in the role if he stopped playing Bond as a badly educated chancer and adopted a more refined style like that of Peter Bowles in his prime.

    Daniel never made eye contact but simply emitted a low growl and swiftly exited, without washing his hands. This after he definitely had just done a number 2, which was evident from the rather pungent smell coming from the cubicle.

    I advised Anthony about Daniel's lack of hygiene and he has since been banned, through word of mouth, from all Michelin starred restaurants in the UK. Food for thought. I believe he now also has to share the toilet facilities of the extras on all film sets, as he not allowed his own for insurance purposes and is not permitted in the private bathrooms of the major stars.

    He was the lead in the recent film 'The Tourist' but was kicked off set and replaced with Johnny Depp after being caught taking a dump in Angelina Jolie's private lavatory.

    By A_Partridge at 17:47 on 22/08/13

  • Profile image for mum2boys

    the wheatsheaf is lovely the man has good taste :)

    By mum2boys at 14:02 on 22/08/13

  • Profile image for emma31

    Cant imagine him drinking in a dump like the wheatsheaf

    By emma31 at 12:30 on 22/08/13

  • Profile image for Robert38

    Superman couldnt do that

    By Robert38 at 11:55 on 22/08/13


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