Daniel Craig was born in Chester, Cheshire, England and raised nearby on the Wirral Peninsula.

Jewish people really seem to want Craig to be part of their faith and history because he played Jews in several films.1 But he’s not. It was another role that brought out his views on religion.

The actor appeared in the film The Golden Compass, which was criticized for being anti-religion. Craig, while defending the movie from these criticisms, summed up his views on religion succinctly:

I’ve never been religious and I’m not a church-goer, but I do find religion fascinating because it has such a huge impact on our lives.2

Despite this profession, Craig does not appear on any celebrity atheist or agnostic lists, underlying the fact that he is relatively tight-lipped on the subject.

Politicians are shitheads, except Obama of course

If Craig is dismissive about religion, he is spits on politics–or at least politicians who try to schmooze up actors.

Politicians are shitheads. That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones. We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They’ll turn around and stab you in the fucking back.3

He is especially critical of Tony Blair for pandering to those in his profession. But that doesn’t mean he’s conservative. He grew up and started acting in the liberal crowd in Liverpool, and apparently still holds onto some of those beliefs. And he admires outspokenly liberal American actor George Clooney for being an eloquent political spokesman.4

And although he can’t vote in elections in the US, he’s a big Obama fan. He caught Obama fever in 2008 just like many of his Hollywood peers:

Barack Obama is pushing things in the right direction. . . . I’m hopeful for the first time in a long, long while. It’s one of the most exciting elections in my lifetime.5

On the wave of Obama’s victorious 2008 election, Craig took the opportunity to speak about his concern for racial equality. He said,

If we can have a black US president we can have a black James Bond.6

So he’s liberal for sure, and undoubtedly has plenty of views he’s not sharing with the rest of us. But aside from his loathing of all politicians except Obama, he’s not going to enter the political arena.

  1. Let My People Go Daniel Craig! Jewlicious. []
  2. Daniel Craig: My New Movie Is Not Anti-Religion. Daily Record. []
  3. Daniel Craig: ‘Politicians Are Shitheads, Backstabbers.’ Huffington Post. []
  4. Daniel Craig: ‘Politicians Are Shitheads, Backstabbers.’ Huffington Post. []
  5. Daniel “James Bond” Craig Speaks Out For Obama. Huffington Post. []
  6. ‘The next James Bond star should be black,’ says Daniel Craig as he salutes Barack Obama. Mail Online. []