Daniel Craig

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  • Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991

  • Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in the official film series, taking over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005

  • Craig's third Bond film, Skyfall, premiered in 2012 and is now the highest-grossing film in the series, as well as the highest-grossing film in the UK and the twelfth highest-grossing film of all time

  • In 2006, he joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in cinemas worldwide in November 2006

  • Other early appearances were in the biographical film Elizabeth and the Disney family film A Kid in King Arthur's Court, as well as in the historical war drama television series Sharpe's Eagle and the action-adventure drama series Zorro

  • English actor Daniel Wroughton Craig trained at the National Youth Theatre

  • His film debut was in the drama The Power of One

  • Craig's fourth Bond film, Spectre, will premiere in 2015