The former 007 star speaks with a charming British accent in the James Bond movies, but is he actually British?
Yes, Daniel Craig was born in Britain and grew up there as well. He is a Britain national, and he lives there still – in Liverpool with his wife Rachel Weisz, and their two children. Daniel spent a large part of his childhood in Liverpool as well.
Read on to learn more about Daniel Craig and his role as James Bond!
Daniel is a Born and Bred British
Daniel Craig is British by birth; he was born in Chester, England, and spent most of his childhood on the Wirral Peninsula. He moved to Liverpool with his mother and sister after his parents divorced. Having spent the majority of his life in life in England, it’s no surprise that Daniel Craig speaks with such an impeccable British accent!
Daniel Craig starred in many low-key movies before he made his breakthrough. His first screen role was in The Power of One 1992, after which he appeared in certain American productions. For instance, he appeared in two episodes of the American TV shows The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and Zorro; both in 1993. He decided to star in some British shows here and there after this, such as Between the Lines, Heartbeat, and Drop the Dead Donkey. His breakthrough role was considered to be in the 1996 BBC drama serial Our Friends in the North.
However, Daniel Craig is most famous for having played James Bond. At the time of his casting, many 007 fans and movie critics alike were skeptical – Craig did not seem to fit into the role very well. But when his first Bond movie, Casino Royale was released in 2006, most of this criticism evaporated almost immediately. In fact, Casino Royale is considered to be one of the best Bond films to date. Daniel then starred in two more Bond movies; Quantum of Solace in 2008 and Spectre in 2015. Unfortunately, the latter of these is also considered to be one of the worst Bond movies.
Daniel is married to a Fellow English Actress
It is a well-known fact that James Bond is a womanizer. However, the actor Daniel Craig is rather the opposite; it is a lesser-known fact that he has been married to Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz for years. Rachel is also British by birth, and she and Daniel currently live in Liverpool with their two kids. The couple has kept their romance notoriously private – so much so that they took the world by storm when they tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2011. They had been friends for many years before that though; the romance only sparked once they were cast together as husband and wife in the 2010 thriller, Dream House.
Daniel Craig has spoken to GQ magazine about his and Rachel’s decision to keep their marriage, as well as their life together, a secret. “We did it privately and we’ve got a lot of people to thank for that … but that was the point; we did it for private reasons because we didn’t want it f**ked up, because that would be sharing a secret. And the whole point is that it was a secret. A secret is a secret in my mind.”