Now Craig himself has paid tribute to his co-star, stating: “I’m deeply saddened by the news of Albert Finney’s passing.
“The world has lost a giant. Wherever Albert is now, I hope there are horses and good company.”
The horses were a reference to Finney’s great love of horse racing.
Meanwhile, James Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also paid tribute.
The official James Bond Twitter account posted a picture of Finney’s Kincade, writing: “We are very sad to hear Albert Finney has passed away at the age of 82.
“The five-time Oscar nominee played gameskeeper Kincade in SKYFALL (2012).”
A further tweet had a statement from the Bond producers, saying: “We are heartbroken at the loss of Albert Finney.
“It was a privilege to work with him and an honour to have had him as part of our Bond family.”
Skyfall Sam Mendes, added: “It is desperately sad news that Albert Finney has gone.
“He really was one of the greats – a brilliant, beautiful, big-hearted, life loving delight of a man. He will be terribly missed.”
Finney is also best known for Annie, Big Fish, Scrooge, Tom Jones, Miller’s Crossing and The Bourne Ultimatum.
He also played Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm and Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express.