Being James Bond
31st August 2021
The Daniel Craig documentary will stream for free on 7th September
By MI6 Staff
Just like 'No Time To Die', another piece of James Bond media has been sitting on the shelf for 18 months as the world grappled with the Coronavirus pandemic. Daniel Craig's tenure as 007 is now the longest on record (in terms of years served, not films made), and EON and MGM commissioned a documentary to chart his success and hype his final adventure.
Being James Bond, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), will be exclusively available to stream on the Apple TV app as a free rental ahead of the theatrical release of the upcoming 25th film in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die.* In this special 45-minute retrospective, Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his 15-year adventure as James Bond. Customers in over 30 countries and regions around the globe can rent the film for free and stream it exclusively on the Apple TV app from September 7 to October 7.
Including never-before-seen archival footage from Casino Royale to the upcoming 25th film No Time To Die, Craig shares his personal memories in conversation with 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, in the lead up to his final performance as James Bond.
“A lot of people here have worked on five pictures with me,” Craig noted during the conversation with the films’ producers in Being James Bond. “I've loved every single second of these movies, and especially this one because I've got 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.”
Said Broccoli in the film: “Daniel has just taken this, the character, the series, the whole thing, to a place that is so…extraordinary. And so emotionally satisfying.”
“It's also emotionally tough being Daniel's last one. It's tough on Barbara, it's tough on me,” added Wilson.
The Apple TV app also features Apple TV+, Apple’s video subscription service offering original shows, movies, and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers, as well as Apple TV channels, personalized and curated recommendations, and movies and TV shows to buy or rent.
Being James Bond was directed by Baillie Walsh (Flashbacks of a Fool) and produced by Charlie Thomas, Carla Poole and Special Treats Productions. Colin Burrows served as executive producer.
The 25th film in the James Bond franchise, No Time To Die, will be released in theaters beginning September 30 in the UK through Universal Pictures International and in the US on October 8 through MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.