Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor who trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, beginning his career on stage. His film debut was in the drama The Power of One. Other early appearances were in the biographical film Elizabeth and the Disney family film A Kid in King Arthur's Court, as well as in the historical war drama television series Sharpe's Eagle and the action-adventure drama series Zorro. Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in cinemas worldwide in November 2006.
Craig's appearances in the British television film Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, the indie war film The Trench, and the drama Some Voices attracted the film industry's attention. This led to roles in bigger productions such as the action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the crime thriller Road to Perdition, the crime thriller Layer Cake, and the Steven Spielberg historical drama Munich.