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->''"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 movie 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 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}}'', 2015's ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' and a (supposedly) 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 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.
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!! Tropes found im his works:

* BadassBaritone: He has a deep and very smooth voice. Pretty suitable for the role of 007.
* IcyBlueEyes: Like lasers.
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