Craig: "Sam had this stratospheric start to his career and made these great films, but he had never made a movie at home. And he is such a cinephile, so it is extraordinary that the first British film he has made is James Bond, which is about as British as it can be."
Harris: "Sam comes from a theatre background, so I knew he would speak the language of actors. I knew he would know how to direct us. It is surprising how many film directors don't know how to do that."
Law on working with Mendes: "It was a very smooth operation, but the script allowed for quite a bit of interpretation and Sam relished letting my imagination go. I visited the Donmar under Sam regularly and his diversity of style was inspiring. Somehow everything he touched became relevant."