Daniel Craig Bio, Wiki, Age, Casino Royale, Knives Out, James Bond, Net Worth, and Movies

Who is Daniel Craig?

Daniel Craig is an English actor renowned for his portrayal of secret agent James Bond in the five films from Casino Royale (2006) to No Time to Die (2021). He has also appeared in productions like The Golden Compass, Knives Out, and Comrade Detective.

How old is Daniel Craig?

Craig was born on May 2, 1968, in Chester, United Kingdom, he turned 55 in 2023.

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Daniel Craig photo

How tall is Daniel Craig?

Craig stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Who is Daniel Craig Wife?

Daniel Craig has been married to Rachel Weisz since June 22, 2011, in a private ceremony attended by only four guests, including Weisz’s son and Craig’s daughter. Although they began dating in December 2010, they had known each other since 1994. On September 1, 2018, reports surfaced of the birth of their first child, a daughter. In January 2018, Craig purchased a $6 million house.

Craig, a supporter of Liverpool F.C., developed an affinity for rugby after traveling to Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2013. He obtained American citizenship in 2019. Recognized for his contributions to film and theater, Craig was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2022 New Year Honours.

Daniel Craig Other Relationship

Craig was previously married to actress Fiona Loudon from 1992 to 1994, with whom he shares a daughter. He later embarked on a seven-year relationship with German actress Heike Makatsch before dating film producer Satsuki Mitchell.

Daniel Craig Family

Craig’s upbringing in Chester, Cheshire, was overseen by his parents Timothy John Wroughton Craig and Carol Olivia. His father, once a midshipman in the Merchant Navy and a steel erector, later became the proprietor of establishments like the Boot Inn in Tarporley and the Ring o’ Bells in Frodsham. Craig has an older sister named Lea, born in 1965, and a half-brother named Harry, born in 1991. His parents divorced in 1972, after which Craig, along with his mother and sister, relocated to the Wirral Peninsula.

Daniel Craig Net worth

Craig’s estimated net worth stands at approximately $160 million, amassed through his successful acting career.

Daniel Craig Education

Craig attended primary school in Hoylake and Frodsham before continuing his studies at Hilbre High School in West Kirby. During his time at Frodsham Primary School at the age of six, he began acting in productions like Oliver! At 14, he participated in productions of Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet at Hilbre High School. Craig relocated to London in 1984 after gaining admission to the National Youth Theatre, where he debuted as Agamemnon in Troilus And Cressida. In 1988, he pursued acting further at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he graduated in 1991.

Daniel Craig Career

Craig began his acting career in 1992, appearing as an Afrikaner in The Power of One. He then secured minor roles in several TV series such as Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, Covington Cross, and Boon. In November 1993, he landed the part of Joe in Angels in America at the Royal National Theatre. Craig also made appearances in American shows like Zorro and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as British series like Heartbeat, Between the Lines, Drop the Dead Donkey, and Sharpe’s Eagle that same year. In 1994, he performed in The Rover and Les Grandes Horizontales at the National Theatre Studio, where he first met Rachel Weisz, his future spouse. He also appeared in the poorly received Disney film A Kid in King Arthur’s Court.

Craig’s breakout role came in 1996 with the BBC drama Our Friends in the North, where he portrayed George ‘Geordie’ Peacock. He also guest-starred in Tales from the Crypt and appeared in the BBC television film Saint-Ex in the same year. In 1997, Craig starred in the Franco-German drama Obsession and showcased his versatility in Hurlyburly in the West End. The following year, he appeared in Love and Rage, Elizabeth, and Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon. Craig continued his streak with roles in Shockers: The Visitor and The Trench in 1999.

Daniel Craig Other Career

In 2000, Craig played a schizophrenic man in Some Voices and appeared in Hotel Splendide and I Dreamed of Africa. He gained recognition as Lara Croft’s love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001 and starred in Sword of Honour. Craig’s roles extended to the anthology film Ten Minutes Older: The Cello in 2002, followed by his notable portrayal of Connor Rooney in Road to Perdition and Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen, a BBC drama. His stage performance in A Number earned him a nomination for Best Actor. Craig also starred as Ted Hughes in Sylvia and appeared in The Mother in 2003.

Layer Cake in 2004 marked another significant role for Craig, earning him critical acclaim. He continued with supporting roles in The Jacket, Fateless, and Munich in 2005. Craig’s portrayal of James Bond began in 2006 with Casino Royale, receiving praise for his performance. He reprised the role in subsequent Bond films, achieving global recognition. Beyond Bond, Craig showcased his talent in various films including Infamous, Flashbacks of a Fool, and Defiance. Notably, he starred in Dream House and Cowboys & Aliens in 2011 and lent his voice to The Adventures of Tintin.

Craig’s association with James Bond continued with Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015, both commercially successful. He diversified his roles with projects like Logan Lucky and Knives Out, which garnered critical acclaim. His final Bond film, No Time to Die, released in 2021, marked the end of his tenure as 007. Craig’s post-Bond career includes his role in Macbeth on Broadway and the sequel to Knives Out, Glass Onion.

Daniel Craig Philanthropist

Apart from acting, Craig has been actively involved in charitable endeavors, supporting causes like minefield elimination, gender equality, and education for low-income students. He serves as a global advocate for the United Nations Mine Action Service and has participated in various charity events, including Comic Relief and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraisers.

Daniel Craig Knives Out

Daniel Craig plays Benoit Blanc, a private investigator tasked with probing the apparent suicide of wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey following his 85th birthday. Blanc soon uncovers familial conflicts among Thrombey’s relatives, providing potential motives for his murder.

Daniel Craig Quantum of Solace

Daniel Craig depicts James Bond, who apprehends Mr. White and transports him from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, concealed in the trunk of his vehicle. Dodging pursuers, Bond delivers White to M for interrogation regarding the secretive organization Quantum. Bond eliminates Craig Mitchell, M’s bodyguard, following his assault on M. Additionally, Craig reprises the role of James Bond in both “Skyfall” and “No Time to Die.”

Daniel Craig The Golden Compass

Craig embodies Lord Asriel, the stern uncle of Lyra Belacqua, who embarks on enigmatic journeys in search of Dust, a cosmic entity forbidden by the Magisterium.

Daniel Craig Casino Royale

Craig portrays James Bond, a newly assigned British M16 officer with 00 status, granting him a license to kill. He is tasked with capturing a bomb-maker in Madagascar and later confronts Le Chiffre’s terrorist cell at Casino Royale, engaging in a high-stakes poker game to thwart their plans.

Daniel Craig TV and Films

  • 1992 – The Power of One as Master Kane.
  • 1995 – A Kid in King Arthur’s Court as Master Kane.
  • 2000 – I Dreamed of Africa as Declan Fielding.
  • 2002 – Road to Perdition as Connor Rooney.
  • 2005 – Fateless as American Soldier.
  • 2008 – Quantum of Solace as James Bond.
  • 2015 – Spectre as James Bond.
  • 2021 – No Time to Die as James Bond.
  • 2022 – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery as Detective Benoit Blanc.
  • Television Appearances:
  • 1992 – Covington Cross as Walkway guard.
  • 1993 – Zorro as Lieutenant Hidalgo.
  • 1997 – The Ice House as DS Andy McLoughlin.
  • 2017 – Comrade Detective as Father Anton Streza.

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