Born in 1968 in Chester and raised near Liverpool, Craig was first introduced to theater at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. When he reached his late teens, he moved to London to join the National Youth Theatre, before continuing his training at the London Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Craig has since secured eclectic roles in television, theater and film, and is now regarded as one of Britain's finest actors.
Craig received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination (for Best Supporting Male) for his role in Douglas McGrath's Infamous, which also starred Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow. His multiple film credits also include his second outing as James Bond in Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster; Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition; Defiance, based on the true story of four brothers in Nazi-occupied Poland, directed by Edward Zwick; The Golden Compass, co-starring Nicole Kidman and Eva Green; Flashbacks of a Fool; Elizabeth; Hotel Splendide; I Dreamed of Africa; Love & Rage; Obsession; The Power of One; The Mother; Sylvia; The Jacket; Layer Cake; and Enduring Love.
Cowboys & Aliens marks Craig's third collaboration with film producer Steven Spielberg, following their work on the Oscar-nominated Munich and the upcoming Spielberg-directed and Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of one of the world's most beloved comic books, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, in which he plays Red Rackham. He also stars alongside Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts in Universal Pictures' upcoming film Dream House, a tense thriller directed by multi-award-winning Jim Sheridan. As a highly accomplished stage actor, Craig's theater credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly, with the Peter Hall Company at The Old Vic Theatre; in Angels in America, at The National Theatre; and in A Number, at the Royal Court Theatre, alongside Michael Gambon. Last year, Craig trod the boards in a 12-week Broadway run, opposite Hugh Jackman, in A Steady Rain, a contemporary American play about two Chicago cops who recount their conflicting stories of a harrowing experience.
Craig has numerous notable television credits including the BBC adaptation of Michael Frayn's award-winning play Copenhagen, Our Friends in the North, Sword of Honour, The Ice House, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, Kiss and Tell, Sharpe's Eagle and the two-part BBC film Archangel, based on Robert Harris' book of the same name.
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Daniel Craig Facts
|Birth Name||Daniel Wroughton Craig|
|Birthday||March 2, 1968 (49)|
|Birthplace||Chester, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Daniel Craig compared to you?|
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