Daniel Craig receives same honour as James Bond | Ents & Arts News
October 18, 2022
Actor Daniel Craig has received the same honour as his character James Bond after being awarded a CMG for services to film and theatre.
Craig was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle on Tuesday morning, the same honour held by Ian Fleming’s character.
The 54-year-old has starred in the last five Bond films, first appearing as 007 in Casino Royale in 2006 and ending his run with No Time To Die in 2021.
Craig also appeared in Knives Out (2019) alongside Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis. He will return in the film’s sequel, which is due to premier at the end of next month.
Also receiving honours on Tuesday was film director, producer and screenwriter Paul Greengrass, who has directed several Hollywood blockbusters, including three of the Bourne franchise films and Captain Phillips (2013).
Dame Emily Lawson will also be recognised for services to the NHS, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, after she headed the vaccine rollout scheme in the UK.
Street dancer and TV personality Ashley Banjo will receive an MBE for services to dance after he rose to fame following his dance troupe Diversity’s Britain’s Got Talent win in 2009 against Susan Boyle.
Meanwhile, six-time triathlon world champion Jonny Brownlee, the younger of the Brownlee brothers, will also receive an MBE alongside James Guy, two-time gold medal swimmer at Tokyo 2020.
Tennis coach Louis Cayer is to be awarded an MBE for his services to sport. He is also senior performance adviser for the Lawn Tennis Association and has worked extensively with men’s doubles players including Jamie Murray, as well as Emma Raducanu.