Daniel Craig is a British theater, television and film actor and producer.
He is best known for his roles as James Bond, and he started his acting career in the theater. He is one of the most famous English actors and the winner of many films and theater awards.
This is the life story of Daniel Craig!
Youth and education
He was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester. His mother, Carol Olivia, was an art professor, and Timothy’s father, John Craig, owned the Ring O’Bells and Boot Inn restaurants in Cheshire, a county in north-west England. Daniel attended elementary school in Frodsham and Maryside. Together with his three-year-old sister Leo, he attended West Kirby High School in Meryside.
After his parents divorced, Craig and his sister moved with their mother to Liverpool where they continued their education. He played rugby during school. Already at the age of six, he acted in school plays, and he made his first serious steps in this business at the “Evirmen” theater in Liverpool. When he was 16, he joined the “NYT, dropped out of school and moved to London.
He also worked in his father’s restaurant so that he could support himself. After several unsuccessful attempts, he was admitted to the “Guildhall” acting school, which he graduated from in 1991.
The first role in the film was given to Daniel Craig in 1992 in the war drama “The Power of the Individual”, in which the main roles were played by Stephen Dorf and Morgan Freeman. The following year, he played Joe in the play “American Angels”, and appeared in one of the episodes of the series “Heartbeat”. In 1996, he starred in the BBC television drama “Our Friends from the North”.
Five years later, audiences around the world met him as an angry opponent of Angelina Jolie in the movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Robber”.
The following year, he made The Road to No Return with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman.
In 2006, he played the secret agent James Bond in the movie “Casino Royal” with Eva Green and Judy Dench, and very quickly won the sympathy of the fans of the franchise. The following year, he reappeared on the movie screen with his colleague Eva Green, and Nicole Kidman and Ian McKellen in the movie “Golden Compass”. In 2008, he again played James Bond in the film “Grain of Consolation” and the SF action drama “Defiance”. Three years later, he made four films. He starred in the comedy “Cowboys and Aliens”. He interpreted journalist Mikael Blumquist in the American version of the film “Girl with a Dragon Tattoo”, based on a book by Swedish author Stig Lashon.
In the same year, he shot the thriller “Dream House” with Rachel Weiss.
In 2012, “Skyfall” was released, the 23rd sequel to the film series about British secret agent James Bond, the third in a row in which the title character is played by Daniel Craig.
The film was praised by film critics and was a great success with the audience. In addition, numerous awards followed – “BAFTA” for best film, and “Oscar” for best original song – “Skyfall” performed by British singer Adele.
Craig won the Best Actor in Action Award from the Association of Television and Film Critics. He was nominated for the “Empire Award” and the “Saturn” Award for Best Actor. In 2017,, he shot the comic drama “Logan Lucky” directed by Steven Soderbergh, and the crime drama “Kings” with colleague Halle Berry.
Daniel Craig as James Bond
In 2005, the production of “Ion” invited Daniel Craig to play James Bond, the most famous film secret agent in the world. Aware of the challenges that were set before him, but also of the money he could earn by playing Bond, Craig accepted the invitation, and promised that by playing Agent 007, he would bring in a new emotional note that he had not had before.
Since the author of the books about James Bond, Ian Fleming passed away in 1964, and Craig was born four years later, he was the first actor to embody this character, and he was born after Fleming’s death. The choice of Daniel Craig as the new Bond met with divided opinions from critics and audiences. Some fans have even decided to boycott movies in which the agent will be played by Craig. His height, light hair and eyes are not, something that characterized the earlier actors in the role of Bond. Nevertheless, many colleagues supported him.
Former Bonds – Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Sean Connery and Roger Moore, thought Craig was a very good choice.
The first film, “Casino Royal,” premiered on November 14, 2006, and grossed nearly $600 million in theaters worldwide. It was this film from the franchise that made the biggest profit. The audience began to accept Craig in that role, and soon after that, the producers announced that he would make the 22nd Bond film. A few months later, it was announced that the next James Bond film would be released on November 7, 2008. The film “James Bond: Quantum of solace” was released on November 14, 2008, and in the meantime, the production company “MGM” announced that Craig will make four more films about a secret agent. Although the 23rd Bond film was planned to be released on April 19, 2010, the date was postponed due to financial problems faced by the production company “MGM” at the time. “Skyfall” was released on October 23, 2012, and the producers announced that Craig will star in at least two more James Bond movies.
That would mean that Daniel will be the third “longest Bond”, after Roger Moore, who starred in seven films, and Sean Connery, who played Bond five times. In December 2014, the shooting of Craig’s fourth Bond film began, and it premiered on October 26, 2015.
“Spectre” earned 3.5 billion dollars, which made it the most profitable film in the franchise. Craig called his interpretation of Bond “anti-heroic”, and pointed out that sometimes he himself is not aware of whether he is a positive or a negative who is on the right side. Despite the fact that he is often compared to the actors who played James Bond, Craig emphasizes that he does not want to copy anyone, but wants to give this character his personal stamp. Connery called his Bond performances “miraculous.” Despite numerous speculations, and statements that he will never, under any circumstances, play Bond, Craig announced on August 15, 2017, that he would still play Agent 007 again. Daniel Craig lent his voice for the video games “Golden Eye 007” and James Bond 007: Blood Stone.
Daniel Craig was born in Chester, and his passion for acting was instilled in him by his mother, who was an art professor. He graduated from college in 1991, and a year later he married colleague Fiona London.
The couple had a daughter, Ella, and they divorced in 1994. After that, he was in a seven-year relationship with German actress Heyka Makaš. They broke up in 2001. In the period from 2005 to 2010, he had fun with producer Sasuki Mitchell.
In December 2010, he began a relationship with his colleague Rachel Weiss, who was his longtime friend. They were married on June 22, 2011, in New York.
He is a big fan of the Liverpool football club, and a fan and former rugby player. He is a member of many humanitarian organizations that help people with AIDS. He is a fighter for minority rights.
In 2015, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, told him: “You have been given permission to kill, I am now giving you permission to save people.” In addition, he is involved in the work of many organizations that help young actors achieve on the big screen.
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