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Daniel Craig
Also known as:Daniel Wroughton Craig
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast
Born:March 2, 1968
Birthplace:Chester, England, United Kingdom
Spouse:Fiona Loudon, Rachel Weisz
Famous worldwide for portraying the suave secret agent James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Daniel Craig is an English actor, who added emotional undertones to an otherwise superficial character. He received more acclaim with like The Golden Compass (2007) and reprised his role as Bond in Quantum of Solace (2008). Some of his more recent films include The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011), and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011). In 2012, he starred in the 23rd Bond movie, Skyfall. Directed by Sam Mendes, the movie was a smash hit, with Craig receiving several accolades and praises for his performance. His 2017 release includes Steven Soderbergh comedy film Logan Lucky, which is a multi-starrer, co-starring Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, and Jesco White in important roles. His 2019 release includes Knives Out.

Daniel Craig began acting at the age of six, by featuring in small productions and later attended Everyman Theatre to further hone his craft. Daniel moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre. He graduated in 1991 from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He dabbled in theater, appearing in plays like Angels in America, before making his feature film debut with the film The Power of One (1992), in which he starred alongside Morgan Freeman. After his successful debut, Daniel was a part of films like A Kid in King Arthurs Court (1995), Obsession (1997), Elizabeth (1998) and the hugely praised film, The Trench (1999). Riding high on the success of the film, he made appearances in commercial successes like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Road to Perdition (2002). Daniel starred in a string of award-winning films, including The Mother (2003), Layer Cake (2004), Enduring Love (2004) and Munich (2005).
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Did You Know? (11)

  • Christian Bale and Daniel Craig were considered for the role of Roland the Gunslinger In the movie The Dark Tower. The role ultimately went to Idris Elba. Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen were also in contention for the role.
  • At the age of 16, Daniel Craig dropped out from school as he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre in London. After moving to London, Craig worked at local restaurants to fund his training.
  • Daniel Craig's third Bond film, Skyfall (2012), remains one of the highest-grossing film in the series. Also, as of 2017, the film is the 15th highest grossing films of all time in the UK.
  • Daniel Craig is noted for his involvement in various philanthropic initiatives, he is known for supporting charities like S.A.F.E in Kenya, which uses street theatre to address social issues. Besides, he also takes keen interest in working for the betterment of the low-income students in New York.
  • In 2015, United Nations appointed Daniel Craig as its first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards.
  • In October 2012, Daniel Craig hosted an episode of the American late-night live TV sketch comedy show, Saturday Night.
  • For his brilliant role in Casino Royale, Daniel Craig was nominated for the BAFTA Award. This was the first time any actor portraying Bond was nominated for the award.
  • In a poll conducted by the condom manufacturing brand Durex in 2006, Daniel Craig was named as the 'Sexiest Man Alive.'
  • Daniel Craig who stands at 5 feet 11 inches is the shortest actor ever to play the role of James Bond.
  • Mark Ruffalo was offered the role of Perry Smith in the movie Infamous (2006). However, due to other commitments, the actor recommended Daniel Craig for the role, who was later cast in the movie.
  • Henry Cavill was director Martin Campbell's choice to play James Bond after Pierce Brosnan. However, the producers of the franchise favoured an older bond and chose Daniel Craig.
  • Personal Quotes (6)

  • "I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he is hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations. "
  • "At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance. I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don't like that. "
  • "I have never played a role in which someone's dark side shouldn't be explored."
  • "I genuinely believe that if you want to get in the film business, get in the film business."
  • "There's always going to be someone with a bigger toy than yours. "
  • "I'm definitely not satisfied about my career. I don't know how you can be, it's the very nature of things. "
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