In late September 2008, Daniel found himself unable to attend Ed Wilson's tribute, a theatre director Daniel had studied under while in National Youth Theatre, because of prior commitments. Instead, Daniel donated to the bursary created in the name of his former director.
Daniel was chosen as one of People magazine's 'Sexiest Men Alive' for 2007.
On June 19, 2007 Daniel was one of 115 people to be admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group who's members vote on Academy Award nomination ballots.
Veteran Bond girl Honour Blackman praised Daniel's performance in his first James Bond film, Casino Royale.
In the annual GQ list of stylish celebrities (2007), Daniel was named the best-dressed man in Britain.
The British Home Office have granted a real passport to Daniel under the name of his 007 character 'James Bond'.
Daniel's height is 5' 11" (1.80 m).
Following the 2007 Oscars, it was revealed that Daniel had hired two body doubles as he was nervous that an obsessed female fan would turn up and harass him. The fan, from New Orleans, has been following Daniel's moves whenever he is in the USA, and even threatened to handcuff herself to him if she got near him at either the Academy Awards or the Vanity Fair after-show party.
In December 2006, Daniel was voted the world's sexiest man in a poll conducted by condom maker Durex, after showing off his toned muscles in Casino Royale.
Daniel officially accepted the James Bond role in October, 2005. Daniel was the first blond James Bond, and the sixth actor to play the character.
Daniel's favorite icecream flavor is vanilla.
Daniel was previously married to British actress Fiona Loudon. They have one daughter together.
Daniel had a short but very public affair with super model Kate Moss.
Daniel: I'd always wanted to be an actor. My earliest memories are of dressing up, trying to get a lot of attention. I'd love to act, and I come from an artistic family in some respects. It's a great outlet, and at it's very best it sort of changes people's opinions about things, and attitudes towards things, whatever you do it's political, and everything you do should be political- you should be trying to make a point about something. And if you can manage to do that, then you're succeeding as an artist.
Daniel: I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations.
Daniel: (revealing he will have plastic surgery in the future to cover injuries sustained during filming for Quantum of Solace) It's what happens when you do something like this. I got tagged in a fight sequence and needed eight stitches. Plastic surgery? Give it five years.
Daniel: I've never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it's just too many lines.
Daniel: (on Nicole Kidman) She turns me on. Not in a sordid, horrible way. Well, come to think of it...
Daniel: (on the movie Casino Royale) It's not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts. Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living. I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape. Thank God I did, because I did as many of the stunts as I could - I got injured, I got hurt, but I never missed a day filming. Touch wood, I never will. It was important to do all that, yeah.
Daniel: (on his Bond action figure) [Laughs] It's home at the moment, sitting on my kitchen table. I don't think you can ever be happy with it - he scowls a lot! He may need to soften up a little bit.
Daniel: (on the criticism from Bond fans when he was first cast) Well, I get it. There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond - and so have I. But I was being criticised before I had presented anything, so it was name calling. I just had to be quiet and say, "Forget it. I can't think about it. I have to move forward and concentrate on getting this job right."
Daniel: (About meeting Steven Spielberg for the first time) Terrifying. Well, not terrifying, it was actually great for me to meet Spielberg, I just had one of those phone calls like, Steven Spielberg wants to meet you, and I thought "f*ck off, you've got to be joking." Next thing I'm on a train to Paris. I went into the meeting and walked out and went, "that went quite well."
Fred Topel: The minimum bid for your autograph is $150. How does that make you feel?
Daniel: I don't care, really. You'll be mistaking me for one of those actors who gives a f*** [about status].
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