Queen Elizabeth awarded Craig as part of her annual New Year Honours. The CMG is usually given to British citizens who work as foreign-service officers and diplomats, but in Craig’s case he was honored for his “services to film and theatre.”
In the James Bond universe, the British super spy was fictionally given the title of CMG in Ian Flemming’s 1954 book You Only Live Twice. Craig and Bond also share the title of honorary Commander in the British Royal Navy.
The Queen’s other 2022 honorees included Elton John’s longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin and Spice Girls’ Mel B.