|Popular Name:||Marc Anthony|
Daniel Wroughton Craig
|Birth Date:||2 March 1968|
Fiona Loudon (m. 1992; div. 1994)
Rachel Weisz (m. 2011)
|Years active:||1992 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$130 Million|
Daniel Craig is an English actor easily recognized by his good looks, constituted by his svelte hot body, blonde hair, and blue eyes. He is a skillful actor best known for portraying ‘James Bond’ in the eponymous film series. After toiling hard in the beginning of his career, Craig made it as a star by delivering hit films such as ‘Road to Perdition,’ ‘Elizabeth,’ ‘The Trench,’ ‘Love is the Devil,’ and so on. While these movies got his career graph on ascension, it was his role as the fictional spy ‘James Bond 007’ that transformed his life and changed his luck forever. He reached the peak of success with ‘Bond’ films like ‘Spectre’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Casino Royale,’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’. The rest of this article contains Daniel Craig net worth and biography. Simply read on for more.
Daniel Craig’s Early Life
Daniel Wroughton Craig was born in Chester, Cheshire, England on 2 March 1968, to Timothy John Wroughton Craig and Carol Olivia. His mother was an art teacher, while his father owned the pubs, ‘Boot Inn.’ and ‘Ring o’ Bells’. Initially, he was employed with the Merchant Navy as a midshipman.
Academically a mediocre, Daniel received his formal education from several schools, including ‘Hilbre High School,’ ‘Holy Trinity Primary School,’ and later ‘Calday Grange Grammar School’. Along with completing his education, he trained himself in acting, taking classes at the ‘Everyman theatre.’ At the age of 16, he relocated to London to acquire more training at the ‘National Youth Theatre.’ He attended the ‘Guildhall School of Music and Drama’ at Barbican where he graduated from in 1991. He also trained at the ‘Royal Shakespeare Company’ for three years.
Daniel Craig’s Career
Daniel Craig started his acting career in 1992 with a movie debut. He performed quite well, and was found eligible to work with several filmmakers as an actor on several films throughout the 1990s. In 1998, he portrayed the role of John Ballard in ‘Elizabeth’, and then proceeded to star in films such as ‘A Dreamed of Africa,’ ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,’ and ‘Road to Perdition.’
In 2003, Craig portrayed Ted Hughes in ‘Sylvia.’ This was closely followed by the movies ‘The Jacket,’ ‘Fateless,’ ‘The Mother,’ ‘Enduring Love,’ and ‘Munich.’ In 2006 he played a voice role in the movie ‘Renaissance.’ He was then selected to portray James Bond in the 2006 movie ‘Casino Royal’. He did not disappoint with his performance in the bond movie, and cemented his place as ‘James Bond’ in subsequent bond movies.
He played Lord Asriel in the 2007 movie ‘The Golden Compass.’ In 2008, he was seen in his second bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace.’ Craig also voiced for the animation ‘The Adventures of Tintin’, and also appeared in films like ‘Skyfall’, ‘Spectre’, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Logan Lucky,’ and ‘Kings.’
In television, Daniel Craig has appeared in many TV shows as a guest. He was seen as Geordie Peacock in the show ‘Our Friends in the North.’ He has also appeared in several television films including ‘Copenhagen,’ ‘Archangel,’ ‘Sharpe’s Eagle,’ and ‘The Ice House.’
Daniel Craig’s Movies
- Skyfall (2012)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Our Friends in the North (1996)
- Defiance (2008)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
- Knives Out (2019)
- James Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010)
- Layer Cake (2004)
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
Awards & Achievements
Throughout the course of his remarkable film acting career, Daniel Craig has been nominated many times for several awards. From numerous nominations that include the Primetime Emmy and BAFTA Awards, Craig has won Golden Schmoes Award, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, Sant Jordi Awards, Golden Camera Award, and the Empire Award.
Personal Life & Family
He got married to the love of his life Fiona Loudon in 1992. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter named Ella. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 1994 due to several unrevealed circumstances.
He moved on after divorcing Fiona Loudon, and began to date German actress Heike Makatsch. After seven years, they decided to call it quit and the actor found himself in the arms of Satsuki Mitchell and later Sienna Miller
He met actress Rache Weisz and they started dating in December 2010. The following year, the lovebirds tied the knot and their union produced a daughter in August 2018.
Standing at 178cm tall, this blonde-haired British actor is the shortest to act as of ‘James Bond.’
Daniel Craig Net Worth
Craig is one of the highest-paid actors and also one of the most famous actors on the planet. He has been a part of many highly successful and expensive films. After his first bond outing in ‘Casino Royal’, he has appeared in a few more Bond movies, which are well known for their high rate of sales globally. The ‘Casino Royal’ Bond movie released in November 2006 made $599,045,960, making it the highest grossing Bond film until ‘Skyfall’ in 2012, which made more than a billion dollars worldwide. Daniel Craig net worth got a massive boost after he started portraying James Bond. In 2015, he was named one of the world’s highest paid actors by Forbes for making $27 million salary from ‘Spectre’ . He was also one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood in 2012 and also in 2015. His salary as James Bond include$3.2 million for ‘Casino Royale’, $7.2 million for ‘Quantum of Solace’, $25 million for ‘No Time To Die’, and $20 million for ‘Skyfall’. He is the third longest-serving James Bond after Sean Connery and Roger Moore, as the actors played the role six and seven times, respectively.
The Brit paid £4 million for a house in Primrose Hill, London in October 2008. He also owns homes in Berkshire and New York.
Daniel Craig net worth is $130 million. He is also involved in many charities as a philanthropist, and in 2015, the United Nations made him the first global advocate for elimination of mines and explosive hazards.