In October of this year, DANIEL CRAIG (Steve) was confirmed by Eon Productions and Sony Pictures as the sixth James Bond. He will begin filming his first outing in this role next year for Casino Royale. Craig is currently filming a thriller alongside Nicole Kidman, The Visiting—directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. He recently completed production earlier in the year on Have you Heard? about novelist Truman Capote (a.k.a. Every Word is True), directed by Douglas McGrath and co-starring Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Earlier this year, Craig supported Adrien Brody and Keira Knightly in The Jacket, a John Maybury-directed film, and was also seen in the two-part BBC film Archangel, based on Robert Harris' book of the same name.
Born in 1968 in Chester and raised in Liverpool, Craig was first introduced to theater at The Liverpool Everyman. When he reached his late teens, he moved to London to join the National Youth Theatre and has since secured roles in television, theater and filmâ€¦and gone on to become regarded as one of Britain's finest actors.
Craig's earlier film credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Elizabeth, Hotel Splendide, I Dreamed of Africa, Love and Rage, Obsession and The Power of One. In 2002, he garnered much critical acclaim for his role in Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition.
In 2003, Craig was seen starring in The Mother, based on a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Roger Michell. The following year he starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow as Ted Hughes in Sylvia, about the lives of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Last year, he was seen in Matthew Vaughn's directorial debut Layer Cake, as well as featuring in Roger Michell's critically acclaimed Enduring Love, which was based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
A highly accomplished stage actor, Craig's theater credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre and A Number at the Royal Court Theatre alongside Michael Gambon.
Craig has numerous television credits, including notable projects such as the BBC's adaptation of Michael Frayn's award-winning drama Copenhagen, Our Friends in the North, Sword of Honour, The Ice House, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, Kiss and Tell and Sharpe's Eagle.
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