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Daniel Craig

Actor Date of birth 2nd March 1968
Place of birth Chester, Cheshire, England
Year of debut 1992
First feature film The Power Of One

Awards

  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
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Biography

Daniel Craig was raised by his mother in Liverpool. As a child, he performed in school plays. By sixteen, he had joined the National Youth Theatre troupe. He travelled with them to Valencia and Moscow, performing on stage. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991. He shot to fame playing supporting roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 and Road To Perdition in 2002. He gained worldwide recognition in 2005 when he became the sixth actor to play James Bond.

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Daniel Craig's films

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Packshot for the film The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2010

Animated. Directed by Steven Spielberg. A young reporter (Jamie Bell) searches for a stash of lost treasure. Moderate violence.

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Packshot for the film Layer Cake
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2004

A drug dealer (Daniel Craig) has his plans to take an early retirement scuppered. Contains strong language, drug use and violence.

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Packshot for the film Defiance
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
131 Mins
Released
2008

Three Jewish brothers fight the Nazis during WWII. Stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell. Strong language and violence

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Did you know?

  • Daniel Craig initially turned down the role of James Bond. However, when he saw the script for Casino Royale, he signed up.
  • He suffered three separate injuries while making Quantum Of Solace. He required four stitches in his face, six surgical screws in his shoulder and he lost the tip of his finger when it was sliced off.
  • One of his favourite Bonds is Sir Roger Moore. Live And Let Die was the first movie he saw in the cinema.
  • He had to kiss Rhys Ifans for his role in The Mother. He found the kiss bizarre because Rhys was wearing cracked plastic teeth for his role.
  • In preparation for his Bond role in Quantum Of Solace, he was trained by a Royal Marine.

Awards

  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2006 Actor in a Leading Role - Casino Royale