The Real 007: Daniel Craig’s bodyguard saves Bond Girl from crazed fan

Bodyguard saves Bond Girl

Life imitates art? Daniel Craig’s bodyguard saved a former Bond girl from a knife-wielding fan in Italy.

From MirrorUK:

Muscular Mino Zangrando stepped in to protect the Italian actress while he was looking after her on a trip to Venice.

The crazed fan ran towards Monica – who played an enemy agent’s widow in the last 007 film Spectre – holding a blade and a love letter he said he wanted to read her.

Mino, 49, who is based in the Italian city fabled for its canals, said: “I had to act fast and drag him away. He got over-excited.

“In that moment you never know what is going to happen, it can be dangerous.”

The scare came just weeks after a similar incident in which Mino intervened to protect Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood from a “madman” who threw himself into his arms.

As well as being a bodyguard Mino is a personal trainer and has regularly worked with Bond actor Craig.

Not a ton to say about this one other than congrats on a job well done. This certainly doesn’t hurt Mr. Zangrando’s resume as a bodyguard.

As an aside, can anyone think of a good knife scene in a Bond film. There is some knife use in Octopussy, along with the buzz-saw yo-yo thing which was pretty gnarly. But he is better known for his gun prowess.


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  1. Sam L. says:


  2. Mike L. says:

    Showing my age, but the best Bond film ever, From Russia With Love has a classic … knife in the briefcase, used in the railway car fight scene. Besest villian also in the guise of Robert Shaw ! Also Lotte Lenya playing Russian bad girl has that poisoned pig sticker in her shoe !!

    1. Mike L. says:

      Oh and btw Miss Lenya as a young singer warbled THE CLASSIC ICONIC KNIFE TUNE….Mack The Knife !!!

  3. Larry says:

    If the “bodyguard “ has to go hands on, he’s failed at his principal job of keeping the person insulated from such attacks .
    One reason why many of the top ones won’t work for celebrities ,they seek attention in the public and that makes doing the job a crap shoot at best .

  4. Michael Cox says:

    Daniel Craig is a douche bag, he has a bodyguard to carry the gun so his moral high ground is protected. But it isn’t. If he really believed guns were wrong, Daniel Craig would not have a bodyguard to begin with.

    That said, good job for this guy for being a man, unlike Daniel Craig, and doing what needed to be done.

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