Daniel Craig reflects on filming comedy 007 with the Queen

James Bond star Daniel Craig described filming the scene with the Queen in London 2012 as “unbelievable”.

The world saw a more spiritual side to the monarch when she appeared as a guest at Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

In the humorous sketch, Craig, who plays British agent 007, phoned Buckingham Palace to summon the Queen to the event.

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The Queen with Daniel Craig as James Bond (BBC One/PA)

The Queen, who was sitting at her writing desk, made him wait before greeting him with the words: “Good evening, Mr. Bond.”

Together they walked, along with some of her corgis, toward a helicopter and set off, flying over London to the Olympic Stadium, ending with an acrobatic feat of the Queen parachuting into the ring. school.

Seconds later, the real Queen, wearing the same peach-colored dress as the stuntman, entered the stadium to warm applause.

Reminiscing about his time filming with the Queen, 54-year-old Craig told the BBC at the Toronto International Film Festival: “What an unbelievable thing.

“We will no longer see people who like her again. To be alive during her reign is something else.”

He added: “(I’m) very grieving, so I suppose good luck to Charles, really.”

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King Charles III on the Accession Council at St James’s Palace (Victoria Jones/PA)

Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who co-wrote the Queen’s TV appearance with Paddington Bear and Daniel Craig, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program on Friday that the Queen had volunteered to take part in the Bond scene.

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He said: “We went to the Palace to ask permission to represent her and to see what she was wearing that day, and it was her wonderful dresser who said ‘No, no, she’s not. want to be in it.’ She is the game and she is ready for it.

“The fact that on the day we were filming, she asked Danny Boyle if she could write the lines because there were no lines in the script, maybe because when I was typing the script, I didn’t know. How would you type. Queen’s character… What would you enter? “

Charles, the former Prince of Wales, ascended the throne following the death of his mother on Thursday.

He was later officially crowned King Charles III at a historic ceremony at St James’s Palace following a meeting of the Accession Council, in which he was sworn in before secret advisers.

– Craig was at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of Glass Onion, the sequel to the hit movie Knives Out.

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