Daniel Craig gets James Bond’s Royal Navy title in real life

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig reached a new milestone after officially ending his James Bond stint through No Time To Die.

After giving justice to 007 role in five James Bond films, Daniel Craig followed the character’s footsteps with his recent appointment.

press release by the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy on Thursday revealed that it appointed Craig as an honorary Royal Navy commander.

The 53-year-old actor included a heartfelt message to the press news, expressing his gratitude after receiving the honor.

“I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of Honorary Commander in the senior service,” he said.

Craig and the other honorary members of the Royal Navy notably help build bridges between the navy and communities. This creates a bond and trust in a particular country.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin officially welcomed Craig to the Royal Navy following the appointment announcement. He also promoted all the honorary officers who share their time and expertise as ambassadors and promoted positive messages related to the Royal Navy’s projects.

“Daniel Craig is well known for being Commander Bond for the last fifteen years — a Naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe,” he went on, as quoted by Fox News.

Sir Radakin then compared him to his movie role, calling him a real-life James Bond for using technology and his skill the same way as the titular character.

Royal Navy also helped James Bond

Before hailing Craig as a new honorary member, the Royal Navy already worked with the actor for No Time To Die.

In the film’s trailer, the Royal Navy’s warship HMS Dragon appeared as part of the film’s promotion and production. The Ministry of Defense also played a role in creating the film.

No Time To Die serves as Craig’s last film in the James Bond franchise. He officially became the latest 007 when he signed on to the notable role in Casino Royale in 2006.

The actor signed another contract and agreed to appear in four more films following the success of the first one. He then continued playing 007 in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time To Die (2021).

Among the films in the past 15 years, Skyfall earned the highest box office sales with over a billion mark.

Since No Time To Die is yet to set its records, it remains unknown whether the last film would beat the first record.

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