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.
Norton, a star of British TV dramas 'Happy Valley' and 'Grantchester', has emerged as the overwhelming favourite to replace Daniel Craig as 007.
‘War & Peace’ star James Norton has rapidly emerged as the red-hot favourite to land the vacant spot as the next James Bond, with the actor overtaking Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner in many bookies’ eyes.
The 30 year old actor is now considered as the overwhelming favourite to land the coveted licence to kill now that Daniel Craig has quit the role after four movies. ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner had recently risen to the top of many bookies’ lists, but the BBC announced on Wednesday (July 6th) that he was on board for a third series of the historical drama, effectively removing him from the running.
In the wake of this, many bookies reported an “unprecedented” number of bets being placed on Norton landing the part, to the extent that many suspended betting altogether.
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All Craig wanted to do was wear his new favourite gloves as Bond, but they ended up causing a continuity error that nearly cost the film millions.
Daniel Craig’s love for a new pair of gloves allegedly nearly cost Bond producers millions during the editing of Skyfall, as they presented a major continuity error. Film critic Charlie Lyne has shared a story he heard from a man who worked on Skyfall, who recalled one of the film’s most important fight scenes nearly being ruined, all because of a pair of gloves.
Did Daniel Craig’s special gloves nearly ruin Skyfall?
According to Lyne's story, which was shared through two videos on Twitter, Daniel Craig and director, Sam Mendes, were both completely miserable during the production of Skyfall, as they “were buried under the weight of the studio and the expectations” of how much the film should make.
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Caterina Murino thinks there was too much pressure on Craig to be the perfect Bond.
Former Bond Girl Caterina Murino has revealed why she thinks Daniel Craig won’t be returning as 007. Speaking to The Sunday People Murino, who starred with Craig in his first Bond movie Casino Royale, says that she believes the pressure of being 007 was just too much for the ‘perfectionist’ actor.
Daniel Craig is expected not to return as 007.
“It’s hugely stressful being Bond. There’s a lot of money involved, so that also brought more tension – and a lot of that tension was on Daniel,” Murino said. “It’s not easy to go back time and time again. It can be tiring to keep trying to find new things in the same role.
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‘The Night Manager’ actor is one of the favourites to take over from Daniel Craig.
Tom Hiddleston has tried to distance himself again from talk of him becoming the next James Bond, despite being one of the favourites to take the role. While ‘Poldark’s’ Aidan Turner took over as the bookie’s favourite over the weekend, Hiddleston has also had his fair share of money placed on his name, even though he has continually denied all rumours.
Tom Hiddleston has distanced himself from Bond rumours.
Appearing at the Wizard World event in Philadelphia over the weekend, Hiddleston was asked by a fan in the audience about the Bond rumours. “I’m sorry to disappoint you, everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming,” he said.
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The ‘Poldark’ star has overtaken Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba as the bookie’s favourite to take the role.
‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner has become the bookie’s new hot favourite to take over the role of James Bond after a big weekend of betting. With big money coming in on Turner, bookies are predicting that the new 007 will be announced soon, even though Daniel Craig hasn't confirmed he’s stepping down from the role.
Aidan Turner is tipped to be the next Bond.
Bookies Ladbrokes have reported that Turner is now the 1-2 favourite to be cast, taking over Tom Hiddleston who now has 2-1 odds, followed by Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Henry Cavill and Damian Lewis.
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The current 007 has hung up his tuxedo
Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down a whopping £68million to appear as James Bond in the next two films of the continuing franchise. The 48-year-old actor has donned the 007 tuxedo in four films but has not been silent in his desire to step down from the coveted role.
Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down £68 million to carry on as Bond
The Sun has reported that the extreme financial offr is made up of profit shares, endorsements and a role as co-producer.
Hiddleston is said to be the hot favourite to take over the 007 role from Daniel Craig.
A bookmakers has suspended betting on who will be the next James Bond, after an influx of bets on ‘ The Night Manager’ star Tom Hiddleston between Friday and Saturday made him the 2-1 favourite. A particularly large bet was also then placed on Hiddleston, which saw his odds plummet to 1-2.
Is Tom Hiddleston the next James Bond?
Nicola McGeady, a spokesperson for Coral, who suspended betting on Hiddleston said: "There is no smoke without fire, and following the big gamble on Tom Hiddleston in the last 24 hours, we've had no choice but to pull the plug on the market.”
Hiddleston is one of the favourites to take over the 007 role from Daniel Craig.
Tom Hiddleston has said he’s sick of hearing rumours that he’s about to become the next James Bond, admitting that he just wants the speculation to stop. The star of BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’ is one of the bookies favourites to take over the role from Daniel Craig, who is expected not to return for another Bond movie.
Tom Hiddleston is tired of hearing James Bond rumours.
Speaking to Reuters Hiddleston said: “People have very strong opinions about Bond and why shouldn't they? But it's difficult to talk about because it's a completely unreal conversation in a way. I haven't spoken to anyone who makes those films.”
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With Daniel Craig widely believed to be quitting the role of 007 after 'Spectre', Cavill's name has been cited as a replacement.
He might currently be setting box offices alight with his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the world’s greatest superhero, but Henry Cavill has revealed he’d “love” the opportunity to play the world’s greatest spy.
With Daniel Craig reportedly finished for good with his role as James Bond, the 32 year old actor has been rumoured as in the running to be the next 007. He was asked about the whispers during filming for this week’s ‘Graham Norton Show’, and whether he’d like to take up the role as the suave British spy.
Henry Cavill at the London premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
Continue reading: Henry Cavill Would "Love" To Be The Next James Bond
Rumour has it the ‘Poldark’ star has been having talks in LA to take on the role of 007.
There’s a new name to add to the list of potential replacements for Daniel Craig as James Bond. Step forward 'Poldark' star Aidan Turner, who has made quite the impression on BBC viewers in recent months and is now said to be in the running to play 007.
Will Aidan Turner be the next Bond?
According to The Sun Aidan flew to LA last week after filming on the second series of ‘Poldark’ wrapped. While in LA, Turner reportedly held talks with producers about taking over the role from Daniel Craig.
Continue reading: Is Aidan Turner The Next James Bond?
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig , Monica Bellucci - World Premiere of 'Spectre' attended by HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge, HRH Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry in aid of the CTBF and held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015
Date of birth
2nd March, 1968
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