On New Year’s Eve the new members of the order of chivalry in the UK will be named, as well as all recipients of other high official awards. They will obviously be honored by the Queen Elizabeth II, as has happened since 1890 (alternatively by its viceregal representative). All of this will be published in the supplements of the London Gazette, where this year the name of Daniel Craig will also find space.
The famous actor said goodbye to the James Bond character with No Time To Die. His farewell to 007 will be celebrated in a special way, to say the least. His name is among those leaked on the list of honorees by Queen Elizabeth II. One of the rarest honors is expected for him: the Order of St Michael and St George.
Sir Daniel Craig
It is definitely not common for an actor to receive the honor of knighthood for the Order of St Michael and St George. This is usually reserved for diplomats, as well as foreign ministry workers who have particularly distinguished themselves. The same goes for spies.
This is where Daniel Craig comes in. It was chosen to honor the actor for his service to the British film and theater industry. His James Bond, which he played for 15 years, has become virtually iconic, having dragged the character into a new era of cinematic fiction. Its rank will be that of Comrade (CMG), an honor reserved for senior diplomats.
Looking at Ian Fleming’s James Bond, he is introduced as the commander of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR, decorated with the CMG as Daniel Craig in 1953. In Agent 007 – The Man with the Golden Gun received the rejected offer from the KCMG, which would make him Companion to Knight Commander in the Order.
The future of Daniel Craig
After wrapping up No Time To Die and saying goodbye to James Bond, Daniel Craig has decided to embark on a new franchise. It is about Knives Out by Rian Johnson. Great success for the first chapter, which boasts a rich cast. He will be the only character to return in the sequel and in future films in writing. His character is that of private investigator Benoit Blanc.
After the agreement signed with Netflix, we know that the film will arrive on the streaming platform, also visible on Sky Q and through the app on Now Smart Stick. There is no official release date yet but it is expected in 2022.