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Daniel Craig to be new James Bond

Bristish actor Daniel Craig will replace Pierce Brosnan as the new James Bond

BY A CORRESPONDENT

British Star Daniel Craig, who acted in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth, has been chosen for the coveted James Bond role replacing Pierce Brosnan.

Daniel Craig is 37 years old. He was named British actor of the year by the London Film Critics Circle in early 2005. Daniel Craig earnd this honour for his role in the movie Enduring Love.

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Pierece Brosnan has been James Bond for quite some time now, and the job was rumoured to be coveted by another British actor British actor Clive Owen as well as Daniel Craig. However, Owen has denied this, as he felt that the role of James Bond is too limiting. That is true - it is still difficult to think about Pierce Brosnan as anyone toher than James Bond, however great his acting may be.

Other names mentioned at different times in connection with the 007 role included Eric Bana, Jude Law, Heath Ledger, Ewan McGregor, Dougray Scott and Australian Hugh Jackman. A versatile performer, Craig was named British actor of the year by the London Film Critics Circle earlier this year for his role in the Ian McEwan thriller 'Enduring Love'.

In 2004, daniel Craig played a cocaine dealer in Matthew Vaughn's gangster thriller 'Layer Cake' and poet Ted Hughes, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, in 'Sylvia'.

Daniel Craig was born Chester in 1968. Craig grew up in Liverpool and trained at London's National Youth Theatre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Fellow students included Ewan McGregor and Joseph Fiennes. 

It was a BBC BBC Two series called Our Friends in the North in 1996 that launched Daniel Craig's career. Elizabeth and The Trench earned him critical accalim. In 2001, Daniel played ex-boyfriend to Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. he also had a much applauded performance in Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition playing Paul Newman's psychotic son.

Daniel Craig's most recent noted film has been The Mother, in which Craig played the lover of his girlfriend's 64-year-old mother.

That is quite a journey from being Lara Croft's ex-boyfriend to James Bond 007!

BY A CORRESPONDENT

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