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Daniel Craig Biography

Daniel Wroughton Craig is a vibrant and dedicated British actor and producer in the Hollywood. He was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, the walled city in England. His mother, Carol Olivia, was an art teacher, while his father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig, was a merchant seaman then became the owner of the Ring o’ Bells and Boot Inn pubs. His parents got separated in 1972, and young artist was raised with his older sister, Lea, in Liverpool, by his mother. He attended Frodsham Primary School and  Hoylake Holy Trinity Primary School. His passion in acting was discovered while attending the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, with his mother, and he started acting in the school plays, from an early age. After finishing the secondary education, from Hilbre High School, Craig joined the Calday Grange Grammar School, and he graduated in 1991, after three years of study, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Daniel Craig Wedding

Daniel married to actress Fiona Loudon; they had a daughter, Ella, but they split up in 1994. He was romantically linked to other actresses like Heike Makatsch, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. He has dated a producer, Satsuki Mitchell, from 2005 to 2010. Then he was in a relationship with Co-star of Dream House (2011), Rachel Weisz, and they got married on auspicious 22 June, 2011.

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Daniel Craig Showbiz Career

Daniel began his acting career on the stage, in the National Youth Theatre, after school. He appeared in the prestigious play, Angels in America. Around this time, as a struggling actor, he also worked as a waiter in restaurants. Following his film debut, The Power of One (1992), he emerged in the Tv series like Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1992), Covington Cross (1992), Sharpe’s Eagle (1993), Zorro (1993), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993), Between the Lines (1993), Heartbeat (1993) and Screen Two (1993). After acting in the movie, Kid in King Arthur’s Court  (1995), his career received a substantial boost in the BBC award-winning series, Our Friends in the North (1996). He featured in TV, movies, Kiss and Tell (1996), and The Ice House (1997), and films, Obsession (1997), Elizabeth (1998) and Love is the Devil (1998). Subsequently, landing major roles in The Trench (1999) and Love and Rage (1999), Craig earned a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his depiction of a schizophrenic man in Some Voices (2000). He appeared in I Dreamed of Africa (2000) and Hotel Splendide (2000) and television films, such as Shockers: The Visitor (1999) and Sword of Honour (2001).

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Craig gained widespread recognition by co-starring in the box-office hit and the video game adaptation, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). The critically acclaimed movies, Road to Perdition (2002) and The Mother (2003) brought his first glimpse of superstardom. Following the performance in Sylvia (2003) and Enduring Love (2004), he starred as a leading man for the first time, played a sophisticated drug dealer in Layer Cake (2004). He next featured in The Jacket (2005), Fateless (2005), Archangel (2005), Munich (2005) and Infamous (2006). He became the sixth and current actor to portray the legendary spy, James Bond in the bond film series, like smash-hit, Casino Royale (2006), followed by another blockbuster, Quantum of Solace (2008) and box-office hit, Skyfall (2012). He continued to act in other film projects as well, including The Invasion (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), Flashbacks of a Fool (2008), Defiance (2008), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Dream House (2011) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Moreover, he provided his voice as James Bond in video games, 007: Quantum of Solace (2008), GoldenEye 007 (2010), James Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010), and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded (2011). He also let his voice in the black-and-white animated science fiction movie, Renaissance (2006) and the animated film, The Adventures of Tintin (2011). Craig along with his wife had performed in the successful Broadway play,  Betrayal (2013-2014).

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Daniel Craig News Stories

Daniel is appearing in his forthcoming project, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and he would reprise the role of James Bond in the next Bond franchises, Bond 24 (2015) and Bond 25.

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Daniel Craig Interview

The sensational blue-eyed personality, Daniel mentioned in an interview that before starring in the Bond film series, he had faced much criticism from people because his blond hair and relatively short stature at under six-feet tall, went against the author, Ian Fleming’s original vision of the character. But he won the heart of the people by giving an impressive performance. He added that his own favorite Bond film is ‘From Russia with Love,’ and his inspirational Bond actor is Sean Connery. He said: “That would be a pointless exercise for me if I try to do an impression of somebody else or improve on what the earlier bond actors did.”  He clarified that he did not have any problem with journalists, in fact, he believes that journalists are great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what is right. Craig cited his quote: If you get used to the rejection, do not take it personally, impress people and compete with them through your hidden talents.”

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