A man who is a dead ringer for Bond archvillain Blofeld has told how he ended up shaken but not stirred after being thrown out of the glitzy London premiere of Spectre for trying to get a selfie with 007 star Daniel Craig.
London premiere of Spectre for trying to get a selfie with 007 star Daniel Craig.
Chris Hayes had lingered by the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall rubbing shoulders with movie celebrities, VIPs, including politicians, glamorous models and journalists.
Then when a beaming Craig, resplendent in a DJ and bow tie, bounced into view and began shaking hands with guests, Chris, of Ampthill, whipped out his mobile phone to take another photo for his album.
But just as he was about to press the shutter, a minder wrapped an arm round his throat while another grabbed him roughly by the waist and wrestled the 58-year-old to the ground.
“I was a bit surprised,” he said, “because all I wanted to do was get a selfie photo with Daniel. Fortunately though I was not hurt – although my dignity was a little bruised.
“But people do say I look rather like Bond’s arch enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the cat-loving megalomaniac who heads the evil global criminal organisation SPECTRE and dreams of world domination – although personally I prefer my Jack Russell dog to white cats.
“So I suppose Daniel’s security team couldn’t afford to take any chances. Perhaps they thought I really was a bad guy up to no good and my mobile phone was a cunningly-disguised deadly weapon that could wreak the end of civilisation as we know it.”
Chris – once dubbed “Mr Ampthill” for his community work in the historic Georgian market town – has made a hobby of blagging his way on to the red carpet at film premieres and other star-studded affairs .
He has amassed a collection of selfies showing himself with stars like Bryan Ferry, Anita Dobson, Zandra Rhodes, Chris Evans, Brian May and Tim Pigott-Smith.