Daniel Craig is an actor from the United Kingdom. In the James Bond film series, he was famous for his role as James Bond, taking over from Pierce Brosnan, which began with Casino Royale in 2006 and catapulted him to a worldwide startup, earning him a BAFTA award for best actor in a leading role. The Bond sequel the following years after Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2020).
He's featured in three additional episodes as of January 2021, with a fifth plan published in late 2021. His breakthrough part of the dramas theories our friends in the North 1996 the historical drama picture Munich 2005, the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 and the mystery-comedy knives out 2019 are among his other notable performances.
His full name is Daniel Wroughton Craig, but it's also known as James Bond. He was born March 2, 1968, in Chester, Cheshire, England. He is 178 centimeters or five feet 10 inches tall.
Daniel Craig's favorite hobbies are reading, drinking in a bar, acting, listening to music, and working out. His favorite drink is beer, and his favorite book is His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. His favorite previous Bond actor is Sean Connery, and his favorite sport is football.
Craig married actress Fiona Loudon in 1992, and the couple had a daughter Ella before divorcing in 1994. He had a seven-year romance with German actress Heike Makatsch, which ended in 2004. From 2005 to 2010, he dated and was engaged to Satsuki Mitchell, a film producer.
Greg and actress Rachel Weiss had been friends for many years and worked together on the film Les Grandes Horizontales in 1994.
Craig and Rachel started dating in December 2010 and married on June 22, 2011, In a secret ceremony in New York City with just four people present, including Craig's daughter and Weiss, his son. Their first kid, a girl, was born on September 1, 2018.
Daniel Craig was born in Chester to art teacher Carol Olivia and merchant navy midshipmen and steel erector Timothy John Wroughton Craig (1943 -2020). His father owns The Ring o' bells in Frodsham and The Boot Inn in Tarporley, Cheshire. Craig has an older sister Leah Born in 1965.
He is of French and Welsh descent with the French Huguenot minister Daniel Chamier and Sir William Burnaby, the first Baronet among his ancestors. Grace Matilda Wroughton, his great-great-grandmother, gave him the middle name Wroughton.
Craig and his sister went to Liverpool with their mother when their parents separated in 1972. His family resided on The Wirral Peninsula, and he went to Hoylake primary school and Hilbre high school in West Kirby. In addition, Craig attended a Calday Grange grammar school as a sixth-form student after completing his compulsory secondary school education at 16. He was a member of the Hoylake RFCs rugby union team.
Craig started performing in school plays when he was six years old, with his first appearance in Frodsham primary schools production of Oliver. After going to Liverpool's Everyman theater with his mother, he got interested in serious acting. When he was 14, he performed parts in Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella at Hilbre High School.
He was admitted into the National Youth Theatre at 16 and went to London to fund his studies by working part-time in restaurants.
His parents saw him make his theatrical debut and Troilus and Cressida as Agamemnon.
Under the direction of director Edward Wilson, he performed and toured with the National Youth Theatre to Valencia and Moscow.
In 1988, he enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He completed a three-year program under the direction of Collin McCormick, a Royal Shakespeare Company actor.
Daniel Craig began his career in cinema and television with minor roles.
Craig's first screen role was in 1992 in the movie titled "The Power of One." Craig got his breakthrough role when he played a role in a BBC drama, "Our friends in The North." Another notable project he worked on during the late 1990s was a BBC television film, "Saint-Ex," in 1996. In 1998, he played in an independent drama, "Love and Rage," and biographical drama "Elizabeth," the television drama "Shockers: The Visitor" (1999), and The Independent War film "The Trench" (1999).
He was busy acting in the new millennium, working on movies with various genres, such as "Some Voices," a dark comedy "Hotel Splendide."
A poorly reviewed movie, "Lara Croft," but commercially successful because the story is based on the famous game series. The biographical film "Sylvia" starring a poet with Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003. The crime thriller movie "Layer Cake" was a cocaine supplier in 2004. And the BBC television film "Archangel" (2005).
The EON Production approached Craig to play Bond in 2005. Despite the controversy that Craig was not a perfect fit for the role figure, the movie hit the highest Bond movie with a gross income of over $500 million worldwide.
He rose to become the highest-paid James Bond actor in history. He earned up to $25 million in 2018 for his roles in classic and timeless espionage films.
In 2017, he'd regularly made much money for the brand, and it was just getting better. Sony earned $3.5 billion globally with Craig's first 4 Bond series.
He got paid $3.2 million for his first bond picture Casino Royale in 2005.
For Quantum of Solace, he got paid $7.2 million, Skyfall $17 million for base salary, and $3 million for bonuses. In "Spectre," he got paid $30 million as a $25 million base salary and $5 million as a bonus. For No Time to Die, he got paid a $25 million base salary. He earned a total of $85.4 million for Bond movies.
Daniel Craig's net worth is $160 million.
In Oct 2008, Craig bought an old converted house in the Primrose Hill area of London for $4 million. He also owned a home in the Tribeca area in New York City and Sunningdale Berkshire in the UK.
Weiss and Craig were previously said to have resided in an $11.5 million Soho apartment.
In Daniel Craig's garage, the cars you'll find include Range Rover, Lotus Evora, Audi R8, and Aston Martin DBS.
Greg, like James Bond, is a fan of Rolex and Omega watches. Both brands have ties to the James Bond franchise, with omega being the current favorite. And Craig wears them all the time, even when he's not on the job.