Daniel CRAIG

* 02.03.1968, Chester, Cheshire, England, GB

Schauspieler * sammelt erste Bühnenerfahrungen in Schulaufführungen (Oliver; Cinderella) * mit 16 Jahren geht nach London und schließt sich dem „National Youth Theatr“e an * 1988-91 studiert Schauspiel an der „Guildhall School of Music and Drama * arbeitet an diversen Bühnen der britischen Hauptstadt (Angels in America, 1993; Hurly Burly, 1997) * 1991 gibt sein Kinodebüt in The Power of One - in den folgenden fünf Jahren wirkt hauptsächlich in Fernsehproduktionen mit (Serie Our Friends in the North, 1996; The Ice House, 1997) * ab 1996 übernimmt abwechselnd Haupt- (Obsession, 1996; The Mother, 2002) und Nebenrollen (Elizabeth, 1997; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2000; Road to Perdition, 2001) und spielt sich langsam in den Vordergrund * 2004 feiert als Drogendealer in dem Thriller Layer Cake einen großen kommerziellen Erfolg * 2005 wird als Nachfolger von Pierce Brosnan zum neuen James-Bond-Darsteller auserkoren ("When [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli] rang me to tell me I'd got the part, I was buying dishwashing tablets in Whole Foods. I promptly dropped them and went and bought a bottle of vodka!") und von vielen Fans und Kritikern in diesem Part zunächst abgelehnt ("They [diehard James Bond fans] hate me. They don't think I'm right for the role. It's as simple as that. They're passionate about it, which I understand, but I do wish they'd reserve judgment.") - kann allerdings mit seiner Interpretation der Rolle die Gegner überzeugen und sich an der Kinokasse behaupten * 2009 Debüt am Broadway an der Seite von Hugh Jackman in A Steady Rain * verheiratet mit Rachel Weisz (2. Ehefrau, seit 2011)


"I always wanted to be an actor. I had the arrogance to believe I couldn't be anything else."

"Daniel Craig is a far grittier Bond. I think that makes him a more real Bond. He's so good at being gritty. I mean he looks like a killer. Whereas, I look like a decrepit lover." Roger Moore

FILMS

The Power of One (Im Glanz der Sonne, 1991-USA; R: John G. Avildsen, B: Robert Mark Kamen, K: Dean Semler, M: Hans Zimmer, D: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, John Gielgud & Morgan Freeman / Daniel Craig: Sergeant Botha) 127m-Drama (Roman von Bryce Courtney, 1989) (05-07; 9203)

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (Knightskater, 1994-USA; R: Michael Gottlieb, B: Michael Part, Robert L. Levy, K: Elemer Ragalyi, M: J.A.C. Redford, D: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland, Art Malik / Daniel Craig: Master Kane) 90m-Fantasykomödie (08-10; 9508)

Saint-Ex (Saint-Ex, 1994-GB; R: Anand Tucker, B: Frank Cottrell Boyce, K: David Johnson, M: Barrington Pheloung, D: Bruno Ganz, Miranda Richardson, Janet McTeer / Daniel Craig: Guillaumet) 86m-Biografie (09-?; 9606-BBFC)

Obsession (1996-D/F * Peter Sehr ... John MacHale) (07-09; 9708)

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (Love Is the Devil, 1997-GB; R+B: John Maybury, K: John Mathieson, M: Ryuichi Sakamoto, D: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig: George Dyer, Anne Lambton, Karl Johnson, Annabel Brooks, Adrian Scarborough & Tilda Swinton) 90m-Künstlerdrama (05-06; 9809)

Elizabeth (Elizabeth, 1997-GB * Shekhar Kapur ... John Ballard) (09-12; 9810)

Love and Rage (Liebe und Leidenschaft, 1997/98-D/GB/IRL; R: Cathal Black, B: Brian Lynch, K: Slawomir Idziak, M: Ralf Wienrich, D: Greta Scacchi ° Daniel Craig: James Lynchehaun) 100m-Drama (Buch The Playboy and The Yellow Lady von James Carney, 1986) (11-01; 0202-IRL > limited release)

I Dreamed of Africa (Ich träumte von Afrika, 1998-USA; R: Hugh Hudson, B: Paula Milne, Susan Shilliday, K: Bernard Lutic, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Eva Marie Saint, Liam Aiken / Daniel Craig: Declan Fielding) 112/5m-Drama (Buch von Kuki Gallmann, 1991) (08-11; 0005)

The Trench / La tranchée (Der Schützengraben, 1998/99-GB/F; R+B: William Boyd, K: Tony Pierce-Roberts, M: Evelyn Glennie & Greg Malcangi, D: Paul Nicholls ° Daniel Craig: Sergeant Telford Winter ° Julian Rhind-Tutt) 98m-Kriegsdrama (11-?; 9909)

Hotel Splendide (Hotel Splendide, 1999-GB/F; R+B: Terence Gross, K: Gyula Pados, M: Mark Tschanz, D: Toni Collette, Daniel Craig: Ronald Blanche, Katrin Cartlidge) 98m-Drama (03-04; 0009)

Some Voices (Some Voices, 1999-GB; R: Simon Cellan Jones, B: Joe Penhall, K: David Odd, M: Adrian Johnston, D: Daniel Craig: Ray * David Morrissey * Kelly Macdonald) 101m-Psychodrama (Bühnenstück von Joe Penhall, 1994) (09-10; 0008)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2000-USA * Simon West ... Alex West) (07-11; 0106)

Road to Perdition (Road to Perdition, 2001-USA * Sam Mendes ... Connor Rooney) (03-06; 0207)

Ten Minutes Older - The Cello (2002-D/GB > 7-Addicted to the Stars * R+B: Michael Radford, K: Pascal Rabaud, M: Jocelyn Pook, D: Daniel Craig: Cecil Thomas, Charles Simon) 106m-Episodenfilm (0306)

The Mother (Die Mutter, 2002-GB; R: Roger Michell, B: Hanif Kureishi, K: Alwin Küchler, M: Jeremy Sams, D: Anne Reid * Daniel Craig: Darren) 112m-Drama (06-07; 0311)

Sylvia (Sylvia, 2002/03-GB; R: Christine Jeffs, B: John Brownlow, K: John Toon, M: Gabriel Yared, D: Gwyneth Paltrow * Daniel Craig: Ted Hughes, Jared Harris, Amira Casar & Blythe Danner & Michael Gambon) 114m-Biopicdrama (10-02?03; 0401)

Layer Cake (Layer Cake, 2003-GB; R: Matthew Vaughn, B: J.J. Connolly, K: Ben Davis, M: Lisa Gerrard & Ilan Eshkeri, D: Daniel Craig: XXXX, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham, George Harris, Jamie Foreman, Sienna Miller & Michael Gambon) 105m-Thriller (Roman von J.J. Connolly, 2000) (06-08; 0410)

Enduring Love (Enduring Love * Liebeswahn, 2003-GB; R: Roger Michell, B: Joe Penhall, K: Haris Zambarloukos, M: Jeremy Sams, D: Daniel Craig: Joe * Rhys Ifans * Samantha Morton) 100m-Psychodrama (Roman von Ian McEwan, 1997) (09-11; 0411)

The Jacket (The Jacket, 2004-USA/D; R: John Maybury, B: Massy Tadjedin, K: Peter Deming, M: Brian Eno, D: Adrien Brody * Keira Knightley * Kris Kristofferson * Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro & Daniel Craig: Rudy Mackenzie) 103m-Psychothriller (01-03; 0503)

Sorstalanság / Fateless - Roman eines Schicksallosen / Fateless (2003-04-H/D/GB; R: Lajos Koltai, B: Imre Kertesz, K: Guyla Pados, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Marcell Nagy, Aron Dimeny, Andras M. Kecskes, Jozsef Gyabronka, Endre Harkanyi, Bela Dora, Balint Pentek, Daniel Szabo, Zsolt Der, Janos Ban, Judit Schell, Adam Rajhona, György Barko & Daniel Craig: amerikanischer Sergeant) 140m-Drama (Roman von Imre Kertesz, 1975) (12+01-02+05-06; 0502 > the production unexpectedly ran out of money halfway through and halted for several months in order to find new investors.)

Infamous (Kaltes Blut - Auf den Spuren von Truman Capote, 2005-USA; R+B: Douglas McGrath, K: Bruno Delbonnel, M: Rachel Portman, D: Toby Jones * Sandra Bullock * Daniel Craig: Perry Smith) 118m-Drama (Buch von George Plimpton, 1997) (02-?; 0610)

Munich (München, 2005-USA; R: Steven Spielberg, B: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, K: Janusz Kaminski, M: John Williams, D: Eric Bana * Daniel Craig: Steve * Ciaran Hinds * Mathieu Kassovitz * Hanns Zischler & Geoffrey Rush) 164m-Politthriller (Buch Vengeance von George Jonas, 1984) (06-09; 0512)

The Invasion (Invasion, 2005-USA; R: Oliver Hirschbiegel, B: David/Dave Kajganich, K: Rainer Klausmann, M: John Ottman, D: Nicole Kidman * Daniel Craig: Ben Driscoll) 99m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (Roman The Body Snatchers von Jack Finney, 1955) (09-12/+01.07; 0708)

Casino Royale / James Bond 007: Casino Royale (2006-GB/CZ/D/USA * Martin Campbell ... James Bond) (Roman von Ian Fleming) (01-07; 0611)

The Golden Compass (Der Goldene Kompass, 2006/07-USA; R+B: Chris Weitz, K: Henry Braham, M: Alexandre Desplat, D: Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Eva Green & Daniel Craig: Lord Asriel) 113m-Fantasyabenteuer (Roman Northern Lights von Philip Pullman, 1995) (09-01; 0712)

Flashbacks of a Fool (Flashbacks of a Fool, 2007-GB; R+B: Baillie Walsh, K: John Mathieson, M: Richard Hartley, D: Daniel Craig: Joe Scot, Harry Eden) 114m-Drama (05-?; 0804)

Defiance (Defiance - Für meine Brüder, die niemals aufgaben * Unbeugsam - Defiance, 2007-USA; R: Edward Zwick, B: Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, K: Eduardo Serra, M: James Newton Howard, D: Daniel Craig: Tuvia [Tewje] Bielski, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner) 137m-Kriegsdrama (Buch Defiance: The Bielski Partisans von Nechama Tec, 1993) (08-12; 0901)

Quantum of Solace (James Bond 007: Ein Quantum Trost, 2008-GB * Marc Forster ... James Bond) (0810)

Dream House (Dream House, 2010-USA; R: Jim Sheridan, B: David Loucka, K: Caleb Deschanel, M: John Debney, D: Daniel Craig: Will Atenton * Naomi Watts * Rachel Weisz) 92m-Mysterythriller (02-04; 1109)

Cowboys & Aliens (Cowboys & Aliens, 2010-USA; R: Jon Favreau, B: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, K: Matthew Libatique, M: Harry Gregson-Williams, D: Daniel Craig: Jake Lonergan * Harrison Ford) 118m-Sci-Fi-Western (06-09; 1107)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2010/11-USA * David Fincher ... Mikael Blomkvist) (Roman von Stieg Larsson) (09-04; 1112)

Skyfall (Skyfall, 2011/12-GB/USA; R: Sam Mendes, B: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan, K: Roger Deakins, M: Thomas Newman, D: Daniel Craig: James Bond, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe & Albert Finney & Judi Dench) 143m-Actiondrama (11-05; 1210)

Spectre (James Bond 007: Spectre, 2014/15-GB/USA; R: Sam Mendes, B: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth, K: Hoyte van Hoytema, M: Thomas Newman, D: Daniel Craig: James Bond, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David/Dave Bautista & Monica Bellucci & Ralph Fiennes) 148m-Agententhriller (12-07; 1510)

AWARD

London Critics Circle Film Award (britischer Darsteller des Jahres) für Enduring Love (2005)

BOOKS

Daniel O'Brien: Daniel Craig - Ultimate Professional. Richmond: Reynolds & Hearn, 2007

Sarah Marshall: Daniel Craig - The Biography. London: John Blake Publishing, 2007

Tina Ogle: Daniel Craig: The Illustrated Biography. [?]: Carlton Books, 2009

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