Daniel Craig

Biography

Date of Birth: 2 March 1968, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK Birth Name: Daniel Wroughton Craig Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m) Daniel Craig, one of British theatre's most famous faces who was waiting tables as a struggling teenage actor with the NYT, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, at 41 Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, England. His father, Tim Craig, was a merchant seaman turned steel erector, then became landlord of 'Ring O' Bells' pub in Frodsham, Cheshire. His mother, Carol Olivia Craig, was an art teacher. His parents split up in 1972, and young Daniel Craig was raised with his older sister, Lea, in Liverpool, then in Hoylake, Wirral, in the home of his mother. His interest in acting was encouraged by visits to the Liverpool Everyman Theatre arranged by his mother. From the age of 6, Craig started acting in school plays, making his debut in the Frodsham Primary School production of Oliver!, and his mother was the driving force behind his artistic aspirations. The first Bond movie he ever saw at the cinema was Roger Moore's Live and Let Die (1973); young Daniel Craig saw it with his father, so it took a special place in his heart. He was also a good athlete and was a rugby player at Hoylake Rugby Club. At the age of 14 Craig played roles in 'Oliver', 'Romeo and Juliet', and 'Cinderella' at Hilbre High School in West Kirby, Wirral, UK. He left Hilbre High at 16 to audition at the National Youth Theatre's (NYT) troupe on their tour in Manchester in 1984. He was accepted and moved down to London. There his mother and father watched his stage debut as Agamemnon in Shakespeare's 'Troilus And Cressida'. As a struggling actor with the NYT, he was toiling in restaurant kitchens and as a waiter. Craig performed with NYT on tours to Valencia, Spain, and to Moscow, Russia, under the leadership of director 'Edward Wilson' . He failed at repeated auditions at the Guildhall, but eventually his persistence paid off, and in 1988, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican. There he studied alongside Ewan McGregor and Alistair McGowan , then later Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes , among others. He graduated in 1991, after a three-year course under the tutelage of Colin McCormack , the actor from the Royal Shakespeare Company. From 1992-1994 he was married to Scottish actress Fiona Loudon, their daughter, named Ella, was born in 1992. Daniel Craig made his film debut in The Power of One (1992). His film career continued on television, notably the BBC2 serial 'Our Friends in the North' (1996). He shot to international fame after playing supporting roles in 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' (2001) and Road to Perdition (2002). He was nominated for his performances in the leading role in Layer Cake (2004), and received other awards and nominations. Craig was named as the sixth actor to portray James Bond, in October of 2005, weeks after he finished his work in Munich (2005), where he co-starred with Eric Bana under the directorship of Steven Spielberg . Craig's reserved demeanor and his avoidance of the showbiz-party-red-carpet milieu makes him a cool 007. He is the first blonde actor to play Bond, and also the first to be born after the start of the film series, and also the first to be born after the death of the author Ian Fleming in 1964. Four of the past Bond actors: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan have indicated that Craig is a good choice as Bond.

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Birth Name

Daniel Wroughton Craig

Birth Place

Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

Birth Date

3/2/1968
Known For
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No Time to Die

James Bond

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Munich

Steve

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Defiance

Tuvia Bielski

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Layer Cake

XXXX

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Knives Out

Benoit Blanc

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The Adventures of Tintin

Sakharine / Red Rackham (voice)

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The Invasion

Ben Driscoll

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Dream House

Will Atenton

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Renaissance

Barthélémy Karas (voice)

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Archangel

Prof. Fluke Kelso

Starring In
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Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery

Benoit Blanc

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Benoit Blanc

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The Sound of 007

Self

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Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story

Self / James Bond

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No Time to Die

James Bond

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Knives Out

Benoit Blanc

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Kings

Obie

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Spielberg

Himself - Actor

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Logan Lucky

Joe Bang

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Mein Name ist Fleming, Ian Fleming

Self (archive footage)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Stormtrooper JB-007 (uncredited)

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Spectre

James Bond

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Skyfall

James Bond

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Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

Himself

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

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One Life

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mikael Blomkvist

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Dream House

Will Atenton

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Cowboys & Aliens

Jake Lonergan

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The Adventures of Tintin

Sakharine / Red Rackham (voice)

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Flashbacks of a Fool

Adult Joe Scot

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Defiance

Tuvia Bielski

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Quantum of Solace

James Bond

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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Himself (uncredited)

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Flashbacks of a Fool Movie Special

Himself

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The Invasion

Ben Driscoll

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The Golden Compass

Lord Asriel

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Infamous

Perry Smith

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Casino Royale

James Bond

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Renaissance

Barthélémy Karas (voice)

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Munich

Steve

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The Jacket

Rudy Mackenzie

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Fateless

US Army Sergeant

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Archangel

Prof. Fluke Kelso

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Enduring Love

Joe

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Layer Cake

XXXX

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The Mother

Darren

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Sylvia

Ted Hughes

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Road to Perdition

Connor Rooney

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Copenhagen (PBS Hollywood Presents)

Werner Heisenberg

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Road to Perdition

Connor Rooney

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Alex West

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Sword of Honour

Guy Crouchback

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Some Voices

Ray

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Hotel Splendide

Ronald Blanche

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I Dreamed of Africa

Declan Fielding

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The Trench

Sgt. Telford Winter

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Love & Rage

James Lynchehaun

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Elizabeth

John Ballard

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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

George Dyer

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Fortunes And Misfortunes Of Moll Flanders

James 'Jemmy' Seagrave

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Ich küsse meinen Mörder

Matt Kearney

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A Kid in King Arthur's Court

Master Kane

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Sharpe's Eagle

Berry

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The Power of One

Sgt. Botha

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Queer

Lee

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