A native of Chester, England, Daniel Craig moved to London at the age of 16 to train at the National Youth Theatre. The classically schooled actor graduated from the esteemed Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made his film debut in the little-known Australian/American coproduction The Power of One, which also featured Morgan Freeman.
A series of made-for-TV films made Daniel Craig a recognizable face in the UK, but it was the 1996 mini-series, Our Friends to the North, which elevated Daniel Craig’s status. The nine-parter followed the fortunes of four friends, and Daniel Craig, playing one such friend, shone in the prominent role. Two years later he was cast in a small role in Elizabeth and played Francis Bacon’s lover in the British film, Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon.
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From 2000 onward, Daniel Craig was a more frequent fixture in Hollywood, appearing in 2001′s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition in 2002 and, most notably, Sylvia in 2003.
In 2005, Daniel Craig starred opposite Adrien Brody in The Jacket and then hit the set of Steven Spielberg’s project Munich. The following year, Daniel Craig lent his voice to Renaissance, along with Romola Garai.
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In true Daniel Craig fashion, his next film project was studded with beautiful ladies — he appeared in Infamous alongside Sigourney Weaver, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Isabella Rossellini.
In 2006, Daniel Craig earned the role of an actor’s lifetime — playing James Bond in Casino Royale. He signed on for three Bond movies and the first of the series was a hit.
In 2007, Daniel Craig and costar Nicole Kidman worked on the sci-fi thriller The Invasion together. He also tried his hand at acting in a family movie and had a role in The Golden Compass, again with Nicole Kidman.
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Daniel Craig was busy in 2008 with the release of Flashbacks of a Fool, Defiance and his second Bond flick, Quantum of Solace. After showing he can take on Nazis as well villains, Craig moved on to alien’s along side Harrison Ford in the graphic novel adaptation Cowboys & Aliens. In 2011, Daniel Craig dropped the violence but kept the cool in the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tatto, where he played investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist.
Daniel Craig Continues To Be Bond, James Bond
Prior to the release of Skyfall, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. No, Craig signed on for another five future Bond appearances. Once these future classics are produced, Daniel Craig will have become the longest running actor to portray the world’s most favorite secret agent.