For actors today, playing the iconic role of James Bond is one the most coveted projects in the entertainment industry and Daniel Craig is one of the few actors who not only landed the role but embodied it perfectly. Before his meteoric rise to fame for playing the international spy, Daniel Craig was known for his work in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mother, Road To Perdition, and I Dreamed of Africa. Since landing the iconic role, Daniel has seen his fame rise immensely and gone on to land roles in several blockbusters over the year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the British actor.
Who Is Daniel Craig? (Bio & Age)
Daniel Wroughton Craig was born on the 2nd of March, 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England. His father, Timothy, was a landlord while his mother, Carol, was an art teacher. Though born in Chester, he was raised on the Wirral Peninsula.
Growing up, he attended primary school in Frodsham and Hoylake before moving on to West Kirby to attend Hilbre High School. He also attended Calday Grange Grammar School briefly. During his teen years, the actor-to-be displayed an interest in sports and even played for Hoylake RFC rugby union.
Sadly, Daniel’s parents later got divorced and he had to relocate to Liverpool with his mother and sister.
From a young age, Daniel Craig began acting in plays but only took the profession seriously when he began attending Everyman Theatre in Liverpool City Centre. When he was 16, he got accepted into the National Youth Theatre, which caused him to leave school and relocate to London.
While in London, he took up part-time work in restaurants to pay for his education and training. Daniel Craig was later accepted and enrolled in Guildhall School of Music and Drama after auditioning multiple times to different drama schools. In 1991, he graduated from Guildhall School and in 1992, he kickstarted his professional acting career.
Is Daniel Craig Gay?
It is common for the public to speculate about the private lives and sexuality of celebrities, so, it’s not surprising that Daniel Craig’s sexuality has been called into question on several occasions. However, despite the speculation, Daniel is a straight man and has exclusively been in relationships with women.
Family: Wife & Daughter
Daniel Craig is a happily married man and father. The English actor is married to fellow thespian, Rachel Weisz. The two were friends for many years before they began dating in 2010. Barely a year into their relationship, the pair tied the knot in New York on the 22nd of June in 2011.
Rachel is a well-respected actress known for her roles in The Favourite, The Lobster, The Mummy franchise and Oz, The Great And Powerful. In September 2018, the couple welcomed their first child together – a daughter.
Before getting married to Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig was previously married to Fiona Loudon. The James Bond actor and Fiona got married in 1992 but sadly separated in 1994, but not before having a daughter named Ella. After his divorce from Fiona, the handsome Brit got into a seven-year relationship with Heike Makatsch which ended in 2004.
Shortly after the breakup, he began dating Satsuki Mitchell, a film producer. The two were together from 2005 to 2010 and had even gotten engaged before deciding to call it quits.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Playing one of the world’s most renowned spies requires Daniel Craig to be in amazing shape. His height is recorded to be 1.78m while his weight is listed as 78kg. The actor maintains his enviable physique with a varied and dedicated work out plan. He also follows a high protein, and a low carb diet to help him maintain his muscular build. Clearly, his fitness regiment is working out well for him.
Daniel Craig’s Net Worth
Thanks to his very successful career, Daniel Craig has a pretty impressive net worth of $95 million. Considering the fact that he has been acting consistently since 1992, it’s not surprising that he has racked up this amount; however, the bulk of his net worth comes from his role as James Bond, which he has had for over a decade. Beyond that, Daniel Craig has also made a pretty penny from endorsement deals over the years.