Daniel Craig recalled a “very funny” joke the Queen once told him in private.
On Thursday (September 8) the Royal Family announced that the Queen had died peacefully in Balmoral at the age of 96.
The James Bond star was one of the first celebrities to pay tribute to the late king. Elton John, Janet Jackson and Victoria Beckham are among the others who have remembered the Queen following news of her death.
Before her death earlier this year, Craig recalled meeting the Queen while they were filming a hilarious skit together for the London 2012 Olympics.
At a performance on The Late ShowThe actor said the 95-year-old was “very funny, wants to make a joke, and make a joke about me”.
Craig added, “We had our picture taken and she was just like, ‘Oh no, he’s the one not smiling.'”
Host Stephen Colbert asked Craig how the Queen’s corgis were doing.
“I rolled around on the floor with them most of the time,” the actor said. “I mean, they’re just there. I believe they have their own lackeys. They are very friendly.”
In December 2021, Craig was awarded the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in the New Year’s Honors List, an honor normally bestowed on diplomats and spies.
It’s the same honor bestowed on his character James Bond, who he played from 2006 until last year no time to die.
The honor bestowed on Craig recognizes service in a foreign country or in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs, such as B. the work of diplomats abroad.
The fictional spy has a CMG in Ian Fleming’s books as well as in her film adaptations.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/daniel-craig-and-the-queen-james-bond-joke-b2167868.html Queen Elizabeth death: Daniel Craig recalls ‘very funny’ joke Royal made at his expense