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|2 MARCH 2014
BIRTHDAY FOR CRAIG, DANIEL CRAIG
|A celebration of Daniel Craig, the talented British actor and now worldwide known as the sixth person to portray James Bond on film, on his 46th birthday.
With this page, From Sweden With Love would like to send our personal wishes to a brilliant and wonderful actor and celebrate him on this special day.
"Happy birthday Daniel and all the best, we love you as James Bond, keep up the great work. Hope to see you in Sweden soon again."
About Daniel Craig:
Hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation on stage, screen and television, Daniel Craig is 007 agent James Bond of the British Secret Service MI6. Craig first played Bond in the highly acclaimed Casino Royale (2006), the highest grossing film in the history of the 007 franchise.
Daniel Craig was born in Chester and brought up in Liverpool, leaving there to join the National Youth Theatre in London at the age of seventeen. He continued his training at the prestigious London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1991.
Craig made his film debut in 1992 in the South African boxing drama The Power of One but came to the attention of critics and casting directors in the much lauded 1996 television drama serial “Our Friends in the North”, playing the role of Geordie Peacock.
In 1998 he played the role of George Dyer, painter Francis Bacon’s working class boyfriend in John Maybury’s powerful biopic Love Is the Devil. In 2000 he was recognised as one of European Films’ “Shooting Stars”. This was followed by roles in The Trench (1999) (with the "new" Q, Ben Whishaw, also appears in that film) written and directed by acclaimed author William Boyd, the ensemble black comedy Hotel Splendide (2000) (with Helen McCrory who portrays "Clair Dowar" in Skyfall), and then the Hollywood blockbuster Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) in which he played Lara Croft’s boyfriend.
In 2002, Craig starred in The Road to Perdition directed by Sam Mendes (the director of Skyfall), receiving critical acclaim for his portrayal of Connor Rooney, the troubled son of crime boss John Rooney, played by Paul Newman. The following year he starred in The Mother, a powerful drama directed by Roger Michell in which he played a young man who has an affair with a sixty year-old woman. This was followed by the role of Ted Hughes, starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Sylvia about the lives of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
In 2004, Craig took leading roles in Enduring Love (again with Ben Whishaw and Helen McCrory, and also Bill Weston and Nick Wilkinson from James Bond fame), directed by Roger Michell, adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel, and Layer Cake (a FSWL favourite), Matthew Vaughn’s successful directorial debut about the contemporary criminal drug scene.
A role in John Maybury’s thriller The Jacket (2005), starring alongside Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley, was followed by the lead in the television adaptation of Robert Harris’ bestselling novel Arcangel (2005), and a leading role in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar nominated Munich (2005) in which two villains from the James Bond series appears, Michael Lonsdale and Mathieu Amalric.
In 2006, Craig played Perry Smith in Infamous opposite Toby Jones as Truman Capote (writer of the best-selling novel “In Cold Blood”) based on the murders committed by Smith and Dick Hickock. He then starred opposite Nicole Kidman and Jeffery Wright (Felix Leiter in CR and QOS) in The Invasion (2007), a horror thriller directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
After Casino Royale (2006), Daniel Craig teamed again with Kidman to star in The Golden Compass (2007) (Eva Green, Christopher Lee and Edward de Souza also appears in the film), based on the first novel in the Philip Pullman trilogy. Followed by Flashbacks of a Fool (2008), written and directed by Baillie Walsh, and then Defiance (2008) directed by Edward Zwick.
In 2008, he returned as James Bond for the second time in Quantum of Solace and this year he is back as Ian Fleming's secret agent in Skyfall.
Alongside his film work, Craig is acknowledged as a highly accomplished stage actor. His credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly, with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at the National Theatre, and in 2002 he was nominated for a London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Number, playing three roles opposite Michael Gambon. In 2009, he starred in A Steady Rain on Broadway alongside Hugh Jackman.
In June 2011, Daniel Craig married famed British actress Rachel Weisz who he had known for several years.
MOVIES WITH DANIEL CRAIG:
2012: Skyfall (James Bond)
2011: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Mikael Blomkvist)
2011: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Red Rackham)
2011: Dream House (Will Atenton)
2011: Cowboys & Aliens (Jake Lonergan)
2008: Defiance (Tuvia Bielski
2008: Quantum of Solace (James Bond)
2008: Flashbacks of a Fool (Adult Joe Scot)
2007: The Golden Compass (Lord Asriel)
2007: The Invasion (Ben Driscoll)
2006: Casino Royale (James Bond)
2006: Infamous (Perry Smith)
2005: Munich (Steve)
2005: Archangel (Prof. Fluke Kelso)
2005: Sorstalanság (US Army Sergeant)
2005: The Jacket (Rudy Mackenzie)
2004: Layer Cake (XXXX)
2004: Enduring Love (Joe)
2003: Sylvia (Ted Hughes)
2003: The Mother (Darren)
2002: Copenhagen (Werner Heisenberg)
2002: Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (Cecil)
2002: Road to Perdition (Connor Rooney)
2001: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Alex West)
2001: Sword of Honour (Guy Crouchback)
2000: Hotel Splendide (Ronald Blanche)
2000: Some Voices (Ray)
2000: I Dreamed of Africa (Declan Fielding)
2000: Love & Rage (James Lynchehaun)
1999: Shockers: The Visitor (Richard)
1999: The Trench (Sgt. Telford Winter)
1998: Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (George Dyer)
1998: Elizabeth (John Ballard)
1997: Obsession (John MacHale)
1997: The Ice House (D.S. Andy McLoughlin)
1996: Saint-Ex (Guillaumet)
1996: Kiss and Tell (Matt Kearney)
1996: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (James 'Jemmy' Seagrave)
1995: A Kid in King Arthur's Court (Master Kane)
1993: Sharpe's Eagle (Berry)
1992: The Power of One (Sgt. Botha)
Birthdays for other James Bond film actors on From Sweden With Love:
>George Lazenby (September 5)
>Roger Moore (October 14)
>Sean Connery (August 25)
>Pierce Brosnan (May 16)
>Timothy Dalton (March 21)
Daniel Craig in Stockholm promoting Quantum of Solace, October 14, 2008. Photo by Marie Regmert. © 2008 From Sweden With Love.
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