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Born:
March 2, 1968

Hometown:
Chester, England

Daniel Craig

BIO:

Already an established fixture in the world of independent British cinema, Daniel Craig recently garnered critical acclaim for his performance as poet Ted Hughes in Christine Jeffs' Sylvia, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Sylvia Plath. He also co-starred opposite Tom Hanks and Paul Newman in Sam Mendes' The Road to Perdition.

Craig recently completed the crime drama Layer Cake, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and recently starred opposite Samantha Morton and Rhys Ifans in the drama Enduring Love, directed by Roger Michell.

In 2000, Craig won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Some Voices, and was previously nominated in the same category for his performance in William Boyd's The Trench. He also received the Best Actor Award at the 1998 Edinburgh Film Festival for his role in John Maybury's Love is the Devil.

Craig, who grew up in Liverpool and moved to London as a teenager, trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His most recent theater role was at London's Royal Court Theatre starring opposite Michael Gambon in A Number, a new play written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours), for which he was nominated in the Best Actor category of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

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