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DANIEL CRAIG

2nd March 1968 -

Born in Chester, England, Daniel Craig’s interest in acting began at school, but began in earnest when aged 16 he joined the National Youth Theatre, before being accepted at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating in 1991 he began to win minor roles in a number of TV series and plays, before appearing as ‘Geordie’ Peacock in the major BBC TV serial Our Friends In The North (1996).

This landmark role soon brought Craig to the eye of many a casting director and he was soon appearing in his first blockbuster movie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) opposite Angelina Jolie. Other major film roles quickly followed including Road To Perdition (2002) starring with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, The Mother (2003) with Anne Reid, Sylvia (2003) with Gwyneth Paltrow, Layer Cake (2004) with Sienna Miller, Enduring Love (2004) with Rhys Ifans, and Steven Spielberg’s Munich (2005).

Craig’s casting in the role of James Bond for Casino Royale created a storm of protest from an area of Bond fans, and the British tabloid press declared ‘open season’ on the new Bond actor, attempting to ridicule him at every opportunity. Craig’s detractors were put firmly in their place when his first 007 film opened in November 2006 to almost unanimous rave reviews from the world’s media and public alike; Daniel Craig’s performance was unlike anything seen before in the Bond series, and rivalled Sean Connery’s debut for its confident, commanding and charismatic interpretation of Ian Fleming’s 007 as a believable secret agent.

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006)

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006)

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Daniel Craig Filmography

2015 BOND 24
2012 Skyfall
2011 Cowboys & Aliens
2011 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
2008 Quantum of Solace
2008 Defiance
2007 The Golden Compass
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool
2007 The Catherine Tate Show - Comic Relief Special (UK TV)
2007 The Invasion
2006 Casino Royale
2006 Infamous
2006 Renaissance (voice)
2005 Munich
2005 Archangel (TV)
2005 Sorstalanság 
2005 The Jacket
2004 Layer Cake 
2004 Enduring Love
2003 Sylvia
2003 The Mother
2002 Occasional, Strong 
2002 Copenhagen (TV)
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello
(segment 'Addicted To The Stars')
2002 Road to Perdition
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
2001 Sword of Honour
2000 Hotel Splendide
2000 Some Voices
2000 I Dreamed of Africa
1999 Shockers: The Visitor (TV)
1999 The Trench
1998 Love Is The Devil
1998 Elizabeth
1998 Love And Rage
1997 Obsession
1997 The Ice House (TV)
1996 Saint-Ex
1996 Kiss And Tell (TV)
1996 The Fortunes & Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (TV)
1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV)
1996 Our Friends In The North (UK TV)
1995 A Kid In King Arthur's Court
1993 Heartbeat (UK TV)
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV)
1993 Sharpe's Eagle (UK TV)
1993 Drop the Dead Donkey (UK TV)
1993 Genghis Cohn (UK TV)
1992 Boon (UK TV)
1992 The Power of One

Daniel Craig Trivia

   
   
Daniel Craig is the youngest actor since George Lazenby to play the part of James Bond.
   
 

Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012)


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