May 22, 2024

Actor: Daniel Craig receives the same James Bond medal

Actor: Daniel Craig receives the same James Bond medal

Daniel Craig at the European premiere of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery in London. Photo: James Manning/PA Wire/dpa

Daniel Craig has played His Majesty’s Secret Agent five times. Now the actor has received a very special honor from the royal hands.

LONDON – James Bond actor Daniel Craig received a medal also worn by Agent 007, the photographer. The 54-year-old was awarded the Order of St Michael and St George by Princess Anne (72) on Tuesday at Windsor Castle.

He was thus honored for his “extraordinary contribution to film and theater” and can now call himself a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). A photo from the ceremony was posted on the royal family’s Twitter account, showing Craig receiving the order from the royal princess.

“We were expecting you…” (We were expecting you…) she said – a reference to the Bond films in which, among other things, villain Blofield says this sentence to the famous secret agent.

Daniel Craig starred in Five Adventures of James Bond between 2006 and 2021. He also starred as 007 opposite Queen Elizabeth II in the opening film of the 2012 London Olympics. In the clip directed by Danny Boyle, Bond landed from a helicopter with the Queen. With “James Bond 007: No Time to Die,” which was released in cinemas a year ago, Craig finally said goodbye to the role.

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Craig can soon be seen in the crime comedy “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” on the Netflix streaming service (starting December 23). The film, which also has a brief US and UK release and is a sequel to the blockbuster Knives Out, stars Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc for the second time. At a recent London premiere, director Rian Johnson described Blanc’s character as “clearly gay”. A third installment in the “Knives Out” movie series is already being planned.