Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hump Day Hottie

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


playtah said...

OH, YEAH!!!!

He was great in the movie, and he is HOT!

Tara said...

Excuse me while I catch my breath again. Awesome, awesome choice.

He really, really impressed me in "Casino Royale". I was skeptical, but he changed that right away.

I LOVED HIM in the tuxedo. That took my breath away. And just when I thought I could breathe again, he walks out of the ocean with his swimsuit.

Oh he was also in "Munich" which I rented after I saw "Casino Royale" for the first time. He's excellent in that too.

Ashburnite said...

oh yes, YES, YES!!!!!

My GAWD is he sexy! the sexiest Bond yet!

Good call!

Eric said...

I've never been a big fan of all the Bond movies but I have to admit that Casino Royale was pretty awesome, and he was pretty badass as well.

Rachel said...

Playtah ~ I know you heard me make a sound that was a mix between a moan and an Mmmmmmm when he came on screen the first time in his tuxedo and the "Oh my" when he came out in his itty bitty swim suit.
I want to watch that movie again just to admire the view.

Tara ~ I haven't seen Munich yet. I will have to rent it.

Ash ~ Is that a tyoed out Meg Ryan-esque orgasm that I see?

Eric ~ I saw some of the other Bond movies but they were much more campy and tounge in cheek than this one. This one was much better than those.
I never thought that anyone could be better than Sean Connery but I think that Daniel Craig is actually better.

Freckle Face Girl said...

I HAVE to go see that movie! Everyone has said it is amazing.

David in DC said...

Yeah, I suppose he's ok.

If you go for that gorgeous-slab- of-beefcake type.

Lydia said...

Excellent choice, Rachel. I've enjoyed his previous TV and film work, but as Bond I think he's really found his niche. Hopefully he'll be doing many more of those films. A guy who looks great, and can be both suave and menacing is fantastic for the role.

Anonymous said...

the UGLIEST man on the planet. I don't know a single woman who finds him attractive. He don't fit the part. Should have played the villain instead.