Daniel Craig's proud mother

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 November 2008
Daniel Craig and Bond girls

Daniel Craig with the latest Bond girls

Daniel Craig's mother didn't want him to be an actor and tried to persuade him to go to university instead of drama school

Daniel Craig's mother didn't want him to be an actor.

The 40-year-old star - who reprises his role as British spy James Bond for a second time in new movie 'Quantum of Solace' - was advised by Carol not to give up studying for his A-levels in order to go to drama school when he was 16 because she was afraid he would not be successful.

Carol revealed: "It must have been hard for him. He knew I had my heart set on university for him. I knew he was clever enough to go, so giving up his A-Levels wasn't an easy decision. I didn't want this to be a kind of whim. I knew he had potential. I didn't want to see it wasted."

Despite her initial reservations, Carol is incredibly proud of her son - who ignored his mother's advice to accept a place at the National Youth Theatre - and believes his big screen success is testament to his unwavering self-belief.

She added: "I knew in me heart he would make it, but as a mother you worry."

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