James Bond lookalike turns heads in York

York Press: James Bond lookalike Steve Wright strikes a typical 007 pose in front of York Minster James Bond lookalike Steve Wright strikes a typical 007 pose in front of York Minster

SHOPPERS in York were left both shaken and stirred when “James Bond” made a surprise appearance on the city’s streets to promote a fireworks display.

The Daniel Craig lookalike – real name Steve Wright – took a stroll through the city centre on the 50th anniversary of the first 007 film release to launch the musical theme of Kaboom’s Guy Fawkes night event, which will be held on Sunday, November 4, at Rawcliffe Country Park.

The fireworks will be choreographed to classic Bond themes including Adele’s new song to mark the release of Skyfall, the latest movie in the franchise.

Those attending are being invited to come dressed as their favourite James Bond character and prizes will be handed out for the best outfits, with Steve being among the judges.

Mark Brayshaw, managing director of York-based Rockin’ Horse Promotions, the organisers of the event, said: “As Kaboom coincides with the release of the latest Bond film and takes place in the 50th anniversary year of the series, it seemed fitting that our show embraced Bond as the theme.

“John Barry, who wrote the music for 12 of the theme tunes, was born in York, as was Dame Judi Dench who stars as M, so the city has strong connections with 007.

“All the songs are perfect as a soundtrack to the drama and spectacle of a fireworks, lighting and special effects display.

“We may not be going as far as arranging for Bond to drop from a helicopter to make his entrance, but it is going to be an awesome night of entertainment.”

The show will also include a re-enactment of the Gunpowder Plot and live entertainment, as well as a funfair and traditional Bonfire Night food and drink.

The event runs from 4pm to 10pm and ticket prices start at £7.50 for adults and £5 for children.

Discounts are available for residents in the YO30 postcode area and combined entry and city travel tickets also on offer. They must be booked in advance at kaboomyork.com or at the Visit York information centre on Museum Street.

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11:11am Thu 4 Oct 12

Elephant says...

He has an uncanny resemblance to Steve Wright but looks nothing like Daniel Craig. Still, it beats working for a living.
He has an uncanny resemblance to Steve Wright but looks nothing like Daniel Craig. Still, it beats working for a living. Elephant
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11:41am Thu 4 Oct 12

Mr Anderson says...

Elephant wrote:
He has an uncanny resemblance to Steve Wright but looks nothing like Daniel Craig. Still, it beats working for a living.
Actually he does look like Daniel Craig. It's a shame the organisers didn't know that the real Daniel Craig was staying in York last week. Ah well, you can't win em all.
[quote][p][bold]Elephant[/bold] wrote: He has an uncanny resemblance to Steve Wright but looks nothing like Daniel Craig. Still, it beats working for a living.[/p][/quote]Actually he does look like Daniel Craig. It's a shame the organisers didn't know that the real Daniel Craig was staying in York last week. Ah well, you can't win em all. Mr Anderson
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12:12pm Thu 4 Oct 12

dodgydavereturns says...

More like Basildon Bond!

..Actually, he looks more like the old surgeon who ranks very highly, in 'Ruddy Hell, it's Harry & Paul' !!!
...'His appendectomies are wegarded as wemarkeble ....his ranking is high'
More like Basildon Bond! ..Actually, he looks more like the old surgeon who ranks very highly, in 'Ruddy Hell, it's Harry & Paul' !!! ...'His appendectomies are wegarded as wemarkeble ....his ranking is high' dodgydavereturns
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12:21pm Thu 4 Oct 12

TerryYork says...

I did not give the Press permission to publish my photo! ;)
I did not give the Press permission to publish my photo! ;) TerryYork
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1:46pm Thu 4 Oct 12

YorkPatrol says...

TerryYork wrote:
I did not give the Press permission to publish my photo! ;)
They did'nt, so you're ok
[quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: I did not give the Press permission to publish my photo! ;)[/p][/quote]They did'nt, so you're ok YorkPatrol
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1:52pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Stupidyorkpeople says...

Only looks like him if you get down on your knee s and look upwards ??

Dirty Press !
Only looks like him if you get down on your knee s and look upwards ?? Dirty Press ! Stupidyorkpeople
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8:01pm Thu 4 Oct 12

YorkCityLuke says...

Stupidyorkpeople wrote:
Only looks like him if you get down on your knee s and look upwards ??

Dirty Press !
Ha, that's very funny. Does look like Daniel Craig at a glance though.
[quote][p][bold]Stupidyorkpeople[/bold] wrote: Only looks like him if you get down on your knee s and look upwards ?? Dirty Press ![/p][/quote]Ha, that's very funny. Does look like Daniel Craig at a glance though. YorkCityLuke
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1:00pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Dennis.Dart says...

public order offence me thinks
waving a gun about in city centre ;-)
public order offence me thinks waving a gun about in city centre ;-) Dennis.Dart
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1:18pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Mark Brayshaw says...

Dennis.Dart wrote:
public order offence me thinks
waving a gun about in city centre ;-)
Not if you tell North Yorkshire Police what's going on beforehand!
[quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: public order offence me thinks waving a gun about in city centre ;-)[/p][/quote]Not if you tell North Yorkshire Police what's going on beforehand! Mark Brayshaw
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