Whishaw wowed fans and critics with his debut turn as technical expert Q in the latest 007 movie Skyfall, but it was not the first time he has worked with Craig.
The pair shared screen time in Whishaw's first ever film, 1999's The Trench, playing World War I soldiers, but their professional relationship got off to a shaky start when the excited young actor injured Craig minutes after arriving on location.
Whishaw tells British magazine Live, ""It was my first ever job and I remember feeling overwhelmed because I'd never really met a professional actor before. In my first scene I had to dash down a trench and turn a corner and then bump into Daniel. We were wearing those really sharp, round World War I helmets and he said to me, 'Be careful,' pointing to the helmet. 'It's very sharp'.
""So I dashed down the trench, turned the corner and went crashing straight into Daniel. I cut the bridge of his nose. It was literally my first take on my first movie.""