James Bond To Be Knighted During Olympics?
James Bond will be making a very special appearance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The London Evening Standard is reporting that James Bond (meaning Daniel Craig playing the character) will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in a pre-taped video segment.
“Daniel Craig was here in black tie one morning in early April,” a source said, the Evening Standard reported. “Judi Dench was also here, and the talk of the Palace was that Bond was going to be knighted that morning.”
Craig has played 007 in three Bond movies – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall (which hits theatres in November). Judi Dench has been playing the character M since Goldeneye in 1995.
Andrew Lycett, an Ian Fleming biographer, thinks it’s great that Bond is finally getting his due from Her Majesty.
“Bond did sterling work for Queen and country and deserves a gong,” Lycett told the Evening Standard. “The first Bond book Casino Royale came out in 1953, Coronation Year, so the Queen has something to celebrate.”
Buckingham Palace is neither confirming nor denying reports.