The actor was made honorary commander of the British Navy, achieving the same rank as his on-screen character, Agent 007.
The actor and the secret agent have merged. Daniel Craig was named Honorary Commander of the Royal Navy, the British Navy, by the Department of Defense on Thursday. Ambassadors of the Royal Navy, honorary officers help promote the British Navy. Daniel Craig thus obtains the same rank of officer as his character on the screen, James Bond. The 53-year-old actor said he felt “privileged” and “honored” to be part of the great family of the historic Royal Navy.
This distinction is not the result of chance and, it must be said, comes at the right time: it was announced a week before the release of To die can wait, fifth and final film of Craig in the costume of the secret agent. “Daniel Craig is well known for having been the Bond Commander for the past fifteen years.said Admiral Tony Radakin. This is what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skills in the same way as Bond himself. ”
Before receiving his barrette, the actor met Commander Frances Bond, who works at Royal Navy Headquarters in Portsmouth, southern England. “Colleagues teased me quite a bit about the fact that I was the real Bond, but I never imagined that I would one day meet the actor who played it”, commented with as much joy as wonder Frances Bond.
Commander Daniel Craig is now in line with his illustrious predecessors. Sean Connery, the first of them, had enlisted in the Royal Navy a few years before James Bond vs. Dr No. Roger Moore, meanwhile, was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In turn, Daniel Craig becomes, for all eternity, the spy the Navy loved.