March 2, 1968
Place of Birth:
Daniel Craig was born in Chester, Cheshire, England and grew up in Liverpool.
He has enjoyed a prolific film career, but is probably best known for playing the character of James Bond in several spy films. Early Life: Daniel Wroughton Craig was born in Chester, England, on March 2, 1968.
His Full Name is…:
Daniel Wroughton Craig
Daniel Craig is an English actor who has a net worth of $170 million.
Role That Got Him Noticed Outside of England:
Being named as the sixth actor to take on the iconic role of the supersuave superspy James Bond in Casino Royale catapulted Daniel Craig onto Hollywood’s A-list. Released in 2006, Casino Royale was the highest grossing film of the Bond franchise (as of October 2008).
A Little History:
At the age of 17 Craig attended the National Youth Theatre in London, continuing on to the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Craig graduated in 1991 and made his film debut in The Power of One in 1992.
Notable Movie Credits:
A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995), Love is the Devil (1998), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Some Voices (2000), Hotel Splendide (2000), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), The Mother (2003), Sylvia (2003), Enduring Love (2004), Layer Cake (2004), The Jacket (2005), Munich (2005), Infamous (2006), Casino Royale (2006), The Invasion (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), Defiance (2008), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Dream House (2011), Cowboys and Aliens (2011), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Skyfall (2012).
On the Stage:
Craig’s an accomplished stage actor whose credits include lead roles in Hurlyburly at the Old Vic, Angels in America at the National Theatre, and A Number opposite Michael Gambon.
Interesting Bit of Trivia:
Daniel Craig is the first blonde to play the part of Bond, James Bond, and the first Bond to be born after the Bond series began.
Daniel Craig’s answer to being asked in my exclusive interview in 2005 if he ever wants to transition into directing:
“No! I’d rather stick needles in my eye.”
On what he looks for in a role:
“I’m looking for something that changes. I mean, as far as I’m concerned every piece of art or whatever you do should have some sort of political import. By politic I mean the wider meaning of politics. Something that has something to say and hopeful engages a little debate when you walk out of the cinema.
On why it’s important to continue to do independent films in addition to big feature films like the Bond movies:
“I mean, for me it’s crucially important. It’s kind of like it’s where you get… Independent movies are what shore up the film industry. It’s where people get their experience as well. It’s what I’ve done; it’s what I’ve been doing for all of my career. It’s where I learned my trade.”