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Daniel Craig (born 02.03.1968)
Daniel Craig is an English actor most well-known for playing the part of James Bond in 'Casino Royale', 'Quantum of Solace' and 'Skyfall'.

Childhood: Daniel Craig was born in Chester, Cheshire, England. His parents are Carol Olivia, an art teacher, and Timothy John Wroughton Craig, the landlord of several pubs and former midshipman in the Merchant Navy. He was brought-up on the Wirral Peninsula and attended a primary school in Frodsham and the Holy Trinity Primary School in Hoylake at which he failed his eleven plus and attended Hilbre High School in West Kirby. Aged 16, he joined the sixth form at Calday Grange Grammar School and he also played for the Hoylake RFC Rugby Union Club. He was into acting from age 6 and joined the National Youth Theatre at 16 before later attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduating in 1991.

Acting career: Daniel was in Tony Kushner's theatre show 'Angels in America' in 1993 and even appeared in an episode of 'Heartbeat' in the same year. He had a starring role in BBC 1996 drama 'Our Friends in the North' and appeared in 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' opposite Angelina Jolie in 2001. He was in Sam Mendes's 'Road to Perdition' in 2002 as well as 'Sylvia' in 2003, 'Layer Cake' in 2004 and 'Enduring Love' in 2004. He landed the role as James Bond in 2005 and became the first actor to portray the spy who was born after the series started. The decision to cast Craig was criticized by many particularly because he did not fit the 'tall, dark, handsome' idea of Bond. However, former Bond actors Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Sean Connery and Roger Moore welcomed the decision. His first Bond film, 'Casino Royale', grossed $594,239,066 worldwide on its release in 2006 - the highest grossing Bond flick to that date. 'Quantum of Solace' was released in 2008. During filming, Craig got the top of his finger sliced off in an accident. He has said that his favourite Bond actor was Sean Connery and his favourite film is 'From Russia with Love'. 'Skyfall' was released in 2012 and grossed $1.1 billion worldwide making it the 7th highest-grossing film of all time. It won a Golden Globe Award for its theme tune by Adele as well as a BAFTA for Best Original Music. Since being cast as Bond, his other film roles include playing Lord Asriel in 2007's 'The Golden Compass', 2008's 'Defiance', 2011's Hollywood re-make of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'Cowboys & Aliens'.

Personal Life: Craig married actress Fiona Loudon in 1992. They have one daughter called Ella but they divorced in 1994. He was then dating Heike Makatsch for seven years but split with her in 2001. He was then in a relationship with film producer Satsuki Mitchell between 2004 and 2010. Craig married actress Rachel Weisz who he worked with on 'Dream House' on 22 June 2011 in New York City. With just four guests in attendance, their marriage was one of the more secret wedding ceremonies of celebrity culture. He is a fan of Liverpool F.C.



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James Bond Would Have Survived Seven Minutes of 'Skyfall', Experts Say


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James Bond may have survived 23 films to date though in a new report, a panel of medical professionals concluded that he would have been dead after seven minutes of Skyfall. In Sam Mendes's movie, Daniel Craig is shot with a uranium shell normally used to destroy tanks.

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It "would have turned his lungs inside out and killed him," say the medics. And even if he had have somehow survived the uranium shell fragments "would greatly increase his cancer risk."

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Idris Elba Blames Daniel Craig For James Bond Rumours


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Most of us would be pretty happy if we were continually linked to playing James Bond, but Idris Elba has expressed frustration at the subject continually being brought up. He believes that, even if the chance at landing the coveted role existed, it has now been killed off by people talking about it so much.

Speaking at a question and answer session at the British Film Institute in London on Tuesday, the star of 'The Wire' and 'Luther' told the audience: “honestly, it’s a rumor that’s really starting to eat itself. If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”

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Idris Elba is sick of talking about the James Bond rumours, OK?

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A Week In Movies: Russell Crowe Hits Madrid, Julie Andrews Graces Los Angeles And M:I-5 Disrupts Streets In London, While New Trailers Arrive For Spectre, Southpaw And Mad Max


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The Water Diviner

As his new film The Water Diviner begins to roll out across Europe this weekend, actor and first-time director Russell Crowe was on-hand in Madrid this week for a red carpet premiere with glamorous costar Olga Kurylenko. The duo posed for selfies with the fans before screening the film, which arrives in America at the end of the month.

Photos - Madrid premiere of 'The Water Diviner'

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Daniel Craig Flown 3000 Miles From 'Spectre' Set To Undergo Knee Surgery


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Bond star Daniel Craig was reportedly flown 3,000 miles last from the set of Spectre last week, to undergone surgery for a knee injury suffered while filming. The action star is expected back on set of the latest 007 adventure on April 22nd, but his absence should not cause any further delays to filming.

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According to British newspaper The Mirror, Craig was flown from Mexico City to New York for the procedure last week. On Monday morning he was said to have been spotted with a weekend bag, apparently ­leaving for the clinic where he was due to have the surgery.

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James Bond Film Crew Went On "Drunken Rampage on Flight to Mexico


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Members of the crew working on the new James Bond movie Spectre triggered an international air alert after going on a drunken rampage during a flight to Mexico, according to the Mail on Sunday.

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Around 150 of the Spectre team, including stunt men, camera crew and other technical staff, boarded the Airbus A330 travelling from Stansted to Mexico City to shoot an opening scene at the annual Day of the Dead festival. 

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Picture - Daniel Craig as James Bond... Solden Tyrol Austria, Thursday 12th February 2015

Daniel Craig as James Bond - The image shows Craig in dark glasses on top of a mountain, during one of the movie's major action sequences. - Solden, Tyrol, Austria - Thursday 12th February 2015

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Daniel Craig - Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear film a scene for the new Bond movie Spectre in London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear
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