Daniel Craig

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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'.

Daniel Craig: 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.

Daniel Craig: 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'.

Daniel Craig: 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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keiko

For me Daniel Craig is the most believable,realistic bond since connery.I wonder why some people cticize his looks.I think He is also one of the sexiest,just perfect for the role...I congratulate those peole who had voted for him to be on the role...You got it this time...More bonds to come to Craig..

7 years 9 months ago
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gloworm

I truly enjoyed watching Daniel Craig in Casino Royale-I it is truly a movie that I will watch again.I think he is most like Sean Connery-It was refreshing to see a more emotional side of 007-I can't wait to see the next installment-It would really be awesome if Veesper had survived-and to see how James would react-

5 years 2 months ago
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The Game

Daniel Craig is one of the best actors if not the best actor in britain and all of u doubters to him playing bond make me sick, and yet i bet u still go and watch casino Royale when its released and then maybe you'll see wht a gr8 bond he can be, times are changing and daniels the future so put up or shut up... Game Over

8 years 3 months ago
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Ankharaat

I'd certainly like to be in the gay scene with daniel Craig if the bosses would let him have one!

7 years 9 months ago
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safarijo

I have just watched Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, what a fantastic movie. I loved Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan as Bond and had serious doubts for Craig, however he more than excelled and I think I'm in love.

7 years 9 months ago
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Diann Ragunan

congratulations to daniel@rachel. daniel craig in casino royale was very sexy than ever in the movie when i fell in love with him in it.

3 years 1 month ago
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Beagleman

Daniel Craig may be a good actor but it seems he doesn't look like the suave, Bond we are used to seeing. Of course he may look more like it in makeup. I'm disapointed that Timothy Dalto didn't go further, but Brosnan did a fine job too. We shall see. I've been a Bond fan since childhood when I had the whole book series.

8 years 10 months ago
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Diann Ragunan

daniel you are the best bond ever, keep going.

3 years 1 month ago
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Diann Ragunan

daniel you are the best bond ever, keep going .

3 years 1 month ago
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