You cannot talk about some of the most fascinating British movie stars of all time without making mention of Daniel Craig. Widely considered as one of the most exciting actors of his generation, Craig has starred in various blockbuster movies that kept the world on its toes and drew a lot of attention to his immense talent and charming charisma. After initially finding it very difficult to break into the movie industry, he eventually went on to establish himself as a movie star of very high repute and is highly respected for his immense contribution to the British movie industry.
Daniel has acted in several movies but he is most recognized for his work in the James Bond movie series which have catapulted him to international fame. Some of his James Bond movies include Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. Apart from James Bond movies, Craig has also starred in other movies, proving to be a versatile actor.
Who Is Daniel Craig?
Daniel Craig was born in Chester, a walled city in Cheshire, England. It is noteworthy that even though he is now widely called Daniel Craig, the actor’s full name is actually Daniel Wroughton Craig.
Craig was born to a father identified as Timothy John Wroughton Craig and a mother called Carol Olivia. His mother worked as an art teacher while his father worked as a midshipman in the Merchant Navy but later grew to become the landlord of two pubs. Unfortunately, Craig’s parents did not stay too long together as husband and wife as they parted ways when Craig was just about 4 years old. Thereafter, he and his older sister, Lea moved to Liverpool, where they were raised by their mother.
Growing up, Craig had his primary school education in Frodsham and Hoylake, Merseyside. When he was done with primary school, he proceeded to attend Hilbre High School in West Kirby, Merseyside. He later joined Calday Grange Grammar School as a sixth form student.
When he turned 16 years old, Daniel Craig, who had already developed a strong passion for acting, got accepted into the National Youth Theatre located in London and consequently moved to London to study. While at London, he had to do several part-time jobs including having to wait tables to support himself through his training at the school. This was a rather tough time for him but he kept on trying to achieve his dreams of becoming a renowned actor.
Craig soon began to audition for drama schools where he can further hone his skills at acting. He eventually got accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican and graduated in 1991.
His Acting Career
Following years of hard work and training, Daniel Craig finally scored his first movie role in 1992 when he was cast as Sergeant Jaapie Botha in The Power of One, a drama film. He went on to play the role of Geordie Peacock in the TV series Our Friends in the North in 1993 before scoring the role of Master Kane in A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, a fantasy film in 1995.
After playing roles in different movies and TV series, Daniel got his big break and was launched to international stardom in 2006 when he was cast to play James Bond in Casino Royale, a spy film. The movie was a hit around the world and made him one of the most popular faces on TV. He starred in his second James Bond movie in 2008 with a stunning performance in Quantum of Solace. Daniel scored his third James Bond role in the 2012 movie, Skyfall before being cast to play Bond again in the 2015 film, Spectre.
His roles in the James Bond franchise has made Daniel Craig one of the most beloved British stars of his generation, cementing him as one of the most successful and stirring movie stars from England.
Craig is now married to Rachel Weisz, an American-British actress. The couple married in 2011 and have been together ever since. He was previously married to Fiona Loudon, another British actress from 1992–1994.
How Old Is The James Bond Actor?
Some fans have often wondered how old Daniel Craig is, considering the fact that he has achieved quite a whole lot as an actor. Well, Craig was birthed on the 2nd day of the month of March in the year 1968.
It is noteworthy that Craig didn’t waste time in finding out what his passion was. According to reports, he began to act in school plays when he was just 6 years old.
How Tall Is Daniel Craig?
Daniel Craig is a handsome man with great features but he is known to be quite over-sensitive about his height. This is mainly because he is the only actor to play the legendary James Bond spy role who has come in under six feet. Daniel Craig stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).