Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England) is an English actor.
Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in theatres worldwide in November 2006. Craig is an alumnus of the National Youth Theatre and graduated from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991 beginning his career on stage.
His film debut was in the drama The Power of One (1992). Other early appearances were in the biographical film Elizabeth (1998), opposite Cate Blanchett; and the Disney family film A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) as well as in the historical war drama television series Sharpe's Eagle (1993), alongside Sean Bean and the action-adventure drama series Zorro. Craig's appearances in the British made-for-TV film Love Is the Devil (1998), the indie war film The Trench (1999) and the drama Some Voices (2000), in which he played a man with schizophrenia, attracted the film industry's attention.
This led to roles in bigger productions such as the action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), opposite Angelina Jolie; the crime thriller Road to Perdition (2002), alongside stars Tom Hanks and Paul Newman; the crime thriller Layer Cake (2002) and the Steven Spielberg-directed historical drama and political thriller Munich (2005).
Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of James Bond 007 in the official series, taking over from Pierce Brosnan. Though he was initially greeted with scepticism, his debut in Casino Royale (2006) was highly acclaimed and earned him a BAFTA award nomination, with the film becoming the highest-grossing in the series at the time. Quantum of Solace followed two years later.
Craig's third Bond film, Skyfall, premiered in 2012 and is now the highest-grossing film in the series, as well as the ninth highest-grossing film of all time. Craig's fourth Bond film, Spectre, will premiere in 2015.
In 2006, Craig joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since taking the role of Bond, he has continued to appear in other films, most recently starring in the English language adaptation of the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Craig made a guest appearance as Bond in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, alongside Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1992, Craig married actress Fiona Loudon, with whom he had a daughter, Ella. The marriage ended in divorce in 1994. He is a longtime friend of actor Mark Strong and is the godfather of Strong's eldest son. After his divorce, he was in a seven-year relationship with German actress Heike Makatsch, ending in 2001.
He subsequently dated film producer Satsuki Mitchell from 2005 until 2010. Craig and actress Rachel Weisz had been friends for many years, and worked together on the movie Dream House. They began dating in December 2010 and married on 22 June 2011, in a private New York City ceremony, with just four guests in attendance, including Craig's 18-year-old daughter, Ella, and Weisz's 5-year-old son, Henry.
In October 2008, Craig paid £4 million for an apartment in a converted old house in Primrose Hill near Regent's Park, London. He also has a house in Sunninghill outside Ascot. He is a Liverpool FC supporter, as well as an avid rugby fan and former player, having travelled to Australia in 2013 to watch the British & Irish Lions tour, as well as maintains a good friendship with Irish international fly-half Jonathan Sexton.
In 2013, he took delivery of an Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster for his 45th birthday. It is not known if it was a gift to himself, a gift from his wife, or a gift from Aston Martin; in 2008 the company offered him any car of his choice. Daniel Craig made a unique place for himself in the history of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising 8 December 2009, when it was announced that they had raised $1,549,953 in the 21st annual Gypsy of the Year competition, from six weeks of curtain appeals at their hit Broadway drama, A Steady Rain.
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