Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

English actor
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  • First Bond actor who was born after the series started.
  • Close friends with Mark Strong and is the godfather of one of his sons.
  • His then girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell accompanied him to the world premiere of Casino Royale (2006) in London. It was their first public appearance together.
  • Graduated from Guildhall of Music & Drama (London) in 1991.
  • He was nominated for a 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Number at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs.
  • Was the last actor considered for the role of "Rorschach" in the doomed movie adaptation of Alan Moore's comic-book mini-series, Watchmen (2009).
  • Father: Tim Craig
  • Was the only member of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) cast to be a huge fan of the Tomb Raider video games. His favorite in the series was Tomb Raider II (1997) (VG), released in 1997.
  • Between 2005 and 2008, Craig played militant Jewish soldiers or fighters three times in fairly quick succession: in Sorstalans√°g (2005) ("Fearless"), he plays an American soldier who identifies himself as Jewish while liberating a concentration camp; in Munich (2005), he plays the most militant member of a team of Mossad agents assigned to assassinate the terrorists responsible for killing Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics; and in Defiance (2008), he plays one of three Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland to join the resistance.
  • Mother: Olivia Craig
  • Older sister: Lea Craig
  • One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
  • Lord Aisrael, his character from The Golden Compass (2007), was previously played by Timothy Dalton in a London theater production. Craig and Dalton have also, of course, shared the role of James Bond.
  • He has a daughter, who lives with his ex-wife in London.
  • Appeared in Sharpe's Eagle (1993) (TV) with Sean Bean. Bean played the villain in GoldenEye (1995), which was directed by Martin Campbell, who also directed Casino Royale (2006).
  • 2000: Named as one of European films 'Shooting Stars' by European Film Promotion.
  • He is a good friend of supermodel Kate Moss.
  • Lived in London with German actress Heike Makatsch. (April 2001)
  • Quit smoking before making Casino Royale (2006).
  • One of the many actors considered to take over James Bond from Pierce Brosnan. He officially accepted the role in October, 2005.
  • Voted #7 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll (June 2007).
  • Good friend of actor Gaspard Ulliel.
  • Esquire magazine's "Best dressed male" in 2006
  • His girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell accompanied him to the world premiere of Casino Royale (2006) in London. It was their first public appearance together.
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