Daniel Craig confirms his outing as James Bond in the upcoming No Time To Die ...

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Daniel Craig has officially announced that he will not star in any more James Bond films. 

The actor had his debut outing as the British secret agent in 2006's Casino Royale and has starred in three further films, with the most recent being Spectre in 2015. 

But the star, 51, who once said he would rather 'slit my own wrists' than play Bond again, confirmed the upcoming No Time To Die film will be his last and said he was 'really happy' he signed up for a final time.

Final chapter: Daniel Craig, 51, has announced he will not star in any more James Bond films (pictured in New York City on Thursday)

Final chapter: Daniel Craig, 51, has announced he will not star in any more James Bond films (pictured in New York City on Thursday)

The Skyfall star gave the definitive answer when asked by German website Express, he said: 'Yes – someone else needs to have a go.' 

And now that filming recently finished on the latest instalment in the franchise, which will be released in cinemas in April 2020, Daniel was far more positive about the project and said he was 'really happy' that he signed up again.

'It's been, as they always are, incredibly hard work, but it's a massive collaboration. 

Ice cool: The actor had his debut outing as the British secret agent in 2006's Casino Royale and has starred in three further films, with the most recent being Spectre in 2015 (pictured)

Ice cool: The actor had his debut outing as the British secret agent in 2006's Casino Royale and has starred in three further films, with the most recent being Spectre in 2015 (pictured) 

Happy I did it: Daniel was more positive after filming finished for No Time To Die and said he was 'really happy' that he signed up again (pictured in Skyfall in 2012)

Happy I did it: Daniel was more positive after filming finished for No Time To Die and said he was 'really happy' that he signed up again (pictured in Skyfall in 2012)

'One of the most moving things for me about finishing the film is that I have been working with some of the people for 30 years.'

He also suggested that working alongside colleagues was 'what it was all about', and so to sign up again was partly to 'say goodbye' to 'those people'. 

His comments starkly contrast with his response about signing up again when he was asked in 2015, shortly before the release of Spectre. 

Happy: Daniel is happy that he signed up for another Bond film (pictured arriving for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York on Thursday)

Sweet: He also suggested that working alongside colleagues was 'what it was all about', and so to sign up again was partly to 'say goodbye' to 'those people'

Happy: Daniel is happy that he signed up for another Bond film (pictured arriving for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York on Thursday)

Star quality: Craig has had some iconic moments as the British super spy, including when he played the secret agent alongside The Queen in a scene filmed for the London 2012 Olympics (pictured)

Star quality: Craig has had some iconic moments

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