Quantum of Solace Cast

Daniel Craig

James Bond

A relative unknown to North American audiences just a few years ago, Daniel Craig made his name through theater, television and film across the pond. Working on stage with the Peter Hall Company of Old Vic and the National Theatre, Craig appeared in productions such as Hurlyburly and Angels in America.

In 1992, he landed the role of Sergeant Botha in the feature film, The Power of One. He went on to find more work with supporting work in films such as A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995), Obsession (1997) and Elizabeth (1998).

Following the success of Elizabeth, Craig went on to star in a number of films for which he received awards. His portrayal of George Dyer in Love is the Devil won him an award from the Edinburgh International Film Festival for Best British Performance. The next year he was nominated for Best Actor by the British Independent Film Awards for his work in The Trench (1999), and the year after that he won the honor, playing Ray in Some Voices (2000).

On television, Craig has appeared in a number of popular British shows seen in the United States, among them The Icehouse, Moll Flanders, Kiss And Tell and Our Friends In The North. He has even appeared in an episode of the Lucas-produced television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

He started off the new millennium with a number of feature films including Hotel Splendide (2000), I Dreamed of Africa (2000) starring Kim Basinger, and Tomb Raider (2001) starring Angelina Jolie. In 2005 he received a London Critics Circle Film Award as British Actor of the Year for Enduring Love (2004).

In October 2005, it was announced that he would be the first blond actor to take on the role of James Bond, earning him international status.

Judi Dench

Judi Dench

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Born in Yorkshire England, Judi attended Mount School, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Her first appearance on stage was in a play at her Quaker junior school. She played a snail.

Since her theater debut, she has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre.

The number of awards won for her performances in theater, film and television is phenomenal. She is a ten-time BAFTA winner including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for A Fine Romance (1981) in which she appeared with her husband, Michael Williams, and Best Supporting Actress in A Handful of Dust (1988) and A Room with a View (1986). She received an ACE award for her performance in the television series Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1985). She made history in 1996 as the first person to win two Olivier awards (for British theater) for different roles. She has been nominated five times for an Academy award, including for her work in Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005). She won the golden statuette in 1999 for an eight-minute performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998). She also received a Tony award for her work in the Broadway production of Amy's View. In 2007, she received yet another Academy Award nomination for her work in Notes on a Scandal (2006).

In 1970 she was awarded the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire), and in 1988, she was named Dame of the British Empire, for a career marked by outstanding performances in both classical and contemporary roles.

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright

Felix Leiter

Jeffrey Wright was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He studied political science at Amherst College and intended to become a lawyer until his interests turned to acting in his senior year.

Over a short period of time, Wright accomplished a variety of roles in both stage and film. In the Broadway production of Angels in America, Wright played the tough, flamboyant male nurse Belize and won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony awards for his performance. Theatergoers also remember Wright in the key speaking role of Da Voice in Bring in da Noise, Bring in Da Funk and as The Fool in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear.

His first film hit came in 1996 with the acclaimed film Basquiat. Playing the lead role of Jean Michel Basquiat, his performance and the film were praised by critics and nominated for numerous awards.

After working with Woody Allen in the film Celebrity, Wright landed lead roles in films such as Ride with the Devil, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Shaft as well as solid parts in Hamlet playing the Gravedigger and D-Tox starring Sylvester Stallone. For his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in the TV movie Boycott (2001), Wright won an AFI Award.

In 2004 his career took a huge leap forward when he won a Golden Globe and a Black Reel award for his supporting role in the TV mini-series, Angels in America, and kept on growing with roles in major films such as The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Lady in the Water (2005) and the Bond film, Casino Royale (2006).

Olga Kurylenk

Olga Kurylenko

Camille

Ukrainian born, OLGA KURYLENKO (Camille) moved to Paris when she was 16 to pursue a career in acting which ran alongside a very successful career as a model in Paris, Milan, New York and London.

Her debut lead film performance came in Diane Bertrand's L'ANNULAIRE, in which Kurylenko played the lead of 'Iris'. She followed this with a role in PARIS JE T'AIME, the high-profile independent film in which a cooperative of acclaimed international directors told their own short stories about each district of Paris. This premiered in Cannes in the summer of 2006.

Also, in 2006, Kurylenko played "Sofia" in Eric Barbier's acclaimed thriller LE SERPENT in which she co-starred with French luminaries Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac and Pierre Richard.

This soon led to her first English-language role in Xavier Gens' HITMAN, produced by Luc Besson, in which she plays the role of "Nika Boronina" opposite Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott and Ulrich Thomsen.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

Agent Fields

Rising star GEMMA ARTERTON (Agent Fields) made her feature film debut starring in the recently released ST. TRINIAN'S directed by Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson. Arterton plays Kelly (The Head Girl) in this modern version of the original St Trinians film. The film co-stars Rupert Everett, Russell Brand and Colin Firth.

Before joining the cast of Bond 22, Arterton had just completed filming 3 AND OUT, directed by Jonathon Girshfield. Arterton plays the role of Frankie in this comedy starring alongside Imelda Staunton and Mackenzie Crook. Also last year, she filmed the crime thriller ROCKNROLLA, directed by Guy Ritchie, co-starring Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton and Mark Strong.

On television, Arterton was seen late last year in Stephen Poliakoff's "Capturing Mary" (BBC). She has also recently finished filming "Lost In Austin" for ITV, directed by Dan Zeff in which she plays the character of Elizabeth Bennett starring alongside Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston and Tom Riley.

On stage, Arterton appeared last year as Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Dominic Dromgoole at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Mathieu Amalric

Mathieu Amalric

Dominic Greene

MATHIEU AMALRIC (Dominic Greene), one of France's leading screen stars, is best known in to cinema audiences for his role as the French information broker, Louis, in Steven Spielberg's MUNICH. He was recently awarded France's César Award for Best Actor for his role in the internationally acclaimed comedy KINGS AND QUEEN, directed by Arnaud Desplechin. Previously, Amalric won the César for Most Promising Actor for his role in Desplechin's MY SEX LIFE.

Amalric began his career as an actor in 1984, appearing in Otar Losseliani's LES FAVORIS DE LA LUNE, and went on to serve as an assistant director to Louis Malle on AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS. As an actor, he has since worked with such leading directors as André Téchiné, Olivier Assayas, Jean-Claude Biette and the Larrieu Brothers. His latest films include Desplechin's UN CONTE DE NOEL, Claude Miller's UN SECRET, Nicolas Klotz's HEART BEAT DETECTOR, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's ACTRICES and Vincent Dieutre's FRAGMENTS SUR LE GRACE. He also appeared in Sofia Coppola's MARIE ANTOINETTE. Amalric has written and directed a number of films including WIMBLEDON STAGE and, most recently, the documentary short LET THEM GROW UP HERE.

Amalric is currently receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of Jean-Dominique Bauby in the Oscar® nominated THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY.