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  • Daniel Wroughton Craig (born on March 2, 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England) is an English actor.
  • He was brought up in Liverpool and moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre, later landing a spot at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He gained notice with his role in the mini-series Our Friends in the North.
    • After 18 long months of speculation for a successor to Pierce Brosnan, it was announced that he had the role on the HMS President in London on October 14, 2005. Craig admitted he found out that he was playing Bond in a Baltimore Supermarket. Barbra Broccoli called him and simply said "Over to you, kiddo!". He then reportedly got drunk.
    • The choice of Craig was controversial when announced in 2005, and many initially didn't agree with the producers, although Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton publicly supported the decision. Despite some doubts at first, Craig's performance in Casino Royale eventually earned him instant critical acclaim from critics and many fans alike.
    • For his work in Casino Royale, Craig was nominated for a BAFTA award for best actor and he also won the best actor award at the Evening Standard British film awards - these are both firsts for an actor playing the part of James Bond.
      • Craig married Fiona Loudon in 1992 and divorced from her in 1994, they have a daughter named Ella (born in 1992). He married Rachel Weisz in 2011, and the two of them have a daughter, born 31 August 2018.
      • When No Time To Die will be released in 2020, Craig's tenure will beat the record for the longest (in years - 13 and 4 months to be exact, Roger Moore still holds the record for the number of films, 7).
      • Roger Moore wrote; "Daniel Craig impressed me so greatly in his debut outing, Casino Royale, by introducing a more gritty, unrefined edge to the character that I thought Sean (Connery) might just have to move over. Craig's interpretation was like nothing we'd seen on screen before; he was earning his stripes and making mistakes. It was intriguing to see him being castigated by M, just like a naughty schoolboy would be by his headmaster. The script showed him as a vulnerable, troubled and flawed character. Quite the opposite to my Bond! Craig was, and is, very much the Bond Ian Fleming had described in the books - a ruthless killing machine. It was a Bond that the public wanted." Roger Moore was so impressed with Craig's 007 portrayal that he decided to get the Casino Royale DVD.
      • Timothy Dalton said of Daniel Craig; "He's terrific! I think Casino Royale is a huge step forward - a leap forward. He got a lot of stick when he was doing it. There was a lot of negative press. He was criticized by people who didn't have a clue what was in the script or what he was going to look like in the film, which is deeply unfair. I said how wrong everybody was at the time because he's a very gifted actor. I'm pleased that the movie turned out as well as it did."
      • Pierce Brosnan named Craig the best James Bond ever, saying: "Daniel Craig is the greatest Bond ever and deservedly so. He was a great choice."
      • Sean Connery, while on an episode of The South Bank Show, gave his opinion of Craig's interpretation of Bond, calling him "Fantastic, marvelous in the part.", and that Craig "really gets the danger element" to the character.