Daily US Times: British actor Daniel Craig has capped the launch week of his final James Bond film by becoming the 2,704th celebrity to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled outside 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, in honour of the fictional British spy’s code number.
Just yards away is the star of his predecessor as Bond, Sir Roger Moore.
Mr Craig has played 007 since 2006. He said it was an “absolute honour to be walked all over in Hollywood”.
The 53-year-old was introduced by Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, along with his co-star in the latest 007 outing No Time To Die, Rami Malek.
Before his star was unveiled, Craig 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.”
It comes after his last Bond movie No Time To Die won critical praise and earned the highest opening weekend takings of any Bond movie in the United Kingdom – after repeated delays to its release date because of the coronavirus pandemic. The film opens in the US on Friday.
Malek plays supervillain Safin in the latest instalment of Bond’s adventures. The actor won an Oscar for his portrayal of Queen singer Freddy Mercury in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody.
Speaking at the ceremony, Malek praised Craig as an actor and a colleague.