[[caption-width-right:246:''[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "The name's Craig. Daniel Craig."]]'']]
->''"I've always loved to dress up a bit and show off."''

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born in Chester on 2 March 1968) is a British actor. His career took off with appearances in the classic MiniSeries ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'' and ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'', and movies such as ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'' and ''Film/LayerCake'', but he's best known for one particular role:

[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Bond]]. Film/JamesBond.

Cast in the role for the 2006 reboot of the franchise in ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'', he reprised it in 2008's ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', 2012's ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', 2015's ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' and a (supposedly) fifth and final Bond film in 2019 (13 years since his debut, dethroning Creator/RogerMoore as the longest-serving Bond actor, whose tenure lasted 12 years). 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 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), Dr. Ben Driscoll in ''Film/TheInvasion'' (2007), Jewish resistance leader Tuvia Bielski in ''Film/{{Defiance}}'' (2008), protagonist Jake Lonergan of ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011), journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Creator/DavidFincher adaption of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'', Mr. Sakharine / Red Rackham in the [[DreamTeam Dream Production Team]] motion capture film adaption of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' and DeepSouth DemolitionsExpert Joe Bang in ''Film/LoganLucky''.

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 returned to the stage for an off Broadway production of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' in December 2016/January 2017, playing Iago opposite Creator/DavidOyelowo 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.

[[folder:Detailed list of his roles]]


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' (1992) as Sgt. Jaapie Botha
* ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' (1995) as Master Kane
* ''Obsession'' (1997) as John [=McHale=]
* ''Love and Rage'' (1998) as James Lynchehaun
* ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'' (1998) as John Ballard
* ''The Trench'' (1999) as Sgt. Telford Winter
* ''Some Voices'' (2000) as Ray
* ''Hotel Splendide'' (2000) as Ronald Blanche
* ''I Dreamed of Africa'' (2000) as Declan Fielding
* ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' (2001) as Alex West
* ''Ten Minutes Older: The Cello'' (2002) as Cecil Thomas
* ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' (2002) as Connor Rooney
* ''Sylvia'' (2003) as Ted Hughes
* ''The Mother'' (2003) as Darren
* ''Film/LayerCake'' (2004) as XXXX
* ''Film/EnduringLove'' (2004) as Joe
* ''Film/TheJacket'' (2005) as Rudy Mackenzie
* ''Fateless'' (2005) as an American Soldier
* ''Munich'' (2005) as Steve
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Renaissance}}'' (2006) as Barthélémy Karas
* ''Infamous'' (2006) as Perry Smith
* ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'' (2006) as Film/JamesBond
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' (2008)
** ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' (2012)
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' (2015)
** Bond 25 (2019)
* ''Film/TheInvasion'' (2007) as Ben Driscoll
* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (2007) as Lord Asriel
* ''Flashbacks of a Fool'' (2008) as Joe Scot
* ''Film/{{Defiance}}'' (2008) as Tuvia Bielski
* ''One Life'' (2011 documentary) as the narrator
* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011) as Jake Lonergan
* ''Film/DreamHouse'' (2011) as Will Atenton / Peter Ward
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' (2011) as Mr. Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine / Red Rackham
* ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'' (2011) as Mikael Blomkvist
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015) as Stormtrooper FN-1824 (cameo)
* ''Film/LoganLucky'' (2017) as Joe Bang
* ''Film/{{Kings|2018}}'' (2018) as Obie Harding


[[folder: TV Productions ]]

* ''Zorro'' (1993) as Lt. Hidalgo
* ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' (1993) as Fixx
* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' (1993) as Schiller
* ''Series/BetweenTheLines'' (1993) as Joe Rance
* ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' (1993) as Peter Begg
* ''Screen Two'' (1993) as Lt. Guth
* ''[[Series/{{Sharpe}} Sharpe's Eagle]]'' (1993) as Lt. Berry
* ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'' (1996) as Geordie Peacock
* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' (1996) as Barry
* ''Saint-Ex'' (1996) as Guillaumet
* ''Kiss and Tell'' (1996) as Matt Kearney
* ''[[Literature/MollFlanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders]]'' (1996) as James "Jemmy" Seagrave
* ''The Hunger'' (1997) as Jerry Pritchard
* ''The Ice House'' (1997) as DS Andy [=McLoughlin=]
* ''Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon'' (1998) as George Dyer
* ''Shockers: The Visitor'' (1999) as Richard
* ''Literature/SwordOfHonour'' (2001) as Guy Crouchback
* ''Copenhagen'' (2002) as Werner Heisenberg
* ''Archangel'' (2005) as Prof. Fluke Kelso
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (2012) as himself (host)
* ''[[Series/ChildrenInNeed Superheroes Unite for BBC Children in Need]]'' (2014) as the narrator
* ''Series/ComradeDetective'' (2017) as Father Anton Streza (voice)


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'', Royal National Theatre - London (1993) as Joe Pitt
* ''Hurlyburly'', The Old Vic - London (1997) as Mickey
* ''A Number'', Royal Court - London (2002) as Bernard 1, Bernard 2 and Michael Black
* ''A Steady Rain'', Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre - New York City (2009) as Joey
* ''Theatre/{{Betrayal}}'', Ethel Barrymore Theatre - New York City (2013) as Robert
* ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', New York Theatre Workshop - New York City (2016) as Iago

!! Tropes found im his works:

* BadassBaritone: He has a deep and very smooth voice. Pretty suitable for the role of 007.
* CreatorCouple: Starred with his wife Creator/RachelWeisz in ''Dream House''.
* DoingItForTheArt: Not to the level of Tom Cruise, but Craig doesn't mind doing some particularly dangerous stunts, case in point being the train brawl in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Got into great shape for ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', though wouldn't dye his hair for the role.
** Gained thirty pounds for the American remake of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' so he would look less like James Bond.
* FakeAmerican: A few roles - ''Film/TheJacket'', ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Logan Lucky''.
* FakeNationality: South African in ''Munich'' and Russian in ''{{Film/Defiance}}''.
* IcyBlueEyes: Like lasers.
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] Self-described "{{Trekkie}}", "Browncoat," and "Whovian." He'd love to film a scene of [[WMG/TimeLord Bond regenerating]]. He even had a cameo in ''The Force Awakens''! He also loves video games such as ''Halo'', ''Guitar Hero'' and ''Tomb Raider'', to name a couple of examples.
* PromotedFanboy:
** A fan of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', he got to star as Lord Azriel in ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''.
** Also a fan of the ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' games, he starred in the film adaptations.
* StarMakingRole: While he had some recognition beforehand, he was catapulted to household name status with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
* ThoseTwoActors:
** He's starred with Ben Whishaw in two Bond films (''Skyfall'' and ''Spectre''), and ''Film/LayerCake'', ''The Trench'' and ''Enduring Love''.
** Starred with Eva Green in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''.
* ThrowItIn: The famous scene in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' of him rising out of the water just happened when he walked into a sand dune and had to stand up.
* UncreditedRole:
** He was an extra in ''Series/CovingtonCross'', playing a guard.
** He has a brief uncredited cameo in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He replaced Creator/RobertDowneyJr in ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''. Additionally he suggested Eva Green for the female lead. Eva turned the role down and Creator/OliviaWilde was cast instead.