Daniel Craig given United Nations role
As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but the United Nations gave the British actor a “license to save” by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards.
Craig – who has been filming his fourth movie as the dapper, martini-drinking agent 007 – will spend the next three years raising awareness for the U.N. Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and political and financial support for the cause.
“You have been given a license to kill (as James Bond), I’m now giving you a license to save,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Craig at United Nations headquarters in New York.
The appearance was one of the first for Craig since an on-set injury led to a brief hospital stay.
Daniel Craig has had arthroscopic knee surgery in between filming the latest Bond flick ‘Spectre.’
Producers say he underwent a ‘minor procedure’ during the Easter production break.
He is believed to have suffered the injury while filming action scenes for ‘Spectre’ in Mexico.
Eon Productions said Monday Craig will rejoin the production when it resumes filming at the famed Pinewood Studios in England on April 22.