Daniel Craig has been named in the Queen’s New Years Honours list
The 53-year-old actor has been named as a companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) – which was the same title that Bond creator Ian Fleming gave to the secret agent in the original novels.
Although Craig is being given the award for his contribution to film and television the title is usually only reserved for senior diplomats and spies – hence its association with the 007 character.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig was given the same award as his famous onscreen character
Craig, who bowed out from playing the fictional British spy after five outings following the release of “No Time to Die” this year, was made a Companion in The Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film.
Bond was also a CMG, so the honour means Craig has now matched all his titles, having been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy in September.
“Mine honour is my life; both grow in one;
Take honour from me, and my life is done:
Then, dearmy liege,mine honour letme try;
In that I live and for that will I die.”
– William Shakespeare
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