Naomie Harris credits Danny Boyle for her success.
The British actress, who was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth for her services to drama today (23.02.17), says the 60-year-old director launched her acting career and gave her "a chance when nobody else would."
Speaking to reporters after receiving the honour, the 'Skyfall' star said: "I credit so much to Danny Boyle. He really gave me a chance when nobody else would at the start of my career when I had no credits to my name. Then later on he gave me a part in 'Frankenstein' at the National after having left drama school 10 years before and not having done any theatre. He took a chance again and that's how 'Bond' happened."
Asked about receiving the honour from the Queen, Naomie, 40, said: "This is really phenomenal. This is representing my country and being recognised for having made a contribution to the nation. It can't get better than that."
Impressed by the 90-year-old Monarch's complexion, the 'Moonlight' actress, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars on Sunday (26.02.17), added: "I was impressed by how youthful she looked. She looked incredibly young and really healthy - and she has good skin."