Daniel Craig on playing Bond: ‘I won’t outstay my welcome’

Actor says he'll let someone else have a crack when the time is right

Daniel Craig has promised not to outstay his welcome as James Bond.

The actor makes his third appearance as 007 in Skyfall, the upcoming 23rd Bond movie. Last month (September 2012), it was confirmed that he is contracted for another two films.

At a recent press junket attended by Den of Geek!, 44-year-old Craig was asked to set an age limit for playing Bond. He joked: “Forty-four and three quarters.”

The actor then added: “I’m contracted to do another two, and I think that’s a fair number. But I’m not going to make predictions, because people have to go and see the movie, so until they do go and see the movie, we can’t make another one. But I’m not going to outstay my welcome, someone else will have to have a crack at this.”

Meanwhile, Skyfall director Sam Mendes has recently admitted that he would consider making another Bond movie. When asked about Mendes returning, Craig replied: “I’d love to work with him again, but I’m not going to get myself into trouble by suggesting he would or should or could. But of course I’d love to work with him again.”

Skyfall opens in UK cinemas this Friday (October 26). Alongside Craig as 007, the film boasts a bumper cast including Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Judi Dench, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes. You can watch the trailer below.