Daniel Craig honored with an award usually reserved for senior diplomats and spies
JAMES Bond star Daniel Craig received the same gong attributed to Agent 007 in the spy novels.
The actor, 53, was made a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, usually reserved for senior diplomats and spies.
It’s the same honor James Bond received in the novels of creator Ian Fleming – and a nod to the character he played from 2006 until his fifth and final 007 film, No Time to Die.
In the novel From Russia With Love, a Soviet spy boss notes that 007 “was awarded the CMG in 1953, an award usually given only to retired Secret Service”.
The actor took on the role of British spy with Casino Royale in 2006 and set the tone with a grittier, darker portrayal.
He also played the spy in Quantum Of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and Specter in 2015.
007 producer Barbara Broccoli has been named CBE on the Honor Roll.
The 61-year-old, who has been the driving force behind the blockbuster movie franchise for over 20 years, is known for her services to film, theater, philanthropy and her skills.
Broccoli, along with his brother Michael G Wilson, own EON Productions and have produced the last nine Bond films.
Wilson is also named CBE in this year’s list.