According to Craig, MGM offered him the role but the Broccoli family never got in touch with him.
Similarly Damian Lewis was asked about rumours surrounding him.
The star said: “By the time they make a decision [on Bond] I’ll be dead.
He was born in Chester, the son of a steel erector and an art teacher. He attended Hilbre High School, West Kirby (near Liverpool) and played rugby at nearby Hoylake Rugby Club.
He moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre, later securing a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
And even though Bond 25 won't be hitting theaters for another two years, big names are already being thrown to play a role that's almost as iconic as the British super spy himself — the next Bond girl!
Online polls have revealed Margot Robbie is the favorite to land the iconic role in the next Everyone wants to know who will replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond — and it looks like we have a NEW frontrunner!
We still aren't sure why they aren't bringing back the Oscar-nominated Rooney Mara.
So who should play the titular hacker, one of the most badass female characters ever on the big screen? He said: With stars like Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and James Norton rumored to play the next James Bond, we still have no idea who will be replacing Daniel Craig in the coveted role.
Born the year after the release of You Only Live Twice, Craig is the first James Bond actor to be born after the start of the film series, also making him the first Bond actor to be born after Ian Fleming died.
Much media attention has also been given to him for being the "blondest" official Bond actor.
Craig signed a three-film contract, with the first, Casino Royale, to begin filming in January 2006 with an expected release of November 2006.