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'''Daniel Wroughton Craig''' is a British actor, born in Chester on March 2, 1968.

Craig's career has included appearances in the classic MiniSeries, ''Our Friends in the North'' (alongside Creator/ChristopherEccleston), ''{{Sharpe}}'', ''Elizabeth'' and ''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/CasinoRoyale'', he reprised the role in 2008's ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and 2012's ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' (which is incidentally the 50th anniversary year of the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo''). 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 [[TheGoldenCompass film adaption]] of ''[[HisDarkMaterials The Golden Compass]]'' (2007), Jewish resistance leader Tuvia 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 at in the Royal National Theatre's production of ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' and the Broadway play ''A Steady Rain'', opposite Creator/HughJackman. He will return to Broadway in November 2013 with a production of Harold Pinterís ''Betrayal'' directed by Mike Nichols.

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 [[{{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}} Russian]] President UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, and more bizarrely, Deborah Meaden from DragonsDen.

* BadassBaritone: Very deep and smooth, quite suitable for the role of 007.
* CelebrityResemblance: With Vladimir Putin and Deborah Meaden.
* IcyBlueEyes: Like lasers.
* OneOfUs: Self-described "Trekkie", "Browncoat" and "Whovian".
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Was accused of this when the blond and 5'10"[[note]]which makes him the only Bond actor who'd be eligible to join MI6 because of a height policy that discourages hiring people over six feet[[/note]] Daniel Craig was cast as the traditionally TallDarkAndHandsome ''Franchise/JamesBond''.