Commander Craig: James Bond actor given honorary Royal Navy rank

, Commander Craig: James Bond actor given honorary Royal Navy rank, The Evepost BBC News
, Commander Craig: James Bond actor given honorary Royal Navy rank, The Evepost BBC News

After more than a decade playing the world’s most famous secret agent, actor Daniel Craig now shares another thing with James Bond: the military rank of commander.

Ahead of the premiere of the latest film No Time To Die, Craig has been made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy.

He said: “I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of honorary commander in the senior service.”

He is keen to support personnel within the Royal Navy, with a particular interest in service families.

During production for No Time To Die, filmmakers worked closely with the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence.

Navy warship HMS Dragon features in the movie, with the Type 45 destroyer’s red dragon emblem on the hull seen cutting through the waves in the latest trailer.

, Commander Craig: James Bond actor given honorary Royal Navy rank, The Evepost BBC News

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said: “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.

“Daniel Craig is well known for being Commander Bond for the last 15 years – a naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe.

“That’s what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skill the same way as Bond himself.

“I look forward to him getting to see more of our sailors and marines over the coming months and years.”