When films like Casino Royale Skyfall and Spectre comes in mind, there is another name which flashes and that is Daniel Craig. The man who plays James Bond on screen is absolute genius. No one can replace Craig as bond in the contemporary times.
He has created a screen presence which will remain forever. Daniel Wroughton Craig, an actor who debuted in ‘The Power of One’ in 1992 an American drama film set in South Africa during World War II before his life-changing break in Casino Royale. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Daniel Craig in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Daniel Craig was born on 2nd March 1968 in Chester, Cheshire (England), and brought up at Wirral Peninsula. Craig’s father Timothy John Wroughton Craig was a landlord of pubs and mother Carol Olivia a school teacher. Daniel completed his primary education in Frodsham and Hoylake, Merseyside.
After his parents got divorced, they left for Liverpool, Merseyside where he and his sister use to stay with their mother. At the age of 16, Craig joined National Youth Theatre and later studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After completing his graduation, Daniel debuted in the film ‘The Power of One’.
Daniel Craig got married to Fiona Loudon, an actress by profession, in the year 1992, and the couple gave birth to a beautiful daughter then. After getting divorced, he had a relationship with Heike Makatsch, a German actress, for seven years. Later, in the year 2011, Daniel got married in a private ceremony with Rachel Weisz. He is currently residing at Primrose Hill in London.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Daniel’s made his first appearance in the film ‘The Power of One’ in the year 1992. Then he appeared in many films much before the role of James bond came to him. Some of them are Obsession (1997), Elizabeth (1998), Some Voices (2000), Sylvia and much more. There were huge criticisms when Craig was opted to play the role of Bond007, but he didn’t stop from giving his best performance.
After Casio Royal released in 2006, there was no looking back as there is no better Bond in the contemporary time since then. After Casino Royal, came Quantum of Solace which is another major hit in the Bond franchise. Later he was also a part of Skyfall and Spectre the last Bond movie. Not only films, but Craig also appeared in a few television shows like Zorro, Heartbeat, Tales from the Crypt, Copenhagen etc.
Daniel Craig has won several awards for his outstanding performance in various films. His first award was for the film Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (Edinburgh International Film Festival Award, 1998). The other awards won by him are British Independent Film Award, Empire Award, Evening Standard British Film Award, Sant Jordi Award, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award. Nominations are plenty in number for Daniel Craig.
Net Worth & Earnings
It is certain that Craig is an affluent personality. Over the years he has given the James Bond Franchise the most unbelievable profit and even earned a lot for him. The film Casino Rolaye became the highest grossing film. Currently, Daniel Craig has an estimated net worth of $110 million.
Every James Bond fan is an equal admirer of Daniel Craig. He transformed the role in such a way that it will be a difficult task for any other actor to establish himself in the series after Craig’s retirement. For many people, Craig is the most deserving Bond till now. Wait for the next film of Bond by Daniel Craig.