Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Youth Theater in London when he was 16.
  • Portrayed conservative Mormon Joe Pitt in the 1993 original London production of Angels in America at the Royal National Theatre.
  • Won Best Actor at the 2000 British Independent Film Awards for his portrayal of a schizophrenic in Some Voices.
  • Is the sixth actor to play a non-comic James Bond (starting with 2006's Casino Royale), winning over early naysayers who thought he was too short and blond to convincingly play the famous spy.
  • Rehearsed in frigid temperatures for three months and learned to speak Russian for 2008's Defiance, based on the true story of three brothers hiding more than 1,000 Jews in a forest to avoid Nazi capture.


  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Narrator: Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Winner


  • Ella — Daughter
  • Fiona Loudon — Ex-wife
  • Lia Craig — Sister
  • Carol Olivia Blond — Mother
  • Tim Craig — Father
  • Max Blond — Stepfather
  • Heike Makatsch — Ex-significant Other
  • Satsuki Mitchell — Ex-significant Other
  • Rachel Weisz — Wife
  • Henry Chance Aronofsky — Stepson


  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England (1991)