Title

New James Bond visits Notre Dame's Sydney Campus

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 12-15-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus was the very excited host of an unexpected visit by the new James Bond, British actor, Daniel Craig, who was in Sydney on a huge world-wide promotional tour for his latest film, Casino Royale.

Daniel, referred to as the ‘new blond Bond’ is the nephew of the University’s Campus Development Manager, Terry Craig.

Terry, who was working on the Sydney Campus in November, took the opportunity to join Daniel for the Sydney premier of Casino Royale. In a meeting with Terry, Daniel expressed an interest in his work with Notre Dame and subsequently a tour of the recently refurbished Broadway site was arranged.

“Daniel was very impressed with the quality and the obvious dedication to the authenticity of the refurbishment of the Church, the Presbytery and the old school buildings.

“He also showed great interest in Notre Dame’s indigenous art collection which is displayed throughout the buildings. I was delighted to be able to share some of the stories that the art works represent,” said Terry.

Notre Dame displays indigenous artworks on all three of its campuses at Fremantle, Broome and Sydney.

Terry extended an invitation to Daniel to travel to Western Australia the next time he needed a ‘get-away!’