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Daniel Craig Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Wroughton Craig
Birth Place:
Chester, England

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


  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Action Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: winner
  • 2007BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated