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Daniel Craig
James Bond (Casino Royale)
Biographical information
Name: Daniel Wroughton Craig
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Born: March 2, 1968
Chester, England
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Gender: Male
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Occupation: Actor - James Bond

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born March 2, 1968) is an English actor. Born the year after the release of You Only Live Twice, Craig is the first James Bond actor to be born after the start of the film series, also making him the first Bond actor to be born after Ian Fleming died. Much media attention has also been given to him for being the "blondest" official Bond actor.

BiographyEdit

He was born in Chester, the son of a steel erector and an art teacher. He was brought up in Prescot, near Liverpool. He attended Hilbre High School, West Kirby (near Liverpool) and played rugby at nearby Hoylake Rugby Club. He moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre, later securing a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The Role of James BondEdit

As early as February 2005, Craig had been named in the media as a possible contender to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. On April 6, 2005 Craig was reported to have been signed by EON Productionsas part of a three-film contract worth £15 million, however, this news was later debunked by the BBC who contacted EON for an official report. According to Craig, MGM offered him the role but the Broccoli family never got in touch with him.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond.
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Finally, on October 14, 2005, Eon Productions named Daniel Craig as the sixth actor to portray 007, taking over from Pierce Brosnan. Craig signed a three-film contract, with the first, Casino Royale, to begin filming in January 2006 with an expected release of November 17, 2006. The announcement was made at noon in London at HMS President, a Royal Naval Reserve station at St. Katharine Docks, on the banks of the River Thames downstream of Tower Bridge.

Selected FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Other notes
2015 Bond 24 James Bond James Bond Film
2012 Skyfall James Bond James Bond Film
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mikael Blomkvist Released
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Red Rackham, Ivan Sakharine Voice
2008 Quantum of Solace James Bond James Bond Film
2006 Casino Royale James Bond James Bond Film
2006 The Visiting Ben Released
2006 Infamous Perry Smith Released
2005 Munich Steve Released
2005 Archangel Fluke Kelso Television Drama
2005 Fateless American Soldier Released
2005 The Jacket Rudy Mackenzie Released
2004 Layer Cake XXXX Released
2004 Enduring Love Joe Released
2003 Sylvia Ted Hughs Released
2003 The Mother Darren Released
2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Cecil Released
2002 Road to Perdition Connor Rooney Released
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Alex West Released
2000 Some Voices Ray Released
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Declan Fielding Released
1998 Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon George Dyer Released
1998 Elizabeth John Ballard Released
1997 Obsession John McHale Released
1996 Our Friends in the North George "Geordie" Peacock Television Drama
1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Master Kane Released
1992 The Power of One Sgt. Botha Released

TriviaEdit

  • Due to being the "blondest" Bond actor, Hollywood has nicknamed him 'James Blonde'.

Personal lifeEdit

His first marriage, from 1992–1994, was to actress Fiona Loudon, with whom he has a daughter, Ella. After that marriage ended, he later was in two serious relationships, one with German actress Heike Makatsch that ended in 2001, and with American film producer Satsuki Mitchell, which lasted from 2004 to 2010. He was also rumored to have had an affair with his Layer Cake co-star Sienna Miller in 2005.

Craig and Rachel Weisz, his co-star in the film Dream House, started dating in December 2010 and were married on June 22, 2011 in a small ceremony in New York with only four guests including Craig's daughter Ella and Weisz's
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
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son Henry. The couple had been friends for many years before their relationship turned romantic while working on Dream House.

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