Daniel Craig

Actor
Though he enjoyed a deal of anonymity early in his career, actor Daniel Craig was launched to international stardom in 2005 when he was named as Pierce Brosnan's successor to play the role of James Bond. Following years ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1968 in Chester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (59)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Spectre 2015 (Movie)

James Bond (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

One Life 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Skyfall 2012 (Movie)

James Bond (Actor)

Cowboys & Aliens 2011 (Movie)

Jake Lonergan (Actor)

Dream House 2011 (Movie)

Will Atenton (Actor)

The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

Rackham/Sakharine (Voice)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Mikael Blomkvist (Actor)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

Tuvia Bielski (Actor)

Flashbacks of a Fool 2008 (Movie)

Adult Joe Scot (Actor)

Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

James Bond (Actor)

2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

Lord Asriel (Actor)

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

Ben Driscoll (Actor)

Casino Royale 2006 (Movie)

James Bond (Actor)

Fateless 2006 (Movie)

US Army Sergeant (Actor)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

Perry Smith (Actor)

Renaissance 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Barthelemy Karas (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 (Tv Show)

Guest

Layer Cake 2005 (Movie)

XXXX (Actor)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

Mackenzie (Actor)

Enduring Love 2004 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Mother 2004 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Sylvia 2003 (Movie)

Ted Hughes (Actor)

Road to Perdition 2002 (Movie)

Connor Rooney (Actor)

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello 2002 (Movie)

Cecil Thomas (Actor)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 (Movie)

Alex West (Actor)

Hotel Splendide 2000 (Movie)

Ronald Blanche (Actor)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Declan Fielding (Actor)

Some Voices 2000 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trench 2000 (Movie)

Sergeant Telford Winter (Actor)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

John Ballard (Actor)

Love Is the Devil 1998 (Movie)

George Dyer (Actor)

Love and Rage 1998 (Movie)

Daniel Lynchehaun (Actor)

Kiss and Tell 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Moll Flanders 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Obsession 1997 (Movie)

John MacHale (Actor)

Smoke Wrings 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Kid in King Arthur's Court 1995 (Movie)

Master Kane (Actor)

Covington Cross 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Power of One 1992 (Movie)

Sergeant Jaape Botha (Actor)

Archangel (TV Show)

Actor

Copenhagen (TV Show)

Actor

Genghis Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss and Tell (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ice House (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Spectre 2015 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Flashbacks of a Fool 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Though he enjoyed a deal of anonymity early in his career, actor Daniel Craig was launched to international stardom in 2005 when he was named as Pierce Brosnan's successor to play the role of James Bond. Following years of over-the-top action and reality stretching plotlines, Craig helped to bring the Bond franchise back to its grittier espionage roots with the critically hailed "Casino Royale" (2006). Prior to his portrayal of Bond, Craig appeared in films like "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001) and "Road to Perdition" (2002), before garnering attention as an unorthodox drug dealer in the British crime thriller "Layer Cake" (2004). From there, he earned more kudos for "Enduring Love" (2004) and struck fear as a single-minded Mossad assassin in "Munich" (2005). But it was "Casino Royale" that turned the rising star into an overnight sensation, though his later go-rounds as Bond - "Quantum of Solace" (2008), "Skyfall" (2012), and "Spectre" (2015) - were not always as well received. Meanwhile, Craig delivered strong performances outside the Bond universe in the World War II drama "Defiance" (2008) and the much-anticipated American adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011), while making celebrity news for his marriage to English actress Rachel Weisz in 2011. Regardless of the Bond role, Craig possessed the talent and presence that would have made him a star regardless.

Relationships

Max Blond

Step-Father

Tim Craig

Father
Divorced from Daniel's mother

Olivia Craig

Mother
Divorced from Daniel's father

Ella Craig

Daughter
Born c. 1992; mother, Fiona Loudon

Lea Craig

Sister
Older

Fiona Loudon

Wife
Married in 1992; mother of his daughter Ella Divorced in 1994

Heike Makatsch Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Obsession" in 1996 Split in January 2004

Saskia Mitchell

Companion
Produced his 2005 thriller "The Jacket" First spoke about their romance in a October 2006 Parade interview Rumored to have proposed in the summer of 2007 Split in early 2010

Kate Moss Actor

Companion
Met in March 2004 and dated for about four months

Rachel Weisz Actor

Wife
Began dating December 2010 Secretly married June 22, 2011 in New York, NY Co-starred in "Dream House" (2011)

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London, England

Milestones

2012

Returned as James Bond in Sam Mendes directed "Skyfall"

2011

Co-starred with Rachel Weisz in Jim Sheridan's "Dream House"

2011

Co-starred with Harrison Ford in the sci-fi Western "Cowboys & Aliens"

2011

Cast as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist opposite Rooney Mara's Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

2011

Lent his vocal talent in "The Adventures of Tintin," directed by Steven Spielberg

2009

Made his Broadway debut in "A Steady Rain" opposite Hugh Jackman

2008

Appeared in his second James Bond film, the Marc Forster directed "Quantum of Solace"

2008

Co-starred in Edward Zwick's World War II drama "Defiance"

2007

Played Lord Asriel, a ruthless and mysterious adventurer in "The Golden Compass," a film adaptation of the first part of <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy

2007

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman in "The Invasion," a film based on the 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

2007

Signed a $60 million deal to star in the next four James Bond films

2006

Cast as British secret service agent James Bond in "Casino Royale," the 21st Bond film directed by Martin Campbell

2006

Portrayed killer Perry Smith in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Supporting Male

2005

Featured in the thriller "The Jacket" with Adrien Brody

2005

Cast in Steven Spielberg's drama "Munich," based on the tragic aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics

2005

Starred in the British gangster hit "Layer Cake," based on JJ Connelly's London crime novel and directed by Matthew Vaughn

2004

Starred opposite Samantha Morton and Rhys Ifans in "Enduring Love"

2004

Cast in the drama "The Mother"

2003

Portrayed poet Ted Hughes in "Sylvia," a biopic of Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow)

2002

Appeared in "Road to Perdition," directed by Sam Mendes

2001

Cast in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," the screen adaptation of the notorious computer game starring Angelina Jolie

2000

Co-starred with Kim Basinger in "I Dreamed Of Africa"

1999

Featured in the World War I drama "The Trench"

1998

Had a small but impressive role in "Elizabeth" where he played a monk

1998

Co-starred as the painter's lover in "Love Is the Devil," a biopic of Francis Bacon

1996

Gained recognition with the hit TV series "Our Friends in the North"

1992

Made feature film debut in "The Power of One"

Moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theater

Bonus Trivia

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A group of Bond fans launched a web site www.craignotbond.com to protest the hiring of Craig and boycott the movie. In response to the protests, Roger Moore was quoted as saying, "He's a helluva good actor," noting that critics haven't even seen Craig in the role yet. "So why attack him?"

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In "The Golden Compass" (2007), Craig starred as Lord Asriel, which was previously played by Timothy Dalton in a London theater production. Craig and Dalton have also shared the role of James Bond.

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