The Queen broke tradition and gave Bond actor Daniel Craig the honor normally reserved for real diplomats and spies.


Daniel Craig in a pink velvet jacket

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  • Daniel Craig became part of the Order of St. Michael and St. George by the Queen.

  • The award was announced as part of the Queen’s annual New Year’s Honor List.

  • It’s the same honor that James Bond got in Ian Fleming’s book, but it’s a rare award for actors.

The Queen broke the tradition by awarding Daniel Craig, who is usually reserved for diplomats and spies, like James Bond, the on-screen persona.

Craig was awarded the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) for “Service to Movies and Theatres” after portraying a fictional spy in five films.

This award was part of the Queen’s annual New Year’s honor list Announced on Friday..

CMG awards are usually awarded for “for example, the work of foreign ministers and diplomats” for foreign service. According to the official website of the royal family.

The Craig Award is a lap moment for Bond, a fictional honor in 1954, and is mentioned. In Bond’s obituary in Fleming’s book “You Only Live Twice.”“”

Bond film producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli He was also awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). Services for movies, theater, philanthropy and skills.

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