Residents in a sleepy rural village are feeling shaken, but not stirred, by rumours that Bond star Daniel Craig has bought a house there.
A house in High Street, Barkway, is said to be the most recent property purchased by A-list couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, who are known to have family ties to the area.
Craig, 44, has starred as the British secret agent in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, with latest Bond film Skyfall due out in cinemas in November.
Star-struck residents have been keeping an eye on the large property, which has been undergoing renovation works for over a year, including huge security gates.
Villagers believe it’s only a matter of time before the celebrity couple and their two children from previous relationships move in.
Kieran Butler, 24, who lives several houses down from the property, said: “Everyone round the village knows it’s them moving in.
“With all the massive building works that have been going on for so long on that house, we wondered who it was going to be.
“It must be someone with loads of money as it’s massive, I reckon it must be worth about £3 million.
“They have built a big extension and gates and a wall around it too.
“My housemate works opposite, but she said the builders have been told to keep tight-lipped about who they are doing it up for.
“I haven’t seen either of them down the shops yet though.”
Weisz, 42, is familiar with the local area, having spent some of her life living in Barley and attending Cambridge University, which is where she began her acting career by appearing in student productions.
Kieran added: “It’s well known that Rachel Weisz is from Barley and still has family there, so it makes sense for the pair to have a house nearby.”
The Bafta and Golden Globe-winning couple also have homes in New York and London.