Daniel Craig

"Skyfall" Australian Premiere

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor, best known for playing British secret agent James Bond since 2006.

Craig is an alumnus of the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and began his career on stage. His early on screen appearances were in the films Elizabeth, The Power of One and A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, and on Sharpe’s Eagle and Zorro in television. His appearances in the British films Love Is the Devil, The Trench and Some Voices attracted the industry’s attention, leading to roles in bigger productions such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake and Munich.

Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of James Bond, replacing Pierce Brosnan. Though he was initially greeted with scepticism, his debut in Casino Royale was highly acclaimed and earned him a BAFTA award nomination, with the film becoming the highest grossing in the series at the time. Quantum of Solace followed two years later. His third Bond film, Skyfall, premiered in 2012 and is now the highest grossing film in the series.

Craig is married to actress Rachel Weisz, his second wife. He has a daughter, Ella, with his first wife, Fiona Loudon. In 2006, he joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since taking the role of Bond, Craig has continued to appear in other films, most recently starring in the English language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Craig made a guest appearance as Bond in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, alongside Queen Elizabeth II.

Born: 2-Mar1968
Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The current James Bond

Raised in Liverpool, removed to London at age 16 to become an actor. Prior to news of his being selected as the next James Bond (the other possibilities named included Clive Owen, Ewan McGregor, Jude Law and Colin Farrell), he was best known for his role in Layer Cake (2004). UK magazine Popcorn called him “one of Britain’s finest and committed actors.”

Mother: Carol Olivia Craig
Wife: (m. circa 1991, div., one daughter)
Daughter: (b. circa 1993, resides in Chelsea with ex-wife)
Girlfriend: Kate Moss (model, reportedly dated four months in 2004)
Girlfriend: Sienna Miller (actress and model, dated 2004)
Girlfriend: Heike Makatsch (German actress, cohabited 2001-05)
Wife: Rachel Weisz (actress, dated 2010-11, m. 22-Jun-2011)

University: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

James Bond
Endorsement of Heineken (2012)

Skyfall (23-Oct-2012)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (12-Dec-2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (23-Oct-2011) [VOICE]
Dream House (29-Sep-2011) · Will Atenton
Cowboys & Aliens (29-Jul-2011) · Jake Lonergan
Defiance (31-Dec-2008) · Tuvia Bielski
Quantum of Solace (29-Oct-2008)
Flashbacks of a Fool (13-Apr-2008) · Adult Joe Scot
The Golden Compass (27-Nov-2007)
The Invasion (17-Aug-2007)
Casino Royale (14-Nov-2006)
Infamous (31-Aug-2006)
Renaissance (15-Mar-2006) [VOICE]
Munich (23-Dec-2005)
Archangel (19-Mar-2005)
Fateless (8-Feb-2005)
The Jacket (23-Jan-2005) · Mackenzie
Layer Cake (1-Oct-2004)
Enduring Love (4-Sep-2004)
Sylvia (17-Oct-2003) · Ted Hughes
The Mother (16-May-2003) · Darren
Copenhagen (27-Sep-2002)
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (3-Sep-2002)
Road to Perdition (12-Jul-2002) · Connor Rooney
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (11-Jun-2001)
Sword of Honour (2-Jan-2001)
Hotel Splendide (7-Jul-2000)
Some Voices (15-May-2000)
I Dreamed of Africa (5-May-2000) · Declan Fielding
The Trench (17-Sep-1999)
Love Is the Devil (16-Sep-1998)
Elizabeth (13-Sep-1998) · John Ballard
The Ice House (5-Apr-1997)
Saint-Ex (17-Nov-1996)
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (13-Oct-1996)
Our Friends in the North (15-Jan-1996)
A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (11-Aug-1995) · Master Kane
Sharpe’s Eagle (12-May-1993)
The Power of One (27-Mar-1992)
References:  http://www.nndb.com/people/301/000104986/

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