Daniel Craig: Signed on to play "James Bond"

Daniel CraigDaniel Wroughton Craig born on March 2, 1968 the blue-eyed, blond-haired actor grew up in Liverpool before moving to London to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Craig made his film debut in The Power of One (1992), and has often appeared on British television in miniseries and TV movies including Our Friends in the North, Moll Flanders, The Ice House and Copenhagen. British movie audiences know him best as the star of such films as Love & Rage, The Trench, Some Voices, and Hotel Splendide. He has also appeared in supporting roles in I Dreamed of Africa, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and with Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition. Throughout 2005, rumors of Daniel Craig appearing on a short list of actors chosen to star in the James Bond and Craig was soon turn into international stardom as the new James Bond in Casino Royale, co-starring French hottie Eva Green in the role of vixen Vesper Lynd, along with Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen as the villainous Le Chiffre. Then Craig also next stars in his second Bond film, Quantum of Solace last year.

Throughout his early career, actor Daniel Craig enjoyed the anonymity that comes with not being an A-list actor talent. He is an actor and film producer. Craig early film roles includes "The Power of One, A Kid in King Arthur's Court" and the television episodes "Sharpe's Eagle, Zorro" and "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Daredevils of the Desert". In early 2001, Craig expressed an interest in being a part of the Star Trek franchise, professing his love of the series to the World Entertainment News Network and a desire to have a "stint in the TV show or a film. It's been a secret ambition for years”.On 16 March 2007, Craig made a cameo appearance as himself in a sketch with Catherine Tate who appeared in the guise of her character Elaine Figgis from The Catherine Tate Show. The sketch was made for the BBC Red Nose Day 2007 fund raising program.

This year, Daniel is working with Hugh Jackman on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre in a limited engagement of the play A Steady Rain, opening in previews on September 10, 2009 and closing on December 6, 2009.

By 2011 there will be another James Bond Film starring himself as James Bond in the movie “Bond 23”. It is already in pre-production because this has been in the planning since they even started making Quantum of Solace. The studio is planning a 2010 release while the producer states it will be out in 2011.

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