Skimpy swimwear made famous by Bond actor sold at 007 fundraising sale

The swimming trunks worn by Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Casino Royale have been sold for £44,450 at auction.

The BBC reports that 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 orchestral score for Skyfall’s theme song, meanwhile, which was signed by the track’s singer Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth, went for £13, 750.

Yesterday (October 6), a new Skyfall trailer set to Adele’s song was released online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.

Skyfall will be the 23rd Bond movie and arrives in cinemas on October 26. Joining Daniel Craig in his third outing as 007 will be Judi Dench as commanding officer M, Ben Whishaw as gadgets guru Q, and Javier Bardem as the film’s main villain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOoPjeh_vkE