[[caption-width-right:246:''[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "The name's Craig. Daniel Craig."]]'']]

'''Daniel Wroughton Craig''' (born in Chester on 2 March 1968) is a British actor. Craig's career has included appearances in the classic MiniSeries ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'', ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'', ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'' and ''Film/LayerCake'', but he's now going to be known for one role:

[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Bond]]. Film/JamesBond.

Cast in the role for the 2006 reboot of the franchise in ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'', he reprised the role in 2008's ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', 2012's ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' (which is incidentally the 50th anniversary year of the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo''), and 2015's ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. He was also used as the design base and voice of Bond in ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', the ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' tie-in video game, and the remake of the ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye 007]]'' game for the Wii. He also escorted none other than UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen in a short film for the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Despite being known primarily for Bond, Craig has had major roles in a number of other big budget films, including: Angelina Jolie's love interest / rival in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' (2001), Irish mobster Conner Rooney in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' (2002), Afrikaner Mossad team member Steve in the [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Spielberg]] directed ''Film/{{Munich}}'' (2005), Lord Asriel in the [[Film/TheGoldenCompass film adaptation]] of ''[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials The Golden Compass]]'' (2007), Jewish resistance leader Tuvia Bielski in ''Film/{{Defiance}}'' (2008), and protagonist Jake Lonergan of ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011), lead role Mikael Blomkvist in the Creator/DavidFincher adaption of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'', and Mr. Sakharine / Red Rackham in the [[DreamTeam Dream Production Team]] motion capture film adaption of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''.

He also has had a long and healthy career as a stage actor, including playing Joe in the Royal National Theatre's production of ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' in addition to starring in Broadway productions of ''A Steady Rain'' (opposite Creator/HughJackman) and Harold Pinterís ''Betrayal''. He will soon return to the stage for an off Broadway production of ''Othello'', playing Iago opposite David Oyelowo as the title character.

Daniel Craig is one of us, being a self-described "old hand {{Trekkie}}", as well as being a fan of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and, of course, ''Series/DoctorWho''. He tried for the role of Montgomery Scott in the Creator/JJAbrams ''Trek'' film, but lost it to Creator/SimonPegg. It was also his idea to have "[[Music/{{Enya}} Orinoco Flow]]" playing over a certain key scene in ''Dragon Tattoo''.

He married Creator/RachelWeisz in June 2011.

On an unrelated sidenote, he has been said to resemble UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}n President UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, and more bizarrely, Deborah Meaden from ''Series/DragonsDen''. On a further unrelated sidenote, it's been shown as canon that he is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and Faith's]] fantasy guy.

!! Tropes:

* BadassBaritone: Very deep and smooth, quite suitable for the role of 007.
* DoingItForTheArt: [[invoked]] Not to the level of Tom Cruise, but Craig doesn't mind doing some particularly dangerous stunts, case in point being the ''Skyfall'' train brawl.
* IcyBlueEyes: Like lasers.
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] Self-described "{{Trekkie}}", "Browncoat," and "Whovian." He'd love to film a scene of [[WMG/TimeLord Bond regenerating]]. [[spoiler: He even cameo'd as a First Order Stormtrooper in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''!]] He also loves video games such as ''Halo'' and ''Guitar Hero'', to name a couple of examples.