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Daniel Craig now second longest-serving 007

Daniel Craig has become cinema’s second longest-serving James Bond by playing the role for 4,147 days – or almost 11-and-a-half years.

Since Craig took on the mantle of the world’s most famous secret agent on 14 October, 2005, he has starred in four Bond films.

However in order to become the longest-serving Bond, Craig needs to clock up another two-and-a-half years.

Roger Moore, who starred in seven films and spent 5,118 days in the role, currently holds the title.

Pierce Brosnan is in third place in the rankings, while the original 007, Sean Connery, is fourth.

The rankings – compiled by the Press Association – are based on the period from the day each actor was officially confirmed as James Bond to the day their successor was formally announced.

Connery’s appearance in 1983’s unofficial 007 film Never Say Never Again has not been included in the figures.

The James Bond franchise is now in its 55th year, having begun in 1962 with Dr No.

The identity of the actor to play Bond in the next film in the series remains uncertain.

Speaking in September last year, 007 executive producer Callum McDougall said he would “love” Daniel Craig to return the role.

But Craig said in 2015 that he would rather “slash my wrists” than do another film as 007.

Here is the full list of how long each actor has played 007 in the official franchise, as of 20 February:

:: Roger Moore – 5,118 days
:: Daniel Craig – 4,147 days
:: Pierce Brosnan – 4,146 days
:: Sean Connery – 3,049 days
:: Timothy Dalton – 2,863 days
:: George Lazenby – 875 days

Sky News


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