Before Bond, Craig Was Mr. Marmite- Contact Music UK

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Before Bond, Craig Was Mr. Marmite- Contact Music UK

Post by cdra » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:06 am

Just found this on google news. Sounds strange....

JAMES BOND DANIEL CRAIG earned his acting union card by playing Mr. Marmite in a Reading, England supermarket - and he's still a big fan of the British yeast extract spread. The actor reveals he used to wear a "Marmite jumper" and surprise shoppers with his over-the-top upbeat take on the tangy black paste at the beginning of his acting career. He says, "I was Mr. Marmite - that's how I got my equity card... At the Reading Save-a-Centre." Craig still spreads Marmite on his toast in the morning when he's at home in London - especially the new brand, which features Guinness. He adds, "It wakes you up, like, 'Welcome to the day! I've just put axle grease in my mouth."

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Post by sharmaine » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:33 am

This marmite must be similar to vegemite down under.
I tried it....and....well...bleechkk, can't stand it.
No accounting for taste - I think it's a man's taste.

Wasn't Brad Pitt a costume trademark chicken a long time ago?
Must be tough to be a struggling actor.

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Post by Sophie » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:46 pm

this is true, he talks about it in the magazine Interview, and I quote: "Okay- 7:30 in the morning, I'm buttering my toast and then putting Marmite with Guinness on it. I can't taste anything at that hour, but Marmite is so great it's like [ makes screaming sound].It wakes you up! [laughs]Like, "welcome to the day!" I've just put axle grease in my mouth... You know, I was Mr Marmite- that's how I got my equity card." end of quote

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you wanna do WHAT to me?

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Mr Marmite

Post by chrissie » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:45 pm

Oh YUKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
He'd have to brush his teeth before I'd kiss him is all I can say :?
Well...maybe not :D

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Post by shopper12 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:35 pm

Yeees. I'm not too keen on it either. And with Guiness? Wow. Strong stuff. :?

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Post by yochan » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:02 am

Please tell me.
What is a Reading? Is it the name of a supermarket chain in England, like Tesco?

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Post by hewsy » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:52 am

Haha!

Awesome, we have marmite here (NZ) and most people like it!

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Post by shopper12 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:16 am

yochan wrote:Please tell me.
What is a Reading? Is it the name of a supermarket chain in England, like Tesco?
Reading is the name of a city near London; it's about 30-45mins away from London. It's quite nice there, although I always think 'go the extra miles into London!'. :D

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Post by Ang » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:46 am

God how embarrassing, poor Daniel, still if you can manage to brave that embarrassment you can probably do anything...

Personally I love marmite but the best way to use it is mix a little bit with some spread that way it doesn't go on too strong - mmm lovely, especially with tea in the morning.

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Post by yochan » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:12 pm

shopper12 wrote:
yochan wrote:Please tell me.
What is a Reading? Is it the name of a supermarket chain in England, like Tesco?
Reading is the name of a city near London; it's about 30-45mins away from London. It's quite nice there, although I always think 'go the extra miles into London!'. :D
I see.
Thank you, shopper12. :D :D

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Post by Germangirl » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:00 pm

Thinking I might get the answer by reading the posts, I didn`t ask earlier. But what exactly is marmite? Thought it might be close to marmelade, but don`t think so anymore.

Stupid me :oops:
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by shopper12 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:48 pm

Germangirl wrote:Thinking I might get the answer by reading the posts, I didn`t ask earlier. But what exactly is marmite? Thought it might be close to marmelade, but don`t think so anymore.

Stupid me :oops:
I seem to be answering all the questions here, but I don't mind!
Marmite is a British sandwich spread made from yeast extract; it's browny and kind of used like Nutella. That's the best way to describe it.

The catchphrase is 'You either love it or you hate it,' and it's exactly like that. I personally hate it, but some people eat it all the time! :)

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Post by louiethedog » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:49 pm

here's a snack to try take a tortilla, spread with marmite, place on approx 4 slices of cheddar (thats cheese), add cucumber, tomato and a little onion. Perfect bedtime snack - well I ate it about half an hour ago, just had a busy shift on a ward and need my strength building up.

I love it - and vegimite - and its good for you, very few ways you can get your B vitamins!

well done Dan, guiness and marmite - or was that marmite flavoured guiness, whatever, may just try that one tomorrow when I'm on an early shift and can recover!!!

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Re: marmite

Post by shopper12 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:35 pm

louiethedog wrote:here's a snack to try take a tortilla, spread with marmite, place on approx 4 slices of cheddar (thats cheese), add cucumber, tomato and a little onion. Perfect bedtime snack - well I ate it about half an hour ago, just had a busy shift on a ward and need my strength building up.

I love it - and vegimite - and its good for you, very few ways you can get your B vitamins!

well done Dan, guiness and marmite - or was that marmite flavoured guiness, whatever, may just try that one tomorrow when I'm on an early shift and can recover!!!
I might just do that - maybe that recipe and knowing that DC likes it will cure me of my distaste for it. I'll buy some when i next go shopping. :D

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Post by Germangirl » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:13 pm

shopper12 wrote: I seem to be answering all the questions here, but I don't mind!
Hope you don`t and thanks for the reply.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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