Born: 2 March 1968
Birthplace: Chester, England
Best known as:
James Bond in the 2006 movie Casino Royale
Daniel Craig succeeded Pierce Brosnan as filmdom's new James Bond in the 2006 film Casino Royale. Daniel Craig's icy blue eyes and loutish good looks are reminiscent of Richard Burton, and he is known for a similar intensity on the screen. His popularity as a leading man spread beyond his native England with the modest success of the the 2004 film Layer Cake (also with Sienna Miller). Prior to that he was known to TV audiences as the star of the BBC miniseries Our Friends in the North (1996), and to movie audiences as Paul Newman's son in the 2002 film Road to Perdition (with Tom Hanks and Jude Law) and as poet Ted Hughes in Sylvia (2003, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as author Sylvia Plath). Daniel Craig's other films include Some Voices (2000), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001, starring Angelina Jolie), Enduring Love (2004, with Samantha Morton), The Jacket (2005, with Adrien Brody) and Munich (2005, with Craig as a Mossad assassin). He played James Bond again in Quantum of Solace in 2008. in 2011 he co-starred with Rachel Weisz in the thriller Dream House; the two married in real life in June 2011.
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