Daniel Craig is an English actor known for playing secret agent James Bond in five 007 movies. Craig is the seventh actor to play Bond on-screen, taking over the role from Pierce Brosnan. Pre-Bond, Craig had acting jobs in Elizabeth (1998), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Layer Cake (2004) and the Steven Spielberg movie Munich (2005). Craig’s fifth and final outing as Bond will be in a 007 movie released on February 14, 2020.
Born Daniel Wroughton Craig in Liverpool, England on March 2, 1968, he is an only child. His parents, Timothy and Carol, were the owner of two pubs and an art teacher, respectively.
Daniel has openly said that he is an atheist.
The only instance we found when he went on the record about a higher power was when the actor did the rounds promoting his 2007 fantasy movie The Golden Compass. When he was asked about the controversy surrounding the film with Christians, Craig uttered this tidbit:
“I’ve never been religious and I’m not a church-goer, but I do find religion fascinating because it has such a huge impact on our lives.” (1)
Although Daniel Craig’s past upbringing in working class Liverpool belies a left-leaning bias, he once said, “Politicians are sh*theads.” (2)
Those are the words that Daniel used to describe British politicians. At the time Craig was referring to former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the courting of celebrities in political circles.
“That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones. We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They’ll turn around and stab you in the f*cking back.”
While Dan sounds like he’s not much of a fan of any politician, he has a step-brother who’s a conservative advisor to a later PM, David Cameron. The two might not get along all that well at family get-togethers.
Craig has said that he’s a fan of liberal George Clooney and the way that the American actor approaches political issues.
“George has his finger on the political pulse, and he’s one of those guys who can get up and talk, and I don’t have that,” Daniel explained.
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1: Daily Record