No Time To Die: James Bond actor Daniel Craig honoured with star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Daniel Craig has become the 2,704th celebrity to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 53-year-old Briton is the fourth James Bond actor to be honoured with a star on the popular Los Angeles tourist attraction.
He follows in the footsteps of Sir Roger Moore, David Niven and Pierce Brosnan – although the late great Sir Sean Connery does not have a star.
As Craig’s Walk Of Fame star was unveiled, he joked it would be an “absolute honour to be walked all over in Hollywood”.
The star is situtated at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard – a nod to the super spy’s famous nickname and just yards from that of Moore, who played Bond in seven films.
The honour comes as the latest James Bond movie – the last of Craig’s 15-year tenure as secret agent – continues to smash box office records.
Released last week, No Time To Die generated £25 million in its first three days – as well as grossing £89m internationally.
At Wednesday evening’s unveiling, Craig was introduced by franchise producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, as well as his No Time To Die co-star Rami Malek.
Before the cover was taken off his star, Craig, wearing a smart pale blue suit, said: “To Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, I thank you from the depth of my heart. Without you I would not be here today, thank you for those lovely words. Thank you to Rami for those beautiful, beautiful words.
“I never thought I would hear myself say this, but it’s an absolute honour to be walked all over in Hollywood.”
Craig added: “If happiness was measured by the company we keep, then me being on this pavement surrounded by all of these legends makes me a very, very, very happy man. So thank you very much.”
The first stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame were unveiled back in 1958.
They cost 50,000 dollars (£37,000) apiece, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said, with the money used to pay for the creation and installation of each star as well as maintenance of the wider attraction.