Is James Bond going bald?
Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:34 PM
Well now, thanks to the UK Mail Online, researches fear that "...Daniel Craig is receeding at the temples and should have a follicle transplant before he ends up like Sean Connery."
James Bond needs a hair transplant, according to a leading hair loss expert.
Even the world's hunkiest secret agent isn't immune from the trials of male pattern baldness, says hair transplant surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak, who has voiced his concerns over 007's receding temples in hit movie Skyfall.
Daniel Craig in 2012's 'Skyfall'
Daniel Craig back in 2000 with a fuller head of hair at the temples
Dr Shahmalak said: 'Like Sean Connery before him, Daniel Craig's Bond is receding slightly around his temples.
'It's obviously a very physical role, and Craig bulks up considerably to play Bond. It's possible dramatic changes in diet, exercise and his body's muscle mass will have a knock-on effect on his testosterone levels, and thus his hair. But Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton were also all slightly receding on the temples when they played James Bond, so maybe it's something the producers look for? I'm sure Daniel Craig doesn't want to lose all his hair like Connery, so he should seek professional advice. I think he would benefit from 1,500 to 2,000 individual follicle grafts from the back of his head where his hair is still thick and resilient. That would bulk out his temples nicely.'
Male pattern baldness, the main cause of hair loss, affects an estimated quarter of all men by the age of 30 and two thirds by the age of 60 - meaning that Bond is far from alone.
At 44, Craig is relatively high-risk for hair loss from MPB, the main cause of men seeking the £8,000 replacement treatment from Dr Shahmalak's Crown Clinic in Manchester.
Sir Sean Connery is now totally bald on the top of his head, and wears his hair short. According to Dr Shahmalak, Craig would need individual follicle replacement therapy FUE, where each follicle is extracted before being re-planted where it is needed. This treatment leaves minimal scarring, vital because Craig wears his hair short for many roles.
But the secret agent's hair loss should not take the sheen off the new film's box office performance. It is already on course to become the highest-earning Bond film ever, having made £32.7million in its first seven days in the UK, even before opening in the USA.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:23 PM
Nonsense. I was delighted that they allowed Craig to keep his hairline the way it is, without messing around with hairpieces and the like. Let Bond age gracefully, rather than into some bovril-haired geezer like Moore was in AVTAK.
And suggesting (or insinuating) that a successful, accomplished, utterly sexy actor like Sean Connery should get hair-replacement at his old-age, after an amazing career is foolish bordering on unethical.
Edited by Gothamite, 06 November 2012 - 03:25 PM.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:56 PM
As you say Pussfeller, Dalton wears it well and it all shows he's human and of age, not a bloke who's had operations and treatment to keep something that does change with age like a model.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:33 PM
I don't see a difference.
Nor do I. Craig could play the role bald and his performance would still sell me.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:57 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:31 PM
I would like to see his hair a little longer for the next one though. It'd make a nice change from the Skyfall crew-cut.
Maybe something more like Craig's CR and QOS promotional haircuts.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:55 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:01 AM
All rather normal given his, age, profile and that he had very fine hair to start with - can't agree with folks about Dalton though; his 'widows peak' look in LTK is awful - he was in serious need of a good hair stylist (and costume designer) on that film.
Edited by Peckinpah1976, 07 November 2012 - 08:29 AM.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:35 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:54 PM
Props to Pussfeller for the Dalton comment. So agree.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:52 AM
Dalton looked like he didn't even comb his in LTK and Moore's hair got thicker and bigger as he aged..which is just odd.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:52 AM
I also think the comments about Sean Connery are HILARIOUS since he wore a toupee/hairpiece for EVERY one of his Bond films...
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:51 PM
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:20 PM
I really hope that Craig grows his hair out more in the next film. Damn, he might as well grow it out longer. It would be nice to see a Bond with the GoldenEye length again.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:34 PM
If he does go a bit bald in the next four years, it won't be anything prop specialists can't handle.
If they decide to make his hair fuller, that is. I'd just leave the hair (or non-hair) alone; there's no reason why even Bond would not be susceptible to the weaknesses or ordinary men.