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Quantum Of Solace


Quantum of Solace

Throughout his early career, Daniel Craig enjoyed the anonymity that comes with not being an A-list actor. That changed, however, when it was announced that he was considered for the role of James Bond in the adaptation of Ian Flemings’ Casino Royale. Craig denied rumours that he was offered a three-picture deal –at the time, Pierce Brosnan was still in the running to continue his reign as the famed British agent. But rumours were enough to blow the lid off Craig’s obscurity and thrust the actor known to loathe publicity into the limelight, especially after he did indeed become the sixth actor to play 007. Even if he wasn’t considered for the role, his increasingly high-profile work would have made him a star regardless.

Born in Chester – England’s walled city – Craig grew up in nearby Liverpool, where his mother studied art at university and his stepfather, the painter Max Blond, plied his craft. At 16, he moved to London to train at the National Youth Theatre and later the classically-schooled actor graduated from the esteemed Guildhall School of Music and Drama and in 1992 made his film debut in the little-known Australian/American co-production, The Power of One, which also featured Morgan Freeman.

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