Like it or not, Daniel Craig is the new James Bond, and the actor seems confident that he has what it takes to deliver a much-needed reboot to the dying franchise. Born and raised in Chester, England for most of his childhood, Craig moved to London at the age of sixteen to study at the National Youth Theater. After graduating from the school, Craig earned a decent reputation as the star of several made-for-TV films – as well as the 1996 mini-series, “Our Friends to the North” – and didn’t cross the pond for his crack at Hollywood fame for another five years.
His American debut came as Lara Croft’s love interest in the big-screen adaptation of the popular “Tomb Raider” video game franchise, but he hardly received any recognition. In fact, it wasn’t until 2005 – when he landed a major role in the Steven Spielberg drama, “Munich” – that the actor was recognized as one of Hollywood’s rising stars, and so it’s not very surprising that he was offered the coveted role of 007 soon after. Signed on for the next three films in the franchise, Craig looks to make a splash with his interpretation of the famous character, but will it be enough to woo fans back to theaters?
Daniel on the Web
An online database of the the actor's film and TV career.
TV Guide: Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
A decent biography page with loads of red carpet photos.
Craig As Bond
A fan-run site with news surrounding Craig as 007.
Daniel Craig IS James Bond
Another fan page for supporters to voice their opinion.
Daniel on the Screen
Daniel may have been acting for quite some time now, but he's just beginning to make his break into American cinema. Along with smaller roles in films like "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Road to Perdition" at the turn of the century, Daniel has also honned his acting chops in the Matthew Vaughn-directed "Layer Cake," the psychological thriller "The Jacket" and the Academy Award-nominated "Munich." More recently, he's appeared in the Truman Capote bipoc, "Infamous," as well as lending his voice to the animated sci-fi flick, "Renaissance."
Daniel has a very busy 2011. Along with starring in the sci-fi action film "Cowboys & Aliens," he can also be seen alongside new wife Rachel Weisz in the psychological thriller "Dream House," as the villainous Red Rackham in Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn," and in David Fincher's U.S. remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." He'll begin filming on "Bond 23" later this year.
On obsessive fans:
"I do know people that have stalkers and it's not nice."
More on stalkers:
"Some stalkers are quite benign, but finding someone in your garden at three o'clock in the morning with a meat cleaver and a hard-on can't be much fun. "
On the Bond character:
"I watched every single Bond movie three or four times, taking in everything I could about how the character had been portrayed in the past, then threw all that away once I started doing the role."