Daniel Craig could pass for wife Rachel Weisz"s security as she visits him on the 007 set


The Bodyguard: Daniel Craig could pass for wife Rachel Weisz's security as she visits him on the 007 set

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01:20 GMT, 3 May 2012

With an ear-piece in, wearing a suit and dark sunglasses and protectively escorting an A-list actress through the crowd, Daniel Craig could have easily passed for a bodyguard.

In fact, the actor was just in character as James Bond when his wife Rachel Weisz paid him a visit on set.

The couple are in Istanbul, where Craig, 44, is filming the latest 007 installment, Skyfall.

This way, ma'am: Daniel Craig, in character as James Bond, could pass for wife Rachel Weisz's bodyguard as she joins him on set in Istanbul

This way, ma'am: Daniel Craig, in character as James Bond, could pass for wife Rachel Weisz's bodyguard as she joins him on set in Istanbul

Still wearing the sharp grey suit and ear-piece he had on to film scenes in a Turkish market, the actor held Rachel's hand as he guided her back to his trailer during a break.

Miss Weisz, 42, went low-key to visit her husband at work, wearing a jacket and jeans, and hiding her face beneath a flat cap.

Earlier in the day, Craig was spotted in action during a chase scene through the market.

Action! Craig was on a break from filming on 007 film Skyfall, wearing a sharp grey suit and ear-piece

Action! Craig was on a break from filming on 007 film Skyfall, wearing a sharp grey suit and ear-piece

Chaos: The 007 crew were filming a scene in an Istanbul market

Chaos: The 007 crew were filming a scene in an Istanbul market

The 23rd Bond film will see 007's loyalty to MI6 head M (Dame Judi Dench) challenged when he finds out secrets from her past.

He also experiences a 'combination of lassitude, boredom, depression [and] difficulty with what he's chosen to do for a living'.

Speaking to Collider, director Sam Mendes said the film would delve deeper into Bond's relationship with M.

Dapper: The 44-year-old appeared unruffled by his action-packed chase scene

Dapper: The 44-year-old appeared unruffled by his action-packed chase scene

He
said: 'We've gone further into their relationship… I thought it was a
master stroke when they cast Judi (Dench) way back… because the
character… became this female figure, there was a maternal aspect to
it.

'There was much more complexity in the relationship and I think we've taken that a little further.

'Judi,
to me, is one of the great actors of the English-speaking world and so
it's a question of… what can we give her that will take her to another
level we've never seen her before'

Dark times ahead: Bond will struggle with depression and wonder if his career is going in the right direction

Dark times ahead: Bond will struggle with depression and wonder if his career is going in the right direction

Playing the villain is Spanish actor Javier Bardem, whose character Raoul Silva has been described as 'more than a villain'.

The upcoming film stars French actress Brnice Marlohe and Brit star Naomie Harris.

Marlohe plays the 'glamorous and enigmatic' Svrine, while Harris plays a field agent called Eve.

Skyfall is due for release in the UK on 26 October 2012.