Daniel Craig’s biographyDaniel Craig is a British actor, who reinforced the ranks of the performers of the role of special agent James Bond in 2006 (Casino Royale). By that time, in his filmography, there were more than 40 roles, and each of them became a definite milestone in Craig’s life and career: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Munich, Sylvia, Road to Perdition.
Childhood and familyThe future performer of James Bond’s role was born on March 2, 1968, in the typical English city of Chester. His mother, Carol, was an artist; she taught art at school. His father, the former sailor Timothy, worked as a steelworker at one of the local factories, but some time later he left this occupation and opened his own bar Ring O’ Bells. When things went uphill, he opened the second pub ‒ The Boot Inn.
In 1973, during one of the infrequent meetings with his father, Daniel together with him went to the cinema to watch the film Live and Let Die with Roger Moore ‒ the first Bond series film in his life. Craig later admitted that this film took a special place in the heart of a boy who had not yet recovered from the divorce of his parents.
In high school, sports were added to the passion for the theatre — an athletic built young man joined the rugby school team and showed certain success.
Acting careerIn 1991, after three years of study under the mentorship of Colin McCormack, the star of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, he received a long-awaited diploma. In 1992, he made his debut in the cinema (the film The Power of One). The performance Angels in America, staged in 1993, in which Craig played as homosexual Mormon, reached wild popularity.
Daniel Craig ‒ the new James BondOne week after the completion of shooting in Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg, Craig was offered to become the sixth James Bond, standing in one row with such cinema legends as Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton. The actor could not refuse the fateful opportunity. On October 14, 2005, he officially became James Bond from the 21st part of Bond film series called Casino Royale, and the filmmakers approved Eva Green for the role of James Bond’s new girlfriend.
In 2012, Craig again set a kind of record, receiving an amount of $ 20 million (including various bonuses) for starring in the film Skyfall, which none of the Bond series actors had ever received for one film. And in total, the film has earned more than $ 1.1 billion (!) at the worldwide box office.
In spite of numerous rumors about a search for a new candidate for the role of Bond, in the summer of 2017, Daniel Craig confirmed that he would participate in at least one more part of Bond film series, the premiere of which is scheduled for November 8, 2019. The budget of the picture is already known ‒ 25 million dollars.
Daniel Craig’s personal lifeFor a long time, there were rumors about Daniel Craig's unconventional sexual orientation, which he denied time after time. But was there a reason?
But in the spring of 2018, the actor put an end to these rumors ‒ the actress Rachel Weisz became pregnant from him. On September 1, the stars became the parents of a charming daughter.