Daniel Craig has decided to bid farewell to James Bond after playing in 5 films, spanning over 15 years. His last Bond film is No Time To Die.
The English actor, 53, has starred in Bond films – starting with 2006’s Casino Royale – all of which became massive box office hits. The Sam Mendes-directed Skyfall in 2012 became the highest-grossing Bond film ever, earning more than $1 billion globally.
Daniel Craig thought he had wrapped up his tenure as James Bond with Spectre, but the actor says his final fifth outing as the British secret agent in No Time To Die allowed him to fully complete his 007 journey.
Nearly 60 years after the first Bond film Dr No premiered, the cinema’s favourite spy, known for his love of fast cars and cool gadgets, returns in the highly-anticipated 25th Bond movie next week after an 18-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Costing an estimated $200 million to produce, No Time To Die sees Bond come out of retirement from an idyllic life in Jamaica to help track down a new villain armed with lethal technology.
Daniel Craig bids farewell to James Bond After 15 Years
Dressed in his signature Bond tuxedo, a clearly emotional Craig is then seen folding his hands in gratitude as he’s cheered on by the cast and crew of No Time to Die, his last outing as the world-famous spy.
Watch his thank-you speech below:
In less than 20 years of his acting career, Daniel Craig has starred in a total of 11 films that have each grossed a total of over $5 billion worldwide.
His other successful roles in movies have been in Tintin, Lara Croft: Tomb Rader, The Golden Compass and Knives Out. However, those are just the tip of the iceberg as, before even stepping into his longest-ruling role as James Bond, he was in 31 movies and 12 TV series.
Now, after 15 years playing the legendary British spy James Bond, Daniel Craig is making way for a new generation of actors after his fifth 007 film, No Time To Die, which has had its world premiere in London on Tuesday.
The blond-haired, blue-eyed actor was not well known to the general public when he took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2006 and seemed far removed from the character created by writer Ian Fleming.
However, the intensity Craig brought to the part won over doubters and allowed the multi-million dollar franchise to be rebooted with a harder, more serious edge.
Even though he had numerous iconic moments throughout the Bond world, let’s have a look back on 5 times Daniel Craig made James Bond look super iconic:
1. That Casual Cuff-Link Readjustment After Landing An Epic Jump
2. The Iconic Bond Phrase and Casual Walk-In After Shooting The Bad Guy
3. The Badass Bond Shooting Scenes From Daniel Craig
4. His Subtle Straight-faced Sense Of Humour
5. James Bond Finally Breaks A Smile During A Painful Torture Scene *Trigger Warning*
According to Sky News, the star is releasing a documentary that will be featuring previously unseen archival footage from Craig’s first Bond film, 2006’s Casino Royale, up to No Time To Die.
Producer, Barbara Broccoli says: Craig has taken the character and the series “to a place that is so… extraordinary. And so emotionally satisfying”, while Producer Michael G Wilson says filming the final outing as Bond had been “emotionally tough” on the star.
The studio has released a 45-minute documentary ‘Being James Bond’, reliving Craig’s career as the world-famous spy.
The documentary special is available exclusively on Apple TV as a free rental from September 7 through October 7 2021.