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Daniel Craig made CMG as Bond as producer Barbara Broccoli gets CBE

Daniel Craig has another accolade to match that of Bond while producer Broccoli is also recognized (Photos: Getty / MGM / Nicola Dove)

James Bond star Daniel Craig was named a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, the same honor bestowed on 007, while Bond producer Barbara Broccoli received a CBE.

Actor Craig was recognized for his film and theater services in New Year’s honors, for his distinguished career where he played the role of the world’s most famous secret agent for a series of five films.

A CMG is the honor often bestowed on diplomats, and the fictitious spy is described as holding it in both the films and books of Ian Fleming.

Craig, 53, made his last outing as 007 earlier this year with the highly anticipated release of No Time To Die, which was a big hit at the box office.

The actor took on the role of British spy with Casino Royale in 2006 and played the spy in Quantum Of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and Specter in 2015.

After several delays imposed by the pandemic, her swan song in No Time to Die was finally premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in September, in a sparkling royal event attended by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Daniel Craig receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Daniel Craig received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in October (Photo: AP / Rex / EPA)

The Duchess of Cambridge was among the attendees at the world premiere of No Time To Die, the actor’s latest release as Bond (Photo: Getty)

Before the film was released, Craig was made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy, in yet another hat trick to his most famous role, he matches the rank held by James Bond.

In October, he was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Craig was born in Chester and trained at the National Youth Theater and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

His other film credits include Layer Cake, Munich, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and the popular 2019 Knives Out, where he played Detective Benoit Blanc and has already started filming a sequel.

Daniel Craig is named Honorary Commander of the Royal Navy, at the same rank as James Bond

In his role as Honorary Commander Daniel Craig, the star will act as the Senior Service ‘Ambassador and Advocate’ (Photo: Royal Navy)

The actor’s roles on stage include the National Theater production of Angels In America in 1993 and classic Shakespearean villain Iago in Othello in the New York Theater Workshop version in 2016.

He is also set to take on the title role of Macbeth at the Lyceum Theater on Broadway for a limited series in 2022.

Craig has been married to actress Rachel Weisz since 2011 and they share a daughter, while he also has a 29-year-old daughter, Ella, from his previous marriage to Fiona Loudon and a stepson, Henry, courtesy of Weisz. .

Meanwhile, Barbara Broccoli, who has been the driving force behind the Bond film franchise for over 20 years, is recognized by a CBE for her services to film, theater, philanthropy and her skills.

Broccoli, along with his brother Michael G Wilson, owns EON Productions and has has produced the last nine Bond films, including all of Craig’s releases.

Film producer Barbara Broccoli has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to film, theater, philanthropy and her skills in the New Year's Honors list

Longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been named CBE (Photo: PA)

Daniel Craig playing James Bond and Ana de Armas playing Paloma in new Bond film No Time To Die
Craig with his co-star Ana de Armas in No Time To Die, one of the nine Bond films produced by Broccoli (Photo: Nicola Dove / Danjaq, LLC / MGM / PA)

Wilson is also named CBE in this year’s list.

Together they have also produced The Rhythm Section with Blake Lively and several independent film projects, while Broccoli has produced a number of Broadway theatrical productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Steady Rain and Once, as well as West Productions. End of Chariots Of Fire and Strangers in a Train.

As a leading figure in the entertainment industry, Broccoli was appointed Vice President of Bafta Cinema in 2016.

The academy’s Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Global Contribution to Filmed Entertainment is named after his father, who made 007 the long-running film series.

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson at Skyfall - Royal World Premiere
Broccoli’s brother Michael G Wilson also received a CBE (Photo: Getty)

Among her many philanthropic interests, Broccoli is a director of Into Film, a film education charity that works with young people.

Broccoli is also the patron of the Back Up spine charity; vice-patron of the Film and TV Charity association; Honorary Member of the National Film and Television School and also Honorary Member of Women in Film and Television UK.

She is also president of the National Youth Theater.

Broccoli was named OBE on the Queen’s New Year Honors List in 2008.

In 2014, Broccoli and Wilson were honored by the Producers Guild of America with the David O Selznick Award for Excellence in Motion Pictures.

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