Daniel Wroughton Craig CMG is an English actor who gained international fame playing the secret agent James Bond in the film series, beginning with Casino Royale and in four further instalments, up to No Time to Die.
Daniel Craig Biography
|Real Name||Daniel Wroughton Craig|
|Profession||Actor and Film Producer|
|Height||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 47 Inches
– Waist: 31 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
|Date of Birth||2 March 1968|
|Age (as in 2022)||54 Years|
|Birth Place||Chester, Cheshire, England|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Pisces|
|Hometown||Primrose Hill, London, England|
|School||Holy Trinity Primary School, Hilbre High School|
|College||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Tim Craig
Mother– Carol Olivia Craig
Brother– Harry Craig
Sister– Lea Craig
|Favourite Food||Italian Food|
|Favourite Actor||Robert Altman, Sean Connery|
|Favourite Book||His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)|
|Favourite Movie||From Russia with Love|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Fiona Loudon (1991-1994),
Heike Makatsch (1996-2004),
Kate Moss (2004),
Satsuki Mitchell (2004-2010),
Sienna Miller (2005) and
Rachel Weisz (December 2010-Present)
|Wife/Spouse||Rachel Weisz (m. 2011), Fiona Loudon (m. 1992–1994)|
Daughter– Ella Craig (Mother- Fiona Loudon)
|Cars Collection||Audi S6, Lexus Rx 350, Aston Martin Vantage Roadster|
Daniel Craig Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 2, 1968 (54 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Voice Actor|
Daniel Wroughton Craig was born in Chester, England, on March 2, 1968. His mother, Carol Olivia (née Williams), was an art teacher, and his father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig, was in the Merchant Navy before becoming the landlord of two pubs in Cheshire. He has an older sister, Lea. Following his parents’ divorce, Craig and his sister moved with their mother to Liverpool. There, he briefly attended Calday Grange Grammar School. Craig was first introduced to serious acting by his mother, who took him to Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre. However, he had been acting in school plays since he was six years old. When he was sixteen, he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre. Consequently, he left school and moved to London, where he financed his training by working part-time in restaurants. Eventually, he became a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and graduated in 1991.
Craig married actress Fiona Loudon in 1992, and they divorced in 1994. Together, they share one daughter, Ella. He then was romantically linked to German actress Heike Makatsch and film producer Satsuki Mitchell. He married actress Rachel Weisz in June 2011, after less than a year of dating, and they have a daughter, born in 2018.
Daniel Craig Famous Movies
- The Power Of One
- Lara Croft
- James Bond Series
- Star Wars
- Casino Royals and many more
Craig’s first screen role was in the 1992 film “The Power of One”, when he was twenty-four years old. He then joined the Royal National Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” in 1993. Also in 1993, Craig made appearances in various television series, including the American show “Zorro” and “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, and the British shows “Heartbeat”, “Between the Lines”, “Drop the Dead Donkey”, and “Sharpe’s Eagle”.
What is widely considered to be Craig’s breakthrough role came in 1996, when he starred in the BBC drama “Our Friends in the North”, alongside Christopher Eccleston, Gina McKee, and Mark Strong. Other notable projects he worked on during the late 1990s include: the BBC television film “Saint-Ex” (1996), the Franco-German drama “Obsession” (1997), the independent drama “Love and Rage” (1998), the biographical drama “Elizabeth” (1998), the television drama “Shockers: The Visitor” (1999), and the independent war film “The Trench” (1999).
Craig continued to stay busy in the new millennium, appearing in a large number of films covering a wide array of genres. Some of these include “Some Voices” (2000), in which he plays a schizophrenic man; the dark comedy “Hotel Splendide” (2000); “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001), a poorly-reviewed by commercially successful film based on the popular video game series of the same name; the crime film “Road to Perdition” (2002) with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman; a starring role opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in “Sylvia” (2003); playing a cocaine supplier in the crime thriller “Layer Cake” (2004); and the BBC television film “Archangel” (2005). Additionally, he also starred in the original production of Caryl Churchill’s play “A Number” from September to November 2002 at the Royal Court Theatre.
Craig was first approached by Eon Productions to portray James Bond in 2005. He was initially hesitant about taking the role, and producers had to work hard to woo him. When he did accept the role, there was a significant amount of backlash and controversy over his casting. For many, Craig did not fit the previous image of the Bond character that they had become used to. However, Craig also had many vocal supporters, which included many of the actors that had previously portrayed Bond: Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Sean Connery, and Roger Moore. The first Bond movie with Craig as the lead (and the 21st film in the Bond franchise), “Casino Royale”, was released in November 2006. It was wildly successful, despite the initial casting controversy, and grossed a total of over $500 million worldwide. This made it the highest-grossing Bond film at the time. Craig’s performance was widely praised by critics, and he would go on to star in four more Bond films: “Quantum of Solace” (2008), “Skyfall” (2012), “Spectre” (2015), and “No Time to Die” (2020). He has confirmed that “No Time to Die” is his last Bond film. After adjusting for inflation, Craig’s first four Bond films, which were released by Sony, earned a combined gross of $3.5 billion globally.