He was born on March 2, 1968 in Chester, England.
He played rugby for Hoylake Rugby Club.
Moved to London at the age of 16 to join the National Youth Theatre.
His first major leading role on screen was a co-starring part in the 1996 BBC Television serial Our Friends In The North.
He was previously married to British acress Fiona Loudon and has one child, Ella, who was born in 1992.
Is Chairman of the Honorary Board Of Directors of the NGO "STOP", Stop Trafficking Of People.
Other films he has appeared in are: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road To Perdition, Layer Cake, Sword Of Honour, Sylvia, Enduring Love & Munich.
He signed a three-film contract on October 14th 2005 to become the sixth actor to portray a famous fictional character. There was controversy among fans because of his height 5'11" (2 inches shorter than all the previous actors portraying this character) and due to his hair color.
Despite the controversy the film and his performance in it has been widely critically praised.
On a personal note ~ This weeks Hump Day Hottie blew me away when I saw his performance in Casino Royale. I can't decide whether he looked better in his itty bitty swimsuit or his tuxedo.
Due to his visual magnificence I included 3 photos.
This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Daniel Craig as James Bond 007