I guess Cavill was up for it, but that really does surprise me considering he was only 21/22 at the time.
Old article. My apologies it's from the DM:
[quote]It's the new James Blond
[quote]by NICOLE LAMPERT, Daily Mail
[quote]Last updated at 17:10 11 October 2005
[quote]He has just proved his lady-killing credentials by seducing Sienna Miller from under the nose of his friend, Jude Law.
[quote]Now Daniel Craig is about to become the biggest seducer of all - Ian Fleming's James Bond.
[quote]The actor, who found fame as Geordie in the BBC series Our Friends in the North in 1996, got the job after an 18-month mission to replace Pierce Brosnan.
[quote]Scores of others, including Law himself, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell and Orlando Bloom, were considered but rejected.
[quote]Shortlist of two
[quote]In the end a shortlist of two emerged - Craig and newcomer Henry Cavill. The pair were auditioned again and tried on tuxedos to see how they would look in the quintessential Bond clothing.
[quote]Craig, 37, whose choice will be confirmed by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson later this week, will be the sixth Bond, but the first blond.
[quote]He will star in the 21st Bond film, based on Ian Fleming's first book Casino Royale.
[quote]Craig has said he does not like the fact that the films are more about gadgets than feelings.
[quote]He added: "It's a big machine and it makes a lot of money - so why would you change something that makes a lot of money?"