James Bond star Daniel Craig was stunned when he arrived in Beijing yesterday (29JAN07) for the Chinese premiere of Casino Royale, and was offered a pirate copy of the film.
Craig was approached by a bootleg DVD seller who offered him a copy for just $1.50 (GBP.75p), not recognising him as the star of the film.
The actor says, "Someone tried to sell me a copy last night.
"I was wearing a hat and glasses so they didn't recognise me. It saddens me.
"Going to the cinema is a great experience. You're missing out by watching a bad copy of a DVD.
"As far as I'm concerned cinema is a collective experience and you get 50 per cent more by going to the cinema."