James Bond 007 Files

Daniel Craig

 

Starred In Casino Royale (2006),Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012)

 

 

Age at First Appearance: 37

 

Daniel Craig was born in Craig in Chester, England, the son of  a Midshipman in the Merchant Navy and  an art teacher. He was brought up in Frodsham.  Craig moved to London when he was sixteen to join the National Youth Theatre. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1991, and his first major leading role on screen was a co-starring part in the 1996 BBC Television serial Our Friends in the North.

He was introduced to international audiances in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and continued his career in the United States in  Road to Perdition (2002), with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. As early as February 2005, Craig had been named in the media as a possible James Bond. Finally, on 23 October 2005, Craig signed a three film contract. He is the first actor to step into the role who was born after the first Bond film, Dr. No, was released and is also the first Bond to be hired after the death of Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, who died in 1996.

 

In early 2007, Craig expressed an interest in being a part of the Star Trek franchise, professing his love of the series to the World Entertainment News Network and a desire to have a "stint in the TV show or a film. It's been a secret ambition of mine for years."