Daniel Craig, Eon co-bosses come out against Brexit

Daniel Craig’s future as James Bond may be uncertain, but the 48-year-old actor publicly came out Tuesday against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

An image of Craig made the rounds on social media and was tweeted about by, among others Prime Minister David Cameron. U.K. citizens will vote in a referendum on Thursday whether to remain in the EU. The idea of the U.K. departing the EU is popularly known as “Brexit.”

Politics is something this blog avoids. We note this only because Craig, the incumbent 007 has a lot of fans. Also, Craig has been keeping a low public profile of late.

Here’s Cameron’s tweet:

UPDATE (7:20 P.M., New York time): A group of movie producers, including Eon Production co-bosses Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, are also urging the U.K. to stay in the EU, according to a story in Variety. (Thanks to reader Roland Hasler)

Here’s part of the statement signed by the movie producers, via Variety

The U.K. is part of the E.U.’s MEDIA/Creative Europe Program which provides significant funding to our film, television and games industries each year. Between 2007 and 2015 our industry benefited from almost €130 million ($146 million) provided by this program. Without this, many of the regional production funds across the U.K. would not have the resources they currently have. This money has helped to support thousands of highly skilled creative and technical jobs and film and television companies nationwide. This money also helps ensure that audiences across Britain can enjoy a rich and varied diet of films at the cinema and on the small screen which they might not otherwise see.

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2 Responses

  1. I can’t believe anyone can be anti-#Brexit. Citizens of the EU have absolutely no say in government affairs in those sham elections and their economy has been sabotaged by their own policies.

  2. So are BB and MGW: http://variety.com/2016/film/global/british-movie-moguls-european-union-in-referendum-1201800369/

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