Daniel Craig Receives Same Royal Honor As James Bond

He was presented the honor in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and theatre.

Daniel Craig James Bond No Time To Die

Former James Bond actor Daniel Craig has been awarded the same royal honor as 007.

Daniel Craig made his final appearance as James Bond in last year’s No Time to Die but his legacy as 007 continues to live on. Earlier this week, Craig was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by the Princess Royal during a visit at Windsor Castle. This honor is also held by Ian Fleming’s superspy James Bond. The Royal Family announced the news via Twitter.

Daniel Craig made his debut as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale and then reprised the role in four more movies — Quantum of SolaceSkyfallSpectre and No Time To Die. He completed his run as iconic character with No Time To Die, which earned $774.2 million at the worldwide box office after it was released during the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Bond’s future

James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have yet to find Daniel Craig’s 007 successor the two recently teased that he would be a “thirty-something” year old actor. Craig carried the franchise for 15 years, so the next 007 actor is expected to play the character for multiple movies.

Here is the official synopsis for No Time to Die:

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.