Bond’s latest mission proved to be a tall order

Daniel Craig tangled with a tree in his Camden garden

Daniel Craig tangled with a tree in his Camden garden - Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

007’s new foe was none other than foliage in his latest back garden battle

Daniel Craig is used to battling villains in his line of work as legendary agent 007, and it seems that the all-action spy doesn’t get any time off. His latest mission was a particularly tall order: the battle to keep an 80ft tree in the back garden of his Camden home.

The complaints of fellow north London residents were no match for Mr Craig who has been supported by Camden Council, which issued a Tree Protection Order in favour of the Bond actor.

The decision was made on the grounds that the tree was important to the character of the local area.

Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz were caught up in the dispute about the tree after neighbours complained it was the cause of damaging cracks and subsidence in their properties.

Luckily for the Hollywood couple the tree will remain standing as part of the urban foliage and will continue to provide a home to local birds and wildlife who were shaken but notstirred by the news their home might be felled.

Craig, 48, has recently become the second longest serving Bond, following Sir Roger Moore who held the title for 5,118 days.