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Daniel Craig

Full / Real Name: Daniel Wroughton Craig
Born: 02 March 1968 (53 years old)
Gender: Male

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Daniel Craig is an English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series.

Craig was born at 41 Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, England. His father Tim Craig, was a merchant seaman turned steel erector, then became landlord of 'Ring O' Bells' pub in Frodsham, Cheshire.

His mother, Carol Olivia Craig, was an art teacher. His parents split up in 1972, and  Daniel was raised with his older sister, Lea, in Liverpool, by his mother. His interest in acting was encouraged by visits to the Liverpool Everyman Theatre arranged by his mother.

He left high school at 16 to audition at the National Youth Theatre's (NYT) troupe on their tour in Manchester in 1984. He was accepted and moved down to London.

There his mother and father watched his stage debut as Agamemnon in Shakespeare's Troilus And Cressida.

As a struggling actor with the NYT, he was toiling in restaurant kitchens and as a waiter. Craig performed with NYT on tours to Valencia, Spain, and to Moscow, Russia, under the leadership of director Edward Wilson. He failed at repeated auditions at the Guildhall, but eventually his persistence paid off, and in 1988, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican.

There he studied alongside Ewan McGregor and Alistair McGowan, then later Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes, among others. He graduated in 1991, after a three-year course under the tutelage of Colin McCormack, the actor from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

From 1992-1994 he was married to Scottish actress Fiona Loudon, their daughter, named Ella, was born in 1992.

Craig's film career began with The Power of One (1992) and continued in TV movies, notably the BBC2 serial Our Friends in the North (1996).

He shot to international fame after playing supporting roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Road to Perdition (2002).

He was nominated for his performances in the leading role in Layer Cake (2004), and received other awards and nominations.

Craig was named as the sixth actor to portray James Bond in October of 2005, weeks after he finished his work in Munich (2005), where he co-starred with Eric Bana under the directorship of Steven Spielberg.


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