Daniel Craig’s family life – wife, rarely seen kids and net worth
Daniel Craig is best known for playing the role of James Bond, a super good-looking and good-looking spy, but in real life these days the British actor is a devoted family man.
Fans of the 53-year-old star passed out when he took his daughter, Ella Loudon, to the recent premiere of No Time to Die, and proudly posed alongside the aspiring actress as he celebrated his last release as 007.
Ella, 29, looks suspiciously like her famous father, but fans were confused as to his identity as Daniel rarely talks about his private life.
Despite being married to Hollywood star Rachel Weisz and running one of the biggest movie franchises in the world, Daniel has managed to keep his personal life a secret.
Here, we dive into the actor’s dating history, including his reported relationship with a famous model, and his whirlwind romance with an Oscar-winning actress.
Father for the first time
Freshly graduated from the National Youth Theater in London, Daniel first became a father at the age of 23, following a romance with Scottish actress Fiona Loudon.
They met in 1992 and soon became parents to a daughter Ella, but after getting married the couple decided to go their separate ways.
The actor has previously opened up about his short-lived first marriage, admitting he was “too young” to get married, but doesn’t regret their relationship, as it made him a father.
He described being a dad as “the most wonderful thing that will ever happen to you”.
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Love, in fact
After parting ways with his first wife Fiona, Daniel began dating German actress Heike Makatsch, who is perhaps best known for her role in the 2003 romantic comedy Love, Actually.
Heike played the seductress Mia, who embarked on an affair with Alan Rickman’s character Harry, and their relationship culminated when his wife Karen discovered their illicit romance in heartbreaking scenes.
Daniel and Heike dated for seven years, even attending movie premieres together, but they sadly went their separate ways, blaming professional commitments that kept them apart for long periods of time.
“The film sets have caused a lot of ruptures; the marriages fall right on. It’s a hell of a loneliness”, reflected Daniel.
After his break-up with Heike, it was rumored that Daniel was dating model Kate Moss, but he quickly dismissed the reports, despite the couple having been spotted together at a party and left a restaurant together. .
He then reportedly had an affair with his Layer Cake co-star, Sienna Miller, while she was dating Jude Law.
Daniel and Sienna have denied the rumors and during the News Corp. phone hacking trial. in 2014, the actress described her relationship with her co-star which she described as her “best friend”.
Sienna was testifying when she said in court: “Whether or not I was in a relationship with Daniel Craig at the time, it was a very brief meeting.”
In 2005, Daniel met Hollywood producer Satsuki Mitchell, while on the set of the 2005 film The Jacket.
He asked the question in 2007, and Satsuki is said to have helped Daniel cope with intense stardom pressures after making his debut as a James Bond super spy in 2006.
Then, in 2010, he flew to Canada to shoot the film Dream House with his old friend and British compatriot Rachel Weisz.
Daniel and Rachel, who attended college together, were reunited as they played husband and wife in the critical thriller.
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Shortly after filming ended, Rachel ended her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky – who is the father of her son Henry – while Daniel broke off his engagement to a heartbroken Satsuki.
In June 2011, the couple broke the news that they were married in an intimate ceremony.
Satsuki’s father, Henry Mitchell, told the Daily Mail his daughter found out about the shock wedding in the papers.
“She knew he wasn’t the man she wanted him to be and there was something wrong with the relationship,” he blurted out, claiming that Satsuki’s romance with Daniel had started to deteriorate when they were looking for a home in New York in 2010.
The love of his life
Daniel and Rachel’s wedding was announced in a brief statement released by their publicist, who confirmed the stars were married in an intimate ceremony attended by their children – Rachel’s son Henry and daughter by Daniel, Ella.
“We did it in private and we have to thank a lot of people for that… The point is, it was a secret. A secret is a secret,” the actor told GQ magazine in 2015.
Mummy star Rachel was also keen to keep their nuptials private, but confessed that she was not a fan of the marriage and was not convinced until she met Daniel.
“I never thought I would get married. It wasn’t an ambition for me… Then it happened, luckily, at a more mature time,” she told Evening Standard Magazine in 2018. .
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And baby makes five!
Daniel and Rachel added to their offspring with the addition of a daughter, born in 2018, but the notoriously private couple decided to keep her name and gender a secret.
They were pictured in New York City with their bundle of joy, but declined to give more details on the toddler.
However, Daniel’s daughter Ella accidentally revealed the couple’s daughter name with an innocent snap on her Instagram Stories last year.
Sharing a photo of a gingerbread house at Christmas, Ella’s supporters could see the family names placed in icing on the roof, and it was not difficult to understand that the name “Gracie” belonged to to Daniel and Rachel’s daughter.
Daniel Craig is the longest-running James Bond actor, having recycled the license to kill for over 15 years.
But in terms of movies, he’s beaten by veteran Roger Moore who has starred in seven Bond films, compared to Daniels’ five.
Prior to taking on the role of Bond, Daniel was an acclaimed actor having starred in a series of blockbuster films – all of which had a negative effect on his bank balance.
In 2015, he was ranked among the highest paid actors in the world by Forbes magazines.
According to Variety, Craig bagged around $ 25 million ($ 18.6 million) for his latest release as Bond, No Time To Die.
After months of delay, the film is set to become one of the highest-grossing Bond films of all time with fans desperate to refuel Daniel’s latest stint in the role.
At present, Skyfall remains the most commercially successful bond ever – grossing $ 1.1 billion in global revenue.
Craig is now estimated at $ 160million (£ 120million).