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Son of a steelworker and an art teacher, Daniel Craig was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, England. He was raised in the small town of Prescot, near Liverpool, and relocated to London when he was 16 to train at the National Youth Theatre.

After he graduated from the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Craig's big-screen debut came with a role as Sgt. Botha in 1992's The Power of One, but it wasn't until he played Angelina Jolie's rival in Tomb Raider (2001) that he gained international recognition. Craig advanced his film career further with compelling cinematic choices such as Road to Perdition (2002), Sylvia (playing English poet Ted Hughes), Enduring Love (2004), Layer Cake (2004) and Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated Munich (2005).

In fall 2005, it was announced that Craig would inherit the role of smooth superspy James Bond in the 007 franchise, after Pierce Brosnan.

Daniel Craig in Defiance

Defiance

2008 R

In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers fight back against Nazi soldiers and create a hidden community in the woods of Belarus to protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II.

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