Daniel Craig is an English actor best known for his role as James Bond. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968 in Chester, England, to Carol Olivia and Timothy John Wroughton Craig. Daniel Craig began acting in school plays in elementary school and attended the Everyman Theater where he learned serious acting. When he was 16, Daniel was inducted into the National Youth Theater and moved to London. He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 1991. His first role on screen was in the 1992 film The Power of One.
Daniel Craig has been playing James Bond since 2006, meaning his streak from Casino Royale to No Time to Die is a record-breaking 15 years making him the longest-running actor to portray the character.
Daniel Craig played rugby for Hoylake RFC.
His wedding To Rachel Weisz had only 4 guests. Those guests were two friends, Weisz’s 5-year-old son Henry (her son with Darren Aronofsky) and Craig’s teenage daughter Ella (who he had back in the early ’90s with actress Fiona Loudon).
While attending the National Youth Theatre Daniel Craig worked in restaurants in London to finance his studies.
Daniel Craig is the godfather to Mark Strong’s son.
Early appearances on screen included roles in Elizabeth, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court.
Daniel Craig is the first James Bond under 6 Feet in height. He stands at a very average 5-foot-10-inches.
Early television appearances included Sharpe’s Eagle and Zorro.
Daniel Craig was 38 years old when Casino Royale premiered in November 2006, whereas George Lazenby was just 30 when On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was released in December 1969.
Daniel Craig was cast as James Bond 007 in 2005. He took over the role following Pierce Brosnan and is the sixth actor to play the part. The movie Casino Royale was released in 2006.
Daniel Craig is the first Bond actor to be born after the series began. He was born on March 2, 1968, the Bond franchise officially began in 1962 with “Dr. No”.
Some did not feel Daniel Craig was the ideal person for the role of James Bond but his performance earned him a BAFTA nomination.
While attending Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the late ’80s, Daniel Craig studied alongside the likes of Damian Lewis, Ewan McGregor, and Joseph Fiennes.
Casino Royale was the highest grossing film in the James Bond series when it was released.
He once worked as a waiter.
Daniel Craig played James Bond again in the movies Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
He admitted his co-star Nicole Kidman ‘turns him on’.
Daniel Craig was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2006.
Daniel Craig had a publicized affair with Kate Moss.
Daniel Craig married an actress named Fiona Loudon in 1992. They had a daughter Ella together before divorcing in 1994.
Daniel Craig has a fear of guns.
Daniel Craig dated a German actress named Heike Makatsch for seven years after his divorce.
He quit smoking before filming Casino Royale, but calls it a ‘constant struggle’.
Daniel Craig starred in the movie Dream House with actress Rachel Weisz. They started dating in 2010 and were married in June of 2011.
A poll done by the condom brand Durex named Daniel Craig the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 2006.
Daniel Craig is involved in many charities including S.A.F.E. Kenya.
In 2006 he was declared to be the “Best Dressed Male” by Esquire Magazine.
Daniel Craig was appointed as the United Nations’ advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards in April of 2015.
Out of all of the actors that appeared in the popular “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” films, Daniel Craig was the only actor who was an actual fan of the video game series to be involved with the project.
Daniel Craig’s voice was used for the character of James Bond in the Wii game Golden Eye 007.
Daniel Craig has hosted on Saturday Night Live.
In June 2007 Daniel Craig was ranked number seven by Elle Magazine in their “15 Sexiest Men” poll.
Several former James Bond actors were publicly supportive of Daniel Craig being chosen as the next 007, including Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and eventually George Lazenby.
He made a guest appearance at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic games where he appeared as Bond alongside Queen Elizabeth II.
Casino Royal grossed more than $594,239,000 worldwide. It remained the highest grossing film in the series until Skyfall was released.
Actor Daniel Craig and Timothy Dalton have both played the role of James Bond as well as Lord Aisrael.
Daniel Craig is a fan of Liverpool F.C., and of the sport of rugby.
In 2008 he was ranked number 29 by the Telegraph in the “100 Most Powerful People In British Culture” list.
Daniel Craig made a cameo performance in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as Stormtrooper FN-1824.
In 2002 Daniel Craig was nominated by the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor. The nomination was for his performance in the play “A Number at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs.”
2017 movies featuring Daniel Craig include Logan Lucky, in which he plays Joe Bang, and Kings, in which he plays Obie.
On 12 June 2008, Craig sliced the top of one of his fingers off while filming Quantum of Solace.
Daniel Craig has made several theatre performances including Angels in America (Joe Pitt), Hurlyburly (Mickey), A Number (Bernard 1 & 2, and Michael Black), A Steady Rain (Joey), Betrayal (Robert), and Othello (Iago).
In September 2015, Craig donated $47,000 to the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.