banner 2018 460x100 v1 1 GdyniaBaner2018

 

 

Polish Actor Tomasz Kot Responds to James Bond Film Controversy Featured

2018-08-30

WARSAW: Polish actor Tomasz Kot has responded to a deluge of international media reports that allege a conflict between Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig over who would play the main villain was the reason behind the director walking away from the 25th Bond film.

Tomasz Kot, photo: L-GwiazdyKot confirms that the director considered him for the role of the Russian villain but says that he does not have any knowledge about the alleged artistic tensions between Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig. According to international media reports, when Craig opposed Boyle's choice to cast Kot and wanted to replace him with someone more internationally recognised, the director walked away from the project claiming a lack of artistic freedom.

The Polish actor, who most recently gained international recognition for his leading role in Paweł Pawlikowski's Cold War (Opus Film), has appeared in more than 30 films since 2004.


Kot has issued an official statement through his agency L-Gwiazdy.  “In response to the media publications concerning the tension between Danny Boyle and Daniel Craig, allegedly caused by their differences in the artistic vision of the film and the possibility of Tomasz Kot being part of the new James Bond film we'd like to state the we don't have any knowledge about what was the cause of these differences. It is true that Tomasz Kot was asked by the director to prepare a couple of scenes where he showcased the latest Bond villains and he did that with great pleasure. All casting issues are managed by the producers and the director. We did not get any official statement from either of them, so we can't offer a statement based solely on media publications."

FipresciVenice2018x315

OSCAR 2019

BIAFF2018 banner FB copy

cinematik 2018 og home 01

wkff fb

FNE 460x100

300x250 register

EAST DOC PLATFORM banner 315x230 ENG fne

fnemarketonline2018

rusian longtext

FneInnovationPeeterSten2

Distributor Of The Month112017

CinemaOfTheMonth092018

docbloc30032017

WhosGotTheMoney

FNE UNIC Update

Fne UnicUpdate

fneAssocLogo315

25yearsMedia