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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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Naomie Harris Says There's A "Good Chance" Daniel Craig Will Return As Bond


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Newly appointed Order of the British Empire, Naomie Harris has revealed she thinks Daniel Craig could be back as Bond for the next 007 instalment. The Oscar-nominated actress said she thinks there’s a "very good chance" the second-longest serving Bond will return after speculation last year that he may quit.

Naomie HarrisNaomie Harris was made an OBE for her services to drama

The star, who plays Miss Moneypenny in Craig’s current revamp, was speaking after being awarded an OBE for her services to drama by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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James Bond Movie Makers Want Daniel Craig To Return As 007


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Speculation about the identity of the next James Bond actor has been raging for what seems like forever, but one of the executive producers of the movies has hinted that they very much want Daniel Craig to remain in the role.

“I know they’re hoping for him to come back,” executive producer Callum McDougall told BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme on Friday (September 30th). He has worked on nine James Bond movies, including the four that Daniel Craig has starred in – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

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The Story Of How Daniel Craig's Favourite Gloves Nearly Ruined 'Skyfall'


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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.

Daniel Craig in SkyfallDid 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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Is Aidan Turner The Next James Bond?


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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.

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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.

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Daniel Craig's Friend Mark Strong Seems To Confirm He's Done With Bond


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Daniel Craig’s future as James Bond has been uncertain even before the release of Spectre in December, but it seems the actor really is done as 007. According to his friend and co-star in 90’s tv series 'Our Friends In The North', Mark Strong, Craig feels he’s done what he wants to with Bond and will not be returning for another movie.

Mark StrongMark Strong says Daniel Craig is done with Bond.

Speaking to ShortList about his upcoming comedy Grimsby, Strong who has starred in spy comedy Kingsman, was asked if he’d be up for playing a Bond villain. “Do you know what, I’d have loved to have played the villain in a Bond movie while Daniel was doing it because he’s a pal and that would have been great,” Strong answered.

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Pierce Brosnan Wasn't Very Impressed By 'Spectre'


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Although it came out to an initial flurry of five-star reviews, the latest James Bond flick Spectre has experienced something of a critical backlash in the last fortnight or so. Former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan has become the latest to add his voice to those complaints, describing the movie as “too long”.

Giving an interview to entertainment website HitFix, 62 year old Brosnan admitted that he felt slightly let down by the 24th Bond movie. “I was looking forward to it enormously,” he said. “I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak — it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did.”

The actor, who portrayed the iconic British spy in four movies between 1995 and 2002, argued that it wasn’t distinctive enough and felt rather too much like the Bourne franchise.

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'Spectre' Smashes UK Opening Week Box Office Records With Ease


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'Spectre' breaks box office records with over £40 million ($60 million) in takings from its first week - and that's just in the UK! With numbers like that, it's particularly hard to believe Daniel Craig is considering leaving the franchise of his own accord.

James Bond - Spectre'Spectre' is predictably a record breaker

Unsurprisingly, the hotly anticipated new James Bond film has spectacularly surpassed the success of predecessor 'Skyfall' on its opening day, taking in a record-breaking £6.3 million to 'Skyfall''s £6.2 million ($9.6 million). But now it's broken the record for the highest takings at the UK box office in the first week, beating Alfonso Cuarón's 2004 film 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.

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Spectre Wore Daniel Craig Out


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As the release of the 24th James Bond movie Spectre approached, Daniel Craig was quoted as saying he'd happily do several more 007 films, then saying he'd rather cut himself with broken glass, then finally relenting and noting that he'll make up his mind later. 

Daniel Craig in SpectreDaniel Craig hasn't decided if he wants to continue with James Bond

Yes, the 47-year-old actor is notorious for honestly expressing his thoughts, which keeps the press on its toes. And you can hardly blame him for wavering. "This has been two years in the making, so realistically speaking, I went from Skyfall onto this. There wasn't a gap for me," Craig says, noting that Spectre's scale made it even more epic to make. "We didn't have a choice, we had to be bigger and better. With Skyfall, we set something in motion, and we wanted to go a bit further with it and experiment a bit more. But it's a Bond movie. You've got to make it look as beautiful and as glamorous as possible."

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Sam Mendes On Why He Agreed To Return To Direct 'Spectre'


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With Spectre set to pull in a vast amount of revenue, possibly record-setting, at the UK box office this weekend, director Sam Mendes has spoken about what motivated him to return to direct another James Bond movie.

In the aftermath of the colossal success of Skyfall in 2012, the celebrated director initially said that he wouldn’t helm the follow-up. However, the 50 year old told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview for their October 30th issue that it took a bit of distance and perspective for him to come around to the idea, despite strong overtures from the Broccoli family.

Sam MendesSam Mendes spoke about why he returned to direct 'Spectre'

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Stars And Royals Turn Out For The World Premiere Of 'Spectre' In London [Photos]


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The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.

Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica BellucciLea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere

The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.

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Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear - Filming for James Bond 'Spectre' takes place near Admiralty Arch in London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 31st May 2015

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Daniel Craig - Daniel Craig on the set of 'Spectre,' the upcoming James Bond film currently filming in Whitehall - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 30th May 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 - Stars of the new 007 movie 'Spectre' Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) were snapped as they filmed scenes for the movie which is set for a 2015 release in London, United Kingdom - Monday 15th December 2014

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig - Opening night of 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' New York City New York United States Thursday 17th January 2013

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Daniel Craig

Date of birth

2nd March, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


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