James Bond actor Daniel Craig has been honoured with an award meant for real-life spies and diplomats in UK’s New Year Honours list. This has not gone down well with people.
The honour, usually given to real-life spies and diplomats, is also bestowed upon author Ian Fleming’s 007 fictional character in his books. Craig has been recognised for services to film and theatre.
This has not gone down well with many people.
@talkRADIO re Daniel Craig’s “gong” ! Seriously??? If I was an actual spy I would immediately return ANY award I’d ever received !!! Ridiculous! And as for Tony B.Liar 🤬🤬😡🤬🤬
— Don (@whittdon51) January 1, 2022
And Daniel Craig being given an award which would normally be given to the jobholder that a character he has played in a film would have got.
I can imagine the discussion:
I’ve got a great idea for Daniel Craig…
But no one had the cajones to say what a really shit idea it was. pic.twitter.com/TpH1AQe93h
— Sir Tickle, Pollee KCMG OBE (@MsPolleeTickle) January 1, 2022
“… actor Daniel Craig is believed to be in line for a CMG – a highly prestigious award usually given to senior diplomats and spies – following the release of his fifth and final Bond film No Time to Die”.
👏 BOND 👏 IS 👏 NOT 👏 REAL 👏https://t.co/4w4ngerdsn
— Dr. Dan Lomas (@Sandbagger_01) December 30, 2021
Britain recognised the scientists and medical chiefs at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in Queen Elizabeth’s annual New Year’s honours list, while James Bond actor Daniel Craig was given the same award as his famous onscreen character. pic.twitter.com/3Bf9nAXAp3
— Srbija Evropa (@srbija_eu) January 1, 2022
The least deserving James Bond, but definitely the one with the biggest ego. This is an insult to the diplomats and actual spies who risked their lives for this country.
Daniel Craig in line for a CMG – a highly prestigious award usually handed to senior diplomats and spies.
— Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (@DrJuliaSnow) December 26, 2021
Daniel Craig has made the New Year’s honours list with the CMG award, the same award as James Bond, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film. I can only assume thats because he has promised to stop making bond films. 🤞🏻
— fog (@fog333Boro) January 1, 2022
For services to narrative. The Queen has given actor Daniel Craig the same award as James Bond. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Michele Cochrane 🍞 and 🌹 #ProtectJulianAssange (@fairyofbloom) January 1, 2022
He played a fictional character. And gets awarded a very high honour. Don’t get it.
Daniel Craig given same award as James Bond in 2022 New Year’s Honours https://t.co/wTJQJXf771
— Anne (@annief1) January 1, 2022
What utter tosh-
He’s an ACTOR !!!
Not a diplomat.
Well, maybe it might make him smile for a change…
Daniel Craig given same award as James Bond in 2022 New Year’s Honours https://t.co/Xc5DghQTVx via @DailyMailCeleb
— Patricia (@Patricia344130) January 1, 2022
OK I like they gave Daniel Craig the CMG (the standard honour for MI6 types amongst others) rather than a normal actor honour.
— Sam Freedman (@Samfr) January 1, 2022
Daniel Craig given an honour for playing James Bond! Aint that his job, to act and be paid a very large sum of money for doing it! These honours need scrapping or reforming.
— 𝑊𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 💜NHS #JohnsonOut #FBPE #NUFC (@TheLittleWaster) January 1, 2022
This comes after the release of the final instalment of his Bond films – No Time To Die – which became one of last year’s highest-grossing films at the box office. Craig has meanwhile already announced his retirement as the world’s most famous secret agent after starring in five Bond films.
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