Daniel Craig is most famous for his portrayal of English spy James Bond in five installments of the Bond movies. After getting recognition for playing small supporting roles, Craig rose to worldwide fame with his performance in the James Bond franchise. Craig initially struggled as a teenage actor and even waited table before earning millions of net worth in the industry. For more details related to Daniel Craig’s net worth in 2023, his personal life, professional career, top movies, etc, keep following this article.
Daniel Craig Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$160 million (est.)|
Daniel Craig’s Personal Biography
Daniel Craig was born on 2 March 1968, in Chester, Cheshire to Carol Olivia and Timothy John Wroughton Craig. His mother was an art teacher while his father was a midshipman in the Merchant Navy and steel erector who later became the landlord of two Cheshire pubs. He also has an elder sister Lea Craig. When he was just 4 years old, Daniel’s parents got divorced and he moved with his mother to Wirral Peninsula. He attended a primary school in Hoylake and played rugby union for Hoylake RFC.
From 1992 to 1994, Craig was married to actress Fiona Loudon and they had a daughter together. He then started dating German actress Heike Makatsch for seven years and later dated film producer Satsuki Mitchell. In 2010, Craig started dating popular actress Rachel Weisz whom he had known and been friends since 1994. They got married in a private ceremony in 2011 and their first child together was born in 2018. Weisz also has a son from her previous relationship with filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky. She is known for movies like “The Mummy”, “Constantine”, “My Cousin Rachel”, “The Favourite”, “Black Widow”, etc.
|Full name||Daniel Wroughton Craig|
|Years active||1992 – present|
|Age||Born on 2 March 1968|
|Place of birth||Chester, Cheshire, England|
|Education||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Spouse(s)||Rachel Weisz (2011 – present)Fiona Loudon (1992 – 1994)|
|Parents||Carol Olivia Craig (mother)Timothy John Wroughton Craig (father)|
Early Interest & Theater Acting
Craig started acting at the age of six years and made his acting debut in the primary school production of the play “Oliver!”. He attended Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre with his mother and become interested in acting. By the age of 14 years, Craig has appeared in numerous plays in high school and got accepted into the National Youth Theatre at the age of 16. He then moved to London and began working in part-time jobs in restaurants to finance his education. In 1988, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated after a three-year course in 1991. While at the school, he studied under the actor from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Colin McCormack.
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Daniel Craig’s Professional Career
In 1992, Daniel Craig made his screen debut with the film “The Power of One”. A year later, he was cast in two episodes of the American television shows “Zorro” and “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”. In the same year he also appeared in many British shows including “Heartbeat”, “Between the Lines”, “Drop the Dead Donkey” and “Sharpe’s Eagle”. In 1996, he got his breakthrough role with the BBC drama serial “Our Friends in the North”. Craig’s first lead performance came with the drama “Obsession” in 1997. He played another leading role in the play “Hurlyburly” and kept making appearances in movies in big to small roles. In 1998, he starred in three notable films namely “Elizabeth”, “Love and Rage”, and “Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon”. His performance in all these movies earned immense praise from both fans and critics.
In 2005, Eon Productions reached Craig for the lead role in the popular spy movie franchise James Bond. Initially, he was reluctant in accepting the role but after discussing it with friends and colleagues, Daniel accepted the role. This was a turning point in his career which earned him fame and recognition worldwide and also helped him earn millions of net worth. The first James Bond movie featuring Craig “Casino Royale” collected over US$594 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing Bond film at the time. Craig’s performance garnered critical acclaim and many even started calling him the best actor to play the role ever. He appeared in a total of five James Bond films before calling it quit. His last Bond movie “No Time to Die” released in 2021. In 2019, Craig starred in the black murder mystery comedy “Knives Out” and its sequel “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (2022) both of which earned him praise from critics. He has reportedly signed on for a third film of the franchise, many details about which are not known.
Activism & Charitable Work
Craig was a part of the United Kingdom’s Comic Relief charity fundraiser in 2007 and helped raise over $90 million. For another fundraising program for the BBC Red Nose Day, he made a cameo appearance as himself. In 2009, he participated in the Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS fundraising and raised above $1.5 million. He is also involved with multiple charities like S.A.F.E. Kenya, which actively addresses social issues using street theater. With another charity, the Opportunity Network, Craig helps provide access to education for low-income students in New York. In 2015, Craig was appointed as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards by the United Nations.
Top Movies of Daniel Craig
- Skyfall (2012)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
- Logan Lucky (2017)
- Knives Out (2019)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
- Layer Cake (2004)
- The Mother (2003)
- Some Voices (2000)
- Infamous (2006)
List of Awards won by Daniel Craig
British Independent Film Awards
- 2000 Best Actor in a British Independent Film for Some Voices
Capri Hollywood International Film Festival
- 2023 Best Ensemble Cast for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
- 2013 Best Actor in an Action Movie for Skyfall
- 2023 Best Acting Ensemble for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Critics’ Choice Super Awards
- 2022 Best Actor in an Action Movie for No Time to Die
Edinburgh International Film Festival
- 1998 Best British Performance for Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
- 2007 Best Actor for Casino Royale
Georgia Film Critics Association Awards
- 2023 Best Ensemble Cast for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Hollywood Critics Association Awards
- 2020 Best Cast Ensemble for Knives Out
London Film Critics’ Circle Awards
- 2005 British Actor of the Year for Enduring Love
National Board of Review Awards
- 2019 Best Ensemble for Knives Out
New York Film Critics Online Awards
- 2022 Best Ensemble Cast for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
- 2017 Best Comedic Performance for Logan Lucky
Sant Jordi Awards
- 2007 Best Foreign Actor for Casino Royale and Enduring Love
- 2019 Best Cast – Motion Picture for Knives Out
- 2023 Best Cast – Motion Picture for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards
- 2022 Best Acting Ensemble for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Frequently Asked Questions
$160 million (approx.)
For portraying James Bond in the movie series of the same name.