Daniel Wroughton Craig, born 2 March 1968 in Chester, England, is an English actor. His early appearances were in the films Elizabeth, The Power of One and A Kid in King Arthur's Court as well as in the television series Sharpe's Eagle and Zorro. Craig's appearances in the British films Love Is the Devil, The Trench and Some Voices attracted the industry's attention, leading to roles in bigger productions such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake and Munich. Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of James Bond 007 in the official series, replacing Pierce Brosnan. Casino Royale, was released in theatres worldwide in November 2006. Though he was initially greeted with scepticism, his debut was highly acclaimed and earned him a BAFTA award nomination, with the film becoming the highest-grossing in the series at the time. Quantum of Solace followed two years later. Craig's third Bond film, Skyfall, premiered in 2012 and is now the highest-grossing film in the series, as well as the ninth highest-grossing film of all time. In 2006, Craig joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since taking the role of Bond, he has continued to appear in other films, most recently starring in the English language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
Craig made a guest appearance as Bond in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, alongside Queen Elizabeth II.
Daniel Craig actively supports many charities and foundations, such as Afghanistan Relief Organization, ChildLine, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Epilephy Action, Everyone Matters, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and more.