Former 007 actor Timothy Dalton is full of praise for Daniel Craig - hailing him one of the best JAMES BONDs ever.
The British actor, who played the superspy in 1987's THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and 1989's LICENSE TO KILL, was bemused at the criticism levelled at Craig before Casino Royale was even released.
And Dalton is glad Craig has proved them wrong with his powerhouse performance in last year's (06) blockbuster hit.
He says, "Daniel was a wonderful Bond in a great James Bond movie. I'm delighted for him."