Britain’s reel life superspy left his mark on Hollywood, when Daniel Craig got a star on the Walk of Fame. Next to fellow Bond actor Roger Moore, the most dignified action hero of the era was immortalized appropriately outside 7007 Hollywood Boulevard. While unveiling his star, Daniel quipped, “I never thought I’d hear myself saying this but you know it’s an absolute honour to be walked all over in Hollywood”. He added, “And if happiness is measured by the company we keep, then, me being on this pavement surrounded by all of these legends, makes me a very, very, very happy man.” These words improved the actor Daniel Craig net worth even more among the audience.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig honoured as honorary commander in the Royal Navy
A significant announcement was made on October 7 which conveyed that Craig has been made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy. The service is matching the rank of the fictional superspy he plays on the screen. In addition, the release of his upcoming blockbuster ‘No Time To Die’ was delayed due to the pandemic situation. But Finally, it is all set for its world premiere in London shortly. The honour comes as he makes his final outing as Bond in this James Bond film.
The Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence also contributed in the film No Time To Die while working with the makers and the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon can also be seen in the trailer of the film. The Royal Air Force is also involved, with RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, southern England, masquerading as a NATO airbase in the upcoming James Bond film.
This great news was revealed by the first Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin, who is Great Britain’s highest-ranking naval officer. He said, “I am “delighted” to give the honour to the actor, who has played 007 since 2006. Daniel Craig is well known for being Commander Bond for the last 15 years, a naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe.” Then he added, “That’s what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skill the same way as Bond himself.”
Daniel proudly said, “I am truly privileged and honoured to join the oldest service in the British armed forces and that he would use the role to support personnel and their families.” He met Lieutenant Commander Frances Bond before receiving the award, who works at the Royal Navy’s headquarters in Portsmouth, on England’s south coast. The commander said, “I’ve had my fair share of light-hearted banter from colleagues over being a real-life Bond but I never imagined I would actually one day get to meet the actor who played him.”
Are you aware that Daniel Craig also auditioned for Rang De Basanti with Aamir Khan?
Have you ever imagined that Mr. Craig, best known for his role as the British spy, James Bond, would have starred in a Bollywood film. Surprised, but astonishingly, you read that right. And not just any film, the Bond actor would have played a role in the critically acclaimed Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial film ‘Rang De Basanti’. According to the latest report, the actor had auditioned for the role of the British jailor who walks freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to be hanged. However, he could not feature in the film as he backed out because he was being considered to be the next James Bond that time. Which was correct and he got introduced as the next James Bond character of the famous movie.
“If you’re lucky enough to play a bad guy, you’d better make sure the good guy is legendary. This good guy is the best.”- Daniel Craig