ACTOR Daniel Craig proudly wears a Royal Navy uniform after he was made an honorary Commander — the same rank held by James Bond.
Craig, 53, said he felt “truly privileged and honoured” to get the title.
Daniel Craig proudly wears a Royal Navy uniform after he was made an honorary Commander — the same rank held by James Bond
Craig was pictured in a sailor’s uniform with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony RadakinCredit: Royal Navy
No Time to Die, his fifth outing as British agent 007, is out next week.
Craig was pictured in a sailor’s uniform with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin.
The Navy said the actor, who has played James Bond since 2006, was keen to support service families.
“Daniel Craig is well known for being Commander Bond for the last fifteen years – a Naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe,” Admiral Radakin said.
“That’s what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skill the same way as Bond himself.
“I am delighted to welcome honorary Commander Daniel Craig to the Royal Navy.
“Our honorary officers act as ambassadors and advocates for the Service, sharing their time and expertise to spread the message about what our global, modern, and ready Royal Navy is doing around the world.
“I look forward to him getting to see more of our sailors and marines over the coming months and years.”
Real-life sailor Lieutenant Commander Frances Bond, who a serves at the Royal Navy’s headquarters in Portsmouth, was invited to meet Daniel Craig ahead of the launch of the new film.
Lt Cdr Bond said: “I’ve had my fair share of light-hearted banter from colleagues over being a real-life Bond but I never imagined I would actually one day get to meet the actor who played him.
“I really enjoyed speaking to Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast.
“It was fascinating to hear their perspectives on working with the armed forces and learning a bit about the world of Hollywood.
“There are some strange similarities between what we do.
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world during my service with the Royal Navy, like the cast have too with their filming locations.”
Daniel Craig has played Commander James Bond for the last fifteen yearsCredit: Supplied by LMK