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Daniel Craig Gets Emotional During James Bond Farewell Speech

Daniel Craig Gets Emotional During James Bond Farewell Speech

He's played Bond since 2006

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Daniel Craig appeared to get a little bit teary eyed as he said a final goodbye to James Bond. You can see the clip here:

In a clip from Apple TV's Being James Bond, the actor, who has played the iconic spy since 2006, can be seen giving an emotional speech on what is reportedly the last day of filming No Time To Die in 2019.

In the clip the 53-year-old thanks the team for their work and said he had 'loved every single second' of being Bond.

Craig said: "A lot of people here worked on five pictures with me, and I know there's a lot of things said about what I think about these films or all of those, whatever.

"But I've loved every single second of these movies, and especially this one, because I've gotten up every morning and I've had the chance to work with you guys and that has been one of the greatest honours of my life."

But Craig needn't feel too down about leaving the role, as it was recently reported he was the highest paid Hollywood actor after signing a $100 million (£72,777,560) deal.

Not bad, eh?

Being James Bond/AppleTV

Craig has signed with streaming giant Netflix for the upcoming instalments of the Knives Out series.

It's been reported Craig will receive 'north of $100m' for playing the quirky private detective Benoit Blanc.

According to Variety, this is due to the fact that the streaming site compensates its actors for the 'projected back-end box office participation' they would receive if their films were to be released exclusively in cinemas.

And with 'salary bumps' Craig would likely receive for the second and third films in the series, the Bond actor is looking at a very hefty paycheque at the end of it all.

But no matter how much the star earns, he's got an interesting philosophy when it comes to inheritance.

The actor has previously revealed he doesn't plan on leaving large sums of money to his daughters as he would rather 'give away' his fortune before he dies.

Well, I'm willing to help you out on that front if you need me, pal.


In am interview with Candis magazine, he was asked about leaving them his money, to which he responded: "Isn't there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you've failed?"

Craig continued: "I think Andrew Carnegie [an American industrialist] gave away what in today's money would be about 11 billion dollars, which shows how rich he was because I'll bet he kept some of it, too."

He added: "But I don't want to leave great sums to the next generation. I think inheritance is quite distasteful.

"My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go."

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, James Bond