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Daniel Wroughton Craig was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, England to Tim Craig and Carol Olivia Craig. After his parents divorced in 1972, his mother, who first persuaded Craig to venture into the world of theatre, raised Craig and his old sister in Hoylake, Wirral. At the age of 6, Craig made his performance debut in his school's production of Oliver! and was immediately hooked on the idea of a career in acting. He moved to London as soon as he turned 16 to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and perform with the National Youth Theatre. Ensuing his graduation, Craig landed his first film role in the drama The Power of One (1992).
Craig's career began to flourish with his role in the BBC miniseries Our Friends in the North (1996) in which his performance received critical appraise and the film won two British Academy Television Awards and four Royal Television Society Awards. His momentum continued with roles in Elizabeth (1998) opposite Cate Blanchett and the Francis Bacon biopic Love Is The Devil (1998) as Bacon's lover George Dyer in which Craig refers to as "the first film I did that 'made me.'"
Craig's big-screen debut came in 2001, when he played Angelina Jolie's character's love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Despite the critics' poor appraisal of the film, audiences across the nation embraced the video-game inspired flick, resulting in a No. 1 position at the box office. He then rebounded with a serious role and memorable performance in the crime-thriller Road to Perdition (2002) opposite Tom Hanks, followed by a role in the biopic Sylvia (2003) with Gwyneth Paltrow.
During his time as James Bond, Craig performed in various projects, including the science-fiction thriller The Invasion (2007) opposite Nicole Kidman, the fantasy film The Golden Compass (2007), again with Kidman, the drama Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) and the Holocaust drama Defiance (2008).