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.
James Bond should be dead.
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.
Daniel Craig is playing James Bond in Spectre
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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The 'Luther' actor, speaking at a premiere in London, believes that the rumour now holds no credibility because people have talked it to death.
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.”
Idris Elba is sick of talking about the James Bond rumours, OK?
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Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner premieres in Spain, while Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunite on a special Sound of Music red carpet. Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 5 continues to film in London, and there are first looks at the new Bond movie and Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing physique, plus more Mad Max madness...
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.
Craig has undergone what’s been described as ‘minor surgery’ after suffering an injury on the ‘Spectre’ set.
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.
Daniel Craig in Spectre
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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The behavior of the Spectre crew is currently under investigation.
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.
Daniel Craig stars in Sam Mendes' second Bond movie, Spectre
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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Picking up after the climactic battle at his childhood home of Skyfall Lodge and the villainous attacks on MI6 headquarters, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is ready to face his greatest adversary. With MI6 discovering that he has a secret from his childhood, he is sent to on a mission to track down an old friend, now a high-ranking official in the villainous organisation. Suspecting the involvement of Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a prominent member of the once-powerful Quantum, Bond soon discovers that he is about to go head-to-head with a more powerful, more dangerous group: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), and its illusive and mysterious leader (Christoph Waltz).
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The 'Spectre' teaser trailer promises more about James Bond's secretive past will be revealed.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre has been released and the film promises to deal more with Bond's past. From what we can glean from the teaser trailer, Spectre is set in the weeks following Bond's fight with cyber terrorist Raoul Silva at Skyfall and M's subsequent death. MI6 headquarters are still in ruins following Silva's attack and an investigation into what happened at Bond's family home of Skyfall is underway. Bond is seemingly drawn into a web of lies and deceit which centre on a secret intelligence agency, known as Spectre.
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre.
According to a leaked email, the Mexican government is counting on ‘Spectre’ to show the best Mexico has to offer.
James Bond’s next adventure Spectre could be on course to be one of the most expensive movies ever made with a reported budget of around $350 million. But according to reports based on more leaked emails from Sony, $20 million of Spectre’s hefty budget could be coming straight from the Mexican government, if the film's producers agree to a few demands.
Daniel Craig as Bond in Spectre
According to taxanalysts.com Spectre’s producers have received $20m from the Mexican government, after agreeing to a series of stipulations designed to portray the country in a positive light.
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Last night Britain was covered in red noses as the annual fundraising event celebrated its 30th birthday raising over £78m by the end of the live show.
Emma Watson, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and One Direction were among the stars doing something funny for money last night, as 'Red Nose Day' took over the BBC to raise money for Comic Relief. The charity, which is now in its 30th year reached its goal of taking its overall total over the billion pound mark on Friday, after raising £78m by the end of the live broadcast.
Emma Watson made a surprise appearance during Red Nose Day
Kicking off the proceedings, Rowan Atkinson returned as Mr Bean in his first full new sketch in eight years as the character attended a funeral in a small village church. Of course things never go smoothly for the tweed wearing silent star and by the time he already disrupted the service (to the point of knocking over the coffin) Bean realised he was in fact at the wrong funeral.
'Spectre' has just added another Bond girl...
Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has been cast as the final Bond girl in 007's next adventure Spectre the film's offical twitter has confirmed. Sigman joins Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux who have already been cast alongside Daniel Craig as Bond in the upcoming much hyped spy adventure.
Stephanie Sigman has been cast in Spectre
"We are pleased to announce that @SigmanStephanie has joined the cast of #Spectre as Estrella," the official James Bond twitter announced on Monday. Other than her name, details of Sigman's role are being kept tightly under wraps, with her character simply being described as a 'mysterious woman'.
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The 24th Bond film is currently filming in the Italian capital, and the degree of litter and graffiti has inspired a clean-up of the city's streets.
Italian environmental campaigners have thanked James Bond for forcing Rome’s city officials to clean up its streets in preparation for shooting scenes for the upcoming movie Spectre.
Production crews have been in the Italian capital working on the 24th instalment of the Bond franchise since the middle of February. On arrival, however, there were rumours that the shoot was in jeopardy because of the dirty conditions at the planned filming locations.
James Bond and M waxworks at Madame Tussauds
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Daniel Craig is in all-action mode in the first look clip from 'Spectre'.
The first footage from Spectre, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Bond movie Skyfall, has premiered online. Shot in Solden, Austria, the-behind-the-scenes featurette shows the crew filming the "jewel in the crown" action scene that appears to culminate with Daniel Craig dressed in black firing shots at a burning vehicle on a snowy mountaintop.
Daniel Craig in the first official set photo from Spectre
The video also reveals a large glass building that some fans have speculated could be the base for Spectre.
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Lea Seydoux was forced to miss the premiere of 'Diary of a Chambermaid' after "mishaps" on the set of the upcoming James Bond film, 'Spectre', caused the filming schedule to be changed.
Lea Seydoux missed the Berlin premiere of Diary of a Chambermaid in which she stars after "mishaps" on the set of the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre. Seydoux was due to appear at the premiere on Saturday 7th January but the film's director, Benoit Jacquot, confirmed the 29-year-old actress was unable to attend. Seydoux stars opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond film, due to be released later this year. Unfortunately things do not appear to be running entirely smoothly as the filming schedule has been altered, causing Seydoux to miss the Berlin Film Festival event.
Lea Seydoux was forced to miss the Berlin premiere of Diary of a Chambermaid.
Filming halted on 'Spectre' because Daniel Craig has suffered an injury.
Shooting on the James Bond movie Spectre, the follow-up to Skyfall, has halted after Daniel Craig was injured during a fight scene. The 46-year-old is believed to have injured his knee as a punch-up was filmed at Pinewood Studios.
Daniel Craig shooting scenes for Spectre in London
According to The Sun, extras on the scene were sent home as filming came to an premature halt.
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