Daniel Craig is a popular actor from England. The actor known for portraying James Bond will feature in Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The gripping crime thriller stars Craig in the role of Detective Benoit Blanc who embarks on a dangerous journey to catch the criminal who murdered one of Miles Bron’s (Edward Norton) guests during a vacation on a private Greek island. 

The Golden Globe Award nominee has spent 35 years in Hollywood, garnering global recognition for ‘007’ movies. Last year, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Queen Elizabeth II also honoured him with a CMG in the 2022 New Year’s Honours.

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Who is Daniel Craig? 

Daniel Craig was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, England. His mother, Carol Olivia, was an art teacher, and his father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig, served in the Merchant Navy.  Craig and his sister moved to Liverpool with their mother after his parents divorced. 

Craig’s mother sparked his interest in acting when she took him to Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre. He showed brilliant acting prowess from a young age and was enrolled on the National Youth Theatre when he was only sixteen years old.

As a result, he dropped out of school and relocated to London, where he supported himself by working part-time in restaurants. He eventually enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he graduated in 1991.

Craig’s acting career

Craig made his film debut at the age of twenty-four in the 1992 film The Power of One. In 1993, he joined the Royal National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.

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Craig, an actor with versatile skills, made his Broadway debut in A Steady Rain in 2009. Two years later, he starred in the action drama Cowboys & Aliens as an outlaw battling aliens. He also played the role of a journalist probing a murder in the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson’s novel adaptation The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher. Craig co-starred in Dream House with Rachel Weisz in 2011, and the couple married the following year. In 2017, he portrayed an artillery officer in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy heist Logan Lucky. 

Craig’s casting in Casino Royale, the 2006 spinoff of the James Bond franchise, sparked debate because he did not fit the physical appearance of the character written in Ian Fleming’s novels compared to actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. Most critics, however, were stifled by his lugubrious virile portrayal of the martini-swilling spook. He returned to the role in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021), his final James Bond film.