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Daniel Craig's Biography

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Who is Daniel Craig?

Daniel Craig was born in Chester, England on 2 March, 1968.

In 2005, Daniel Craig was selected to replace Pierce Brosnan in the coveted role of James Bond.

His first performance as James Bond, in Casino Royale, received good reviews from the critics in November 2006.

Daniel Craig first achieved prominence in the BBC2 drama series Our Friends In The North set in Newcastle. The series might go down as being highly influential with Daniel Craig going on to play one great British icon, James Bond and co-star Christopher Eccleston going on to play another, Doctor Who.

Even as a youngster Daniel Craig showed great promise as an actor. Wales Online reported how impressed Brenda Davies was whilst working at Hilbre High School when Daniel Craig walked into a casting session for Oliver back in 1981.

Daniel graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the early 1990s.

Daniel Craig's roles have included being the son of a hitman in Road to Perdition and Ted Hughes in Sylvia. His other credits include Spielberg's Vengeance and the BBC's dramatisation of Archangel based on the Robert Harris book.

In 2007, Daniel Craig starred as Lord Asriel in The Golden Compass. Lord Asriel is the uncle of Lyra played by Dakota Blue Richards.

In October 2008, the BBC reported that Daniel Craig needed plastic surgery after an accident on the set of the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

In January 2009, Daniel Craig starred in the film Defiance. Also in January 2009, it was announced that Daniel Craig had been cast as Red Rackham in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg.

In June 2011, it was revealed that Daniel Craig had married Rachel Weisz in a private ceremony. At the time Daniel Craig had a daughter, Ella, from his prior marriage to Fiona Loudon.

In July 2012, Daniel Craig appeared alongside The Queen in a James Bond spoof as part of the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games.

Also in 2012, he starred as Bond again in the film Skyfall. In 2015, he appeared once again as James Bond - this time in Spectre.

In 2016 he was cast as Iago in Othello, directed by Sam Gold, at New York Theater Workshop.

In 2017, Daniel Craig confirmed that he would be appearing again as James Bond. He had played 4 times previously.

The film was finally released in September 2021, after delays due to Covid. Craig's fifth and final film as James Bond was No Time To Die.

Around the same time he became the 2704th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2022, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy - for his work on Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

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