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Daniel Craig: The Illustrated Biography looks at the life of this notoriously private actor, including his film and television appearances, his two-year marriage to Fiona Loudon, his long-standing relationship with Heike Makatsche, and his now wife Rachel Weisz.
From humble beginnings in the Wirral, Merseyside in England where his mother was an art teacher and his father was the landlord of the Ring O'Bells pub, Daniel Craig has worked long and hard to the high-profile career and international acclaim that are now his. Leaving home at the age of sixteen to join the National Youth Theatre in London, Daniel studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before landing a series of minor roles in British television series. His first major break in a leading TV role came in the BBC TV series Our Friends In The North in 1996, when he was twenty-seven years old. Further TV work followed until he landed the role of Angelina Jolie's lover in the 2001 movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Establishing his Hollywood credentials, Daniel went on to appear in movies such as Sword of Honour, Road to Perdition and Layer Cake. In 2005 he became the sixth official screen Bond in the twenty-first Bond move, Casino Royale. In 2012 he starred in Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond film.