James Bond actor Daniel Craig to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame



Washington [US]: Hollywood star Daniel Craig will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ahead of the US release of ‘No Time to Die’, which is the actor’s last film as an iconic James Bond spy.

According to Variety, the actor will be awarded his star in a ceremony on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. PT. His star will be the 2,704th star on the Walk of Fame and the fourth James Bond actor to receive this honor after David Niven, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan.

Barry Nelson also played Bond in a TV movie and received a star during his career. Craig’s star will be placed next to Moore’s, located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard.

Rami Malek, who plays villainous Lyutsifer Safin in ‘No Time to Die’, Craig’s fifth and final release as Bond, will speak at the Walk of Fame ceremony.

Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will also be guest speakers. The Walk of Fame event will be hosted by Nicole Mihalka, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“Daniel Craig is a British cultural icon, as is James Bond, the man he played in five 007 films. We are delighted to place his terrazzo star on the Walk of Fame next to the star of a Another famous actor who also played James Bond, Roger Moore. Fans will be delighted to see their stars conveniently located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, “Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a statement.

In addition to his previous Bond roles in ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Specter’, Craig received a Golden Globe nomination for Rian Johnson’s detective novel ‘Knives Out’, which receives the Netflix franchise treatment, and starred in ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Logan Lucky’, ‘Munich’, ‘Road to Perdition’, ‘Enduring Love’, ‘The Mother’ and more.

As part of his post-Bond career, Craig is bringing ‘Macbeth’ back to Broadway next spring. He will play the lead role with Ruth Negga as Lady Macbeth. He will also star in “Knives Out 2”.

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Posted: Saturday October 02, 2021, 11:08 am IST


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