Biography Channel Daniel Craig (2010)
Actor. Born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, in Chester, England. Craig grew up near Liverpool, and enjoyed going to the theater with his mother and sisters. Many of his mother's friends were actors, and he felt drawn to the profession. "I kind of fell in love with the idea of acting... I liked the idea of it—you know, shouting a lot and dressing up and all that," Craig told Interview magazine. Craig moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre, and then studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, Craig made his film debut in The Power of One (1992), a 1950s drama set in South Africa. His career then received a substantial boost with his role in the 1996 BBC miniseries Our Friends in the North. The serial drama experienced great critical reception, and won several major awards in the year following its broadcast, including two British Academy Television Awards, four Royal Television Society Awards and two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.