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Duty, jury duty. That’s what Southie gal Sarah Downey , 29, was up to Thursday when she and a fellow juror on a homicide case at Suffolk County Superior Court spotted Daniel Craig (left), a.k.a. James Bond, or at least a man with a British accent who looked exactly like the British actor. Still buzzing hours later, Downey, a marketing director for Ovuline, a Boston start-up, related the tale of the best jury-duty day ever. She and her fellow juror rode up in the elevator with the star, but pretended not to notice him, while noticing. “He was wearing hipster glasses with big circular frames — brownish — jeans, and like a puffy blue jacket,” she reported. Craig was sitting in the public area of the courtroom with a middle-aged woman with blond hair, who looked like she’d had a blowout, but didn’t appear to be anyone famous, Downey said. “I didn’t recognize her from anything.” As for why Craig was at a murder trial? Word around the courthouse is that he’s researching his role in the upcoming courtroom drama “The Whole Truth.” Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter says that Renée Zellweger is in talks to star opposite Craig, which means that she might show up at the Suffolk County courthouse, too, which means, you had me at civic duty.

Beth Teitell can be reached at beth.teitell@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @BethTeitell.
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