Daniel Craig, one of British theatre’s most famous faces, is the latest James Bond, making his first appearance as 007 in Casino Royale (2006). Craig?s stage debut was with the National Youth Theatre?s (NYT) troupe in London as Agamemnon in Shakespeare’s ‘Troilus And Cressida.’ He failed at repeated auditions at the Guildhall, but eventually his persistence paid off, and in 1988, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican. There, he studied under Colin McCormack alongside Ewan McGregor, Alistair McGowan, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes, among others.
He shot to international fame after playing supporting roles in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ (2001) and Road to Perdition (2002). He was nominated for his performances in the leading role in Layer Cake (2004), and has received numerous other awards and nominations. In October 2005, Craig was named as the sixth actor to portray James Bond, weeks after he finished his work in Munich (2005), where he co-starred with Eric Bana under the directorship of Steven Spielberg.