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Daniel Craig
DanielCraig
Full Name
Daniel Craig
Character
Birthdate
2 March 1968
Birthplace
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Years Active
1992-present

Daniel Craig (born March 2, 1968) plays Mikael Blomkvist in the 2011 movie adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

CareerEdit

Craig appeared as Joe in the Royal National Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America in November 1993. An early starring role was as 'Geordie' in the BBC's 1996 drama Our Friends in the North, with early film roles being as Angelina Jolie's rival and love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), before appearing in Sam Mendes's movie Road to Perdition (2002), with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. Other leading film roles include Sword of Honour (2001), The Mother (2003) with Anne Reid, Sylvia (2003) with Gwyneth Paltrow, Layer Cake (2004) with Sienna Miller, Enduring Love (2004) with Rhys Ifans, Steven Spielberg's Munich (2005) with Eric Bana, Infamous (2006), and The Golden Compass (2007). He recently starred in Defiance in 2008 as well as 2011's Cowboys and Aliens and Dream House.

Besides The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Craig will also appear in the film The Adventures of Tintin.

James BondEdit

In addition to his work in other films, Craig is perhaps best known for portraying secret agent James Bond aka 007 in the films Casino Royale, released in 2006, and Quantum of Solace, released in 2008. His next Bond film is called Skyfall, and it will be released on November 9, 2012.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1992, Craig married Scottish actress Fiona Loudon, with whom he has a daughter, Ella. However, the marriage ended in divorce in 1994. After his divorce he was in a seven-year relationship with German actress Heike Makatsch. Starting in 2004, he was in a relationship with film producer Satsuki Mitchell. They split in 2010. He later started dating his Dream House co-star Rachel Weisz, whom he has known for several years, in December 2010. The couple were married on June 22, 2011 in a private ceremony in New York with only four guests in attendence including Craig's daughter Ella & Weisz's son Henry.
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz

Craig had to quit smoking and hire a personal trainer to prepare for the role as James Bond. He is an avid video game player and was excited to have a Quantum of Solace video game released.

In October 2008, Craig paid £4 million for an apartment near Regent's Park, London. Craig is also a passionate Liverpool F.C supporter.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 The Power of One Sgt. Botha, a.k.a. The Judge
1993 Zorro Lt Hidalgo Two episodes of a US TV series filmed in Madrid.
1993 Sharpe's Eagle Lt. Berry Television Drama
1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Master Kane
1996 Kiss And Tell Matt Kearney TV Film
1996 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders James "Jemmy" Seagrave Television Drama
Our Friends in the North George "Geordie" Peacock Television Drama: 8 Episodes
1997 Obsession – Besessene Seelen John McHale
The Ice House D.S. Andy McLoughlin TV Mystery/Drama from the novel by Minette Walters
1998 Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon George Dyer Edinburgh International Film Festival Award for Best British Performance
Love and Rage James Lynchehaun
Elizabeth John Ballard
1999 The Trench Sgt. Telford Winter British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert Schiller
2000 Some Voices Ray British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Hotel Splendide Ronald Blanche
I Dreamed of Africa Declan Fielding
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Alex West
Sword of Honour Guy Crouchback
2002 Copenhagen Werner Heisenberg Television Drama (Stage Adaptation)
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Cecil
Road to Perdition Connor Rooney
2003 Sylvia Ted Hughes
The Mother Darren British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated — European Film Awards|European Film Audience Award for Best Actor
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2004 Layer Cake XXXX Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — European Film Awards|European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Actor also for Enduring Love
Enduring Love Joe European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Actor also for Layer Cake
2005 Munich Steve
Archangel Christopher Kelso Television Drama
Fateless American Soldier
The Jacket Rudy Mackenzie
2006 Casino Royale James Bond Empire Award for Best Actor
Evening Standard British Film Awards|Evening Standard British Film Awards Award for Best Actor
Cinema of Spain|Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
Renaissance Barthélémy Karas Voice role
Infamous Perry Smith Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
2007 The Golden Compass Lord Asriel
The Invasion Ben Driscoll
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Joe Scot Also Executive Producer
Quantum of Solace James Bond Empire Award for Best Actor
Defiance Tuvia Bielski
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Red Rackham
Dream House Will Attenton
Cowboys & Aliens Jake Lonergan
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film) Mikael Blomkvist

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