Daniel Craig is one of the most successful British actors in Hollywood. He has featured in several highly acclaimed movies such as Road to Perdition, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Layer Cake, and Munich. Craig is unarguably most popular for his role as James Bond, the legendary British spy, in the James Bond series. Craig joins the likes of Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Roger Moore as actors who have had the honor of being selected to play the famous role. Find out more about this 007 below including his wife, children, net worth, and whether he is gay, etc.
Who is Daniel Craig?
Daniel Wroughton Craig was born on the 2nd of March 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England. His mother’s name is Carol Olivia while his father’s name is Timothy John Wroughton Craig. The actor also has an elder sister named Lea. They both grew up with their mom in Liverpool following their parents’ divorce. Daniel Craig fell in love with acting at a very young age. This love was further nurtured by his mom who often took him to the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool to soak in various plays.
Craig had his education at Hilbre High School, West Kirby, Merseyside where he took part in many school plays. Graduating at the age of 16, he moved to London where he joined the National Youth Theatre (NYT). He took part in several productions staged by the NYT throughout England as well as some European cities. The pay wasn’t great and he supplemented his income by waiting tables. Craig spent four years with NYT before joining the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1988. There he spent three years and graduated in 1991.
The talented star landed his very first movie role in the 1992 movie, The Power of One. Between 1992 and 1996, he starred in several movies and TV series both in the U.K and U.S. Craig got his well-deserved breakthrough in 1996 in the BBC drama, Our Friends in The North. The series increased his fame and helped him get bigger movie roles later on. This was until 2005 when he landed the iconic role of James Bond.
Since assuming the role of Bond, he has starred in at least four Bond movies including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. The actor has also featured in other high profile movies including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Kings, Sword of Honour, Comrade Detective, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His forthcoming movies include Bond 25 and Knives Out, etc.
Daniel Craig’s Net Worth
The James Bond’s star, Daniel Craig has a net worth estimated at $95 million. He made his fortune from his illustrious movie career especially the James Bond movies. Amazingly, one of his James Bond series, Skyfall sold for over $1.109 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing film in the series. In addition, the movie star has equally donated substantially to several charitable causes.
Is He Gay?
Daniel Craig is not gay as he has never publicly come out as such. He has, however, revealed that he is open to the idea of a bisexual James Bond. Additionally, even though he is not gay, he does have a lot of gay admirers. A 2018 survey found that he is number one on the list of British actors that most gay men want to date. Others that made the list are Jude Law and Colin Farrell.
Daniel Craig’s Wife and Children
Craig is married to a fellow Brit as well as a fellow movie star. Her name is Rachel Weisz. Weisz is an award-winning actress who is popular for movies such as The Mummy, Constantine, and The Constant Gardener. In 2006, she won the SAG, Golden Globes, and Oscars for best-supporting actress for her role in the movie, The Constant Gardener. Craig and Weisz began dating in December 2010 but were friends even before that time. They tied the knot on the 22nd of June 2011 in a private ceremony in New York City.
Daniel Craig has two children and one stepson. His first child is a daughter named Ella from his previous marriage to ex-wife, Fiona Loudon. He and Rachel also welcomed another beautiful daughter in 2018. Their daughter’s name is not publicly available but she was born on the 1st of September 2018. Craig also has a stepson named Henry Chance; Weisz’s son from a previous relationship with a filmmaker, Darren Aronofsky.