Daniel Craig to receive same honour as 007 today

Craig will visit Windsor Castle where he will be awarded a CMG for his services to film and theatre.

The Princess Royal will present the actor’s accolade on Tuesday morning.

Craig will be made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George which is the same honour that Ian Fleming’s character holds.

The actor took on the role of 007 in the last five Bond films, his first being Casino Royale in 2006 and his final one being No Time To Die in 2021.

He appeared in a famous sketch with the Queen while in character to mark the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Daniel Craig to receive same honour as 007 today at Windsor Castle (PA)Daniel Craig (PA)

Having also appeared in Knives Out (2019) with Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis, Craig is set to make a return in the film’s sequel which is due to premiere at the end of next month.

Daniel Craig won’t be the only famous face collecting an award today though as film director, producer and screenwriter Paul Greengrass will also receive an accolade.

He has directed several Hollywood blockbusters including three of the Bourne franchise films and Captain Phillips (2013).

Daniel Craig to receive same honour as 007 today at Windsor Castle (PA)Jonny Brownlee (PA)

Six-time world champion in triathlon Jonny Brownlee will become an MBE as well as two-time gold medal swimmer at Tokyo 2020 James Guy.

Jonny is the younger of the Brownlee brothers and he’s the only triathlete to have been awarded each of the three Olympic medals: a bronze at London 2012, silver at Rio 2016, and finally a gold at Tokyo 2020 as part of the mixed relay team.

Louis Cayer is also becoming an MBE for services to his sport as a tennis coach and senior performance adviser for the Lawn Tennis Association.

Cayer has worked with Emma Raducanu and he’s extensively worked with men’s doubles players including Jamie Murray.

Daniel Craig to receive same honour as 007 today at Windsor Castle (PA)Ashley Banjo (PA/So TV)

Ashley Banjo, street dancer and TV personality, will also become an MBE for his services to dance after he rose to fame in 2009 when his dance group Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent.

Nowadays, you’ll spot Banjo as a presenter and judge on several prime-time television shows, including as a judge on ITV’s Dancing On Ice.

Dame Emily Lawson will be recognised on Tuesday for her services to the NHS, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, as she headed up the vaccine rollout scheme in the UK.

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