Date: March 4th Time: 03:00 pm For: Family members of a person who has died an expected death in the past 36 months, at home, in hospital...
The North Okanagan Hospice Society has secured a special feature for its September 23rd “From Hospice with Love Gala” presented by Cypress Funeral and Cremation Services.
Vancouver actor Milan Mesic is the doppelganger for Daniel Craig and will be attending the James Bond themed event this fall.
Craig began his tenure as James Bond in 2006 and has appeared in a total of five films in the franchise, spanning over a period of 15 years. Here is a list of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies and their respective release dates:
- Casino Royale” (2006): This film serves as Craig’s debut as James Bond and explores the beginning of his career as a spy. It was directed by Martin Campbell and received critical acclaim for its gritty and realistic take on the character.
- Quantum of Solace” (2008): This movie picks up right after the events of “Casino Royale” and follows Bond as he seeks revenge for the death of a loved one. Directed by Marc Forster, it delves deeper into Bond’s emotional journey.
- “Skyfall” (2012): Directed by Sam Mendes, “Skyfall” delves into Bond’s past and sees him confronting a formidable enemy who is targeting MI6. The film became one of the highest-grossing Bond films and received widespread critical acclaim.
- “Spectre” (2015): In this film, directed by Sam Mendes, Bond uncovers a dark secret organization known as SPECTRE while dealing with his own personal demons. It explores Bond’s connection to previous events in the series and concludes some story arcs.
- “No Time to Die” (2021): This film marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, it follows Bond as he comes out of retirement to face a new threat and protect a young woman with a dangerous secret.
Overall, Daniel Craig’s portrayal of James Bond brought a grittier and more emotionally complex take on the character, revitalizing the franchise and gaining him critical acclaim as the legendary spy.
It was around the time Casino Royale was released that Mesic started being noticed as a Craig look-alike.
“If I remember correctly, it was 2006 that my ex-wife and I were in Hawaii when I was first told I looked like the new James Bond. I actually didn’t even know who Daniel Craig was at that time, but a quick Google search fixed that. Since then, I’ve had more people than I can count tell me I looked a lot like him. It’s a real compliment I have to say. I mean he is a handsome man, isn’t he?” Mesic said.
He was invited to an event in France last year as a stand-in for Craig, but logistics didn’t work out, he has over the time Craig played Bond attempted to get connected to the production.
“I have on several occasions attempted to reach out to EON Productions to do some stand-in work but haven’t received a response. I think if it’s meant to be it will be. I’m ok with whatever happens. Life’s too short to get discouraged. I like to focus on the fact I’m alive, healthy, and in a position to use my talents to do some good. There’s not enough of that in our world as I see it,” Mesic added.
He admits to being a fan of Bond and the movies from a young age.
“I have been a James Bond fan since I was a young boy. I think all young and old like the international man of mystery who always gets the bad guy in the end and the beautiful girls and the amazing cars he drives. Wow! What’s not to like?” Mesic stated.
Mesic will be on site for the 007 themed gala at the Prestige Vernon Lodge Grand Ballrooms for the gala, dressed the part and ready to pose for pictures and be part of the fun.
“When it comes to preparing for the role of Daniel Craig, James Bond, look-alike I like to keep it simple. I believe it’s getting into a flow and not trying to mimic that great actor. I mean if you bring something genuine and unique to the part it can work in your favor. I mean, face it, who can compete with Mr. Craig? Trying to be too much like him would be a mistake in my opinion,” Mesic noted. “The best thing about role-playing to me is the fun factor. It’s just a lot of fun getting into some nice clothes and being around people who like that kind of thing. Living on the West coast of Canada I see allot a very casual clothing and being from Europe I believe clothing is very important in establishing an identity. It does something to me on a deep emotional level. I look at pictures of my forefathers and even though many of them were very poor they always seemed to have nice clothes on.”
The gala will include a red-carpet walk, champagne reception, gourmet dinner by Noir Kitchen, dancing to an 11-piece dance band “The Legendary Lake Monsters”, Casino games, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 worth up to $10,000.
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NOHS Fund Development and Communications Officer