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Daniel Craig says he ‘flatly ignored’ directions to speak with southern accent in Knives Out sequel

Daniel Craig has hilariously admitted that he “completely ignored” directions for speaking with a Southern accent in his new movie, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

The actor, 54, who plays private detective Benoir Blanc in the mysterious sequel, made the confession during an appearance Friday on The Graham Norton Show.

And when asked about a cameo by Angela Lansbury, he replied of the late star — who passed away in October at the age of 96, “It was her last screen performance.” It was very game. I was a fan – Bedknobs and Broomsticks is still one of my favorite movies.

Funny: Daniel Craig admitted he ‘totally ignored’ directions to speak with a Southern accent in the Knives Out sequel while praising the late Angela Lansbury for her cameo

He added, “There was a very small theatrical direction in the script that said Benoir Blanc had a subtle, delightful Southern accent, which I obviously totally ignored!”

Speaking about whether there will be any more Knives Out movies, he said, ‘Rian (Johnson) and I talk about it all the time and we’ll make it as long as people are laughing and enjoying it, and we’ll walk away when they don’t. R.

Graham also welcomed stern rider Fleur East, BBC news anchor Clive Merry, actor Sir Ian McKellen, comedian John Bishop and singer Charlie Puth.

Tragic: Angela died in October at the age of 96 (pictured in 2019)

Tragic: Angela died in October at the age of 96 (pictured in 2019)

In character: The 54-year-old actor, who plays private detective Benoir Blanc in the sequel to the mystery series, made the confession during an appearance Friday on The Graham Norton Show.

In character: The 54-year-old actor, who plays private detective Benoir Blanc in the sequel to the mystery series, made the confession during an appearance Friday on The Graham Norton Show.

Speaking of Strictly and her perfect results in Blackpool, Fleur said ‘It’s the most high profile week on the show and it was unbelievable to get there and score so well especially as it was tough to dance twice and have so much. Harsh criticism.

Asked about the stern curse, the Saks maker – who tied the knot with long-term partner Marcel Padienne Robin in 2019 – said: ‘The show was a blessing to my marriage, it was amazing.

We’ve been together for 12 years and how often in your marriage do you dress differently and look different every week, and do all these sexy dances in front of your husband?

Farhan: He said:

Farhan: He said, “There was a very small theatrical direction in the script that said Benoir Blanc has a subtle, delightful southern accent, which I obviously completely ignored!”

BIG FAN: When asked about Angela's appearance in the film, he replies,

BIG FAN: When asked about Angela’s appearance in the film, he replies, “It was her last screen performance.” It was very game

“After the Argentine tango, it’s like we got married again!” it was amazing.’

Covering the war in Ukraine, Clive said, “I was asked to go and I said to myself, ‘I’ve never gone and they’re not going to invade it, so why not? ‘” “

‘We went down and had a lovely lunch, it was sunny and people were nearby, and then between 6pm and 10pm the weather completely changed and at 2:30 it invaded. It was unusual.

Incredible: Graham also welcomed Strictly contestant Fleur East, BBC news anchor Clive Merry (pictured), actor Sir Ian McKellen, comedian John Bishop and singer Charlie Puth

Fabulous!  Covering the war in Ukraine, Clive said, 'I was asked to go and I said to myself, "I've never been to him and he won't invade, so why not?"

Incredible: Graham also welcomed Strictly contestant Fleur East, BBC news anchor Clive Merry (pictured), actor Sir Ian McKellen, comedian John Bishop and singer Charlie Puth

What a husband!  Ian (left) and John (right) join Graham to chat about starring together in the West End Pantomime Mother Goose

What a husband! Ian (left) and John (right) join Graham to chat about starring together in the West End Pantomime Mother Goose

Talented: Fleur, speaking about Strictly and her perfect results in Blackpool, said: 'It's the show's most high-profile week and it was unbelievable to get there and do well

really?  When asked about the stern curse, the Sax hitmaker said:

Talented: Fleur, speaking about Strictly and her perfect results in Blackpool, said: ‘It’s the show’s most high-profile week and it was unbelievable to get there and do well’

Asked about hosting Mastermind, and asked if he was worried about his reputation for shying away from serious journalism, he said, ‘Not that I worried because it’s always nice to show people you’re not an automated news reader.

“I was worried about following in the footsteps of John Humphreys and Magnus Magnusson, broadcasting talents — that was the concern.”

Ian and John join Graham to chat about starring together in the West End pantomime Mother Goose.

In his element: Charlie performs his new single

In his element: Charlie performs his new single “Loser,” before joining Graham for a chat

Interesting: Talking about how everyday sounds inspire him, he said,

Interesting: Talking about how everyday sounds inspire him, he says, “Music can be made from anything,” before showing how the whistle of a car ignition can create new music

Speaking about playing the title role, Ian said, “I wanted to play a lady again and Mother Goose is a great lady role because it’s the focus of the story.

When I was a kid, the bantu started on Boxing Day and lasted until Easter, they also used to tour, so I thought if we put that together, we’ll see if it works. It’s really a passion project and I love it, and I love John Bishop.

John talked about playing Ian’s first husband ever, and asked if it was hard, as a stand-in, to share the spotlight, and he said, “I’m doing it, as are other people, for the chance to work with Ian.”

Speaking of the pantomime, John added, “It’s not about Christmas, it’s about fame and money and chasing your dreams, realizing they’re not the same. Mixed with that are some sassy gags and sing-alongs!”

Charlie performs his new single, Loser, before joining Graham for a chat.

Talking about how everyday sounds inspire him, he says, “Music can be made from anything,” before demonstrating how the whistling sound of a car ignition can create new music including his version of a Mastermind tune.

The Graham Norton Show is broadcast on BBC One on Friday 25 November at 10.40pm. also Available on BBC iPlayer.

Good to watch: The Graham Norton Show is broadcast on BBC One on Friday 25 November at 10.40pm.  Also available on BBC iPlayer (LR: Ian, John, Daniel, Fleur, Clive)

Good to watch: The Graham Norton Show is broadcast on BBC One on Friday 25 November at 10.40pm. Also available on BBC iPlayer (LR: Ian, John, Daniel, Fleur, Clive)

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