Daniel Craig was born
2 March 1968
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
e grew up in Liverpool, England and moved to London, England when he was 16. Here, he trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama (early 1990s). He made his film debut with The Power of One (1992) in 1992 as Sergeant Botha.
Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Daniel Craig as James Bond.
As early as February 2005, Craig had been named in the media as a possible contender to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. On April 6, 2005 Craig was reported to have been signed by EON Productions as part of a three-film contract worth £15 million 1
, however, this news was later debunked by the BBC 2
who contacted EON for an official report. According to Craig, MGM offered him the role but the Broccoli family never got in touch with him.
Finally, on October 14, 2005, EON Productions named Daniel Craig as the sixth actor to portray 007, taking over for Pierce Brosnan. Craig signed a three-film contract, with the first, Casino Royale, expected to be released worldwide on November 17, 2006. The announcement was made at noon in London at HMS President, a Royal Naval Reserve station at St. Katharine Docks, on the banks of the River Thames downstream of Tower Bridge.
When announced, because Daniel Craig has blond hair instead of Bond's typical black hair, he was consequently dubbed in the media as "James Blond." Roger Moore also sported a lighter sandy coloured hair throughout many of his films, but he is not considered blond.
Born the year after the release of You Only Live Twice and before the release of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Craig is the first James Bond actor to be born after the start of the film series, and the first to be born after Ian Fleming's death in 1964.
The casting of Craig as Bond has been controversial among some fans of the film series, resulting in one group creating a website, craignotbond.com, advocating a boycott of the film unless EON Productions reconsiders its casting, even though production of Casino Royale had already begun. However, the general consensus among fans is a more positive attitude toward Daniel Craig as Bond and in defense of Craig a number of websites to counter Craignotbond.com have been created, such as craigasbond.com and craigisbond.net and givecraigachance.com. Additionally, many actors and actresses who have either worked with Craig or have been featured in previous Bond films have argued that Craig is a good choice as Bond. This list includes four of the past Bond actors: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan. Miss Moneypenny, Samantha Bond, and the villain Scaramanga, Christopher Lee, have also backed the new Bond as has former Bond villian Sean Bean, who worked with Craig in Sharpe's Eagle. Judi Dench has also voiced her support for Craig in this role, and criticized the negative reaction: "I hate how people have been attacking Daniel Craig. It's despicable and it disgusts me. I have filmed with him in Prague and the Bahamas and he is a fine actor. He brings something new and edgy to the role. His critics will be proved wrong."
HE IS JAMES BOND
The ultimate gentleman spy. Agent 007. The "00" indicates that he has a license to kill (therefore, there are another 8 dudes that can do that). Women want him and men want to be him. Signature drink: Vodka martini, (shaken, not stirred.)
Signature gun: of course, a Walter PPK.
As long as the queen of England rule the empire, he will be at her secret service.
In lingo terms: A bad-white-ass-mofo.
It is known that Sean Connery is the best Bond ever.
Who will save the Buckingham Palace, the jewels of the crown, the Big Ben and the whole world from a evil megalomaniac villain, while he has some unfinished bussiness to attend with some gorgeus women?
Bond... James Bond