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Daniel Craig to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Craig receives his star as he retires from the role of Bond (Picture: PA/Getty) Images

Daniel Craig will be honoured with a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, it has been announced.

The James Bond actor, 53, will be the latest entertainment figure to be immortalised at the Los Angeles tourist attraction.

Craig’s star – the 2,704th – will be dedicated during a ceremony on October 6, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said.

No Time To Die, Craig’s last outing as Ian Fleming’s suave spy, will open in US cinemas on October 7.

It will be placed at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, a nod to his character’s famous codename and next to the star of one of his predecessors, Sir Roger Moore.

Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said: ‘Daniel Craig is a British cultural icon, as is James Bond, the man he has portrayed in five 007 films.

Craig has portrayed 007 since 2005’s Casino Royale (Picture: Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images)
Sir Roger Moore’s star, which he received in 2007, is next door (Picture: Reuters)

‘We are thrilled to place his terrazzo Walk of Fame star next to the star of another famed actor who also portrayed James Bond, Roger Moore.

‘Fans will be thrilled when they see that their stars are appropriately located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard!’

Previous James Bond stars Pierce Brosnan and David Niven, who starred in the 1967 spoof film Casino Royale, have also received stars on Hollywood Boulevard, as has Barry Nelson, who played Bond in a TV movie in 1954, making him the first actor to portray the secret agent.

Sir Sean Connery, who was the first official film Bond in 1963’s Dr No, does not have a star on the famous street, alongside other unusual exceptions including Al Pacino, Robert Redford and Jim Carey.

Pierce Brosnan also has a star (Picture: Keith Hamshere/Mgm/Eon/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock)

Construction on the Hollywood Walk of Fame began in 1958, with 1,588 honourees pre-selected by a committee including Cecil B DeMille and Walt Disney, to be continuously installed without individual ceremonies.

Actress Joanne Woodward was the first person to be photographed with her star, often leading to the incorrect assumption that she received the walk’s first star.

Rami Malek, who portrays No Time To Die’s villain Lyutsifer Safin, will speak at the unveiling ceremony for his co-star, as will Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Alongside his role as Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time To Die, Craig has also appeared in films including Knives Out, for which her received a Golden Globe nomination, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Road to Perdition and Layer Cake.

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