The actor's stand-out performance was lauded by critics and fans alike.
He then demonstrated his range when he starred as poet Ted Hughes in the drama Around this time, rumors had begun to swirl about Craig becoming the next actor to play the role of legendary spy James Bond.
Former reporter Dan Evans, 38, claimed he heard a message from bed-hopping Craig, 45, on Kate’s answerphone saying: “I love you, I love you, I love you.”Kate, 40, dated Craig in 2004 after meeting when he gave her acting classes. I love you.”The Groucho is a club in Soho, London, used by Britain’s showbiz elite.
He's dressed in sombre casuals – a navy cardigan, blue shirt and black trousers, all perfectly co-ordinated to accentuate those startling blue eyes and that sandy blond hair.
He looks like you'd expect – rugged and raw – though his physique is not as ripped as when he emerged from the ocean in his first Bond outing, 2006's Casino Royale, with just a pair of tiny trunks to protect his modesty.
Daniel Wroughton Craig was born on March 2, 1968, in Chester, England.
Craig grew up near Liverpool, and enjoyed going to the theater with his mother and sisters.
Knightsbridge seems as good a place as any to meet Daniel Craig.
The home of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, it's the sort of neighbourhood James Bond might visit – in his Aston Martin, naturally – to stock up on Beluga and Bollinger.
Another important role came in 1998 with the film , a biopic about the artist Francis Bacon (played by Derek Jacobi).
Craig co-starred as Bacon's lover George Dyer, a small-time thief.
It was in 2005 the now defunct Sunday tabloid revealed details of Craig’s and Sienna’s affair.
Evans, appearing as a prosecution witness, has already admitted conspiracy to hack phones at the Sunday Mirror between February 2003 and January 2005.
Back then, he pumped iron "to get as big and as beefy as possible", all part of rebuilding the Bond character for the modern age.