Actor Daniel Craig, 53, was appointed honorary war captain in the British Navy on Wednesday this week, the Royal Navy announced in a pers conference.
Thus he has the same rank as James Bond, a secret agent codenamed 007, whom Craig describes for the fifth time in “No Time To Die”.
“I am truly honored and honored to be appointed as an honorary officer,” Craig said in a statement.
The appointment was made a week before the premiere of the Bond film.
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The Commander-in-Chief of the British Navy, Admiral Tony Radakin, said Craig was an extraordinary ambassador.
– Daniel Craig has been known as Commander Bond for the last 15 years – a naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions around the world. “The same thing the British Navy does every day, we use technology and skills in the same way as Bond,” said Radakin.
The pandemic-hit “No Time To Die” will premiere in Norway on October 1, nearly six years after the previous Bond film, “Specter”.
There’s great excitement about the new Bond film, shot in Norway, among other places.
Several action scenes were shot in Nittedal, in Lutvann and along the Atlantic Road, and they were also included in the trailer for the film.
Norway’s incentive scheme for international film and series production accounts for NOK 47 million.
Daniel Craig’s ending as agent 007 lasted a full 163 minutes, which is a record for a Bond film.