Daniel Craig created a reputation for himself as James Bond in the long-running film franchise as the world’s most famous spy. Craig began his Bond career with Casino Royale and wrapped it up last year with No Time To Die.
The Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) has been bestowed upon James Bond actor Daniel Craig by the Queen of England, who shares the same title as 007 himself. The CMG is usually given to British citizens who work as foreign-service officers and diplomats.
In Craig’s case he was honored for his “services to film and theatre.” Craig received the medal as part of Queen Elizabeth’s annual New Year Honors. In Ian Flemming’s 1954 novel You Only Live Twice, the British super spy was granted the fictional title of CMG in the James Bond universe.
Craig and Bond are also both honorary Commanders in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. Craig’s newest award follows his final appearance as Bond in No Time to Die. He’ll next be seen in Knives Out 2, which will be released later this year.
Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s longtime collaborator, and Mel B of the Spice Girls were among the Queen’s other 2022 recipients. In the world of the series, Craig’s era is a fascinating enigma: he’s a brawny upstart in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, only for Sam Mendes to fast-forward him to an over-the-hill old man in Skyfall and Spectre.
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