Daniel Craig, arguably the hottest Bond ever, recently made a delightful and incredibly sensible statement that deserves all the credit. After fans saw him in a gay bar and heard about the role in his latest movie, they assumed Daniel Craig was gay. Well, it broke the hearts of his fangirls, who are secretly in love with him. Further, it leads many to wonder about his personal life. Is he divorcing his wife? It’s something to consider. Is Daniel Craig really gay? Let’s take a look at all the rumors.
Born in Chester Cheshire, on March 2, 1968, to Carol Olivia and Timothy John Wroughton Craig, Daniel Wroughton Craig is of Welsh and French descent. The middle name, Wroughton, comes from Grace Matilda Wroughton, his great-great-grandmother. Unfortunately, his parents divorced in 1972. So he and his sister, Lea, moved with their mother. Craig grew up in the Wirral Peninsula and went to school in Hoylake and Frodsham. He then attended Hilbre High School, West Kirby. However, he left it at the age of 16 and attended Calday Grange Grammar School.
Daniel Craig Career
Started at age 6
Craig began acting in school plays at the age of six. He soon developed an interest in acting and attended the Everyman Theater in Liverpool. In 1982, he played roles in Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet at Hilbre High School. With exceptional acting skills, Craig was accepted into the National Youth Theater and moved to London. However, to finance his education, he worked part-time in restaurants. Under the direction of director Edward Wilson, he performed on tours to Moscow and Valencia with the National Youth Theatre.
Early roles and breakthroughs
Craig appeared as Afrikaner in The Power of One in 1992. It was his first film role. Soon he appeared in miniseries and played small roles in many TV dramas and movies. He gave a leading role in Obsession, a French-German drama in 1997. In the same year, he appeared as a main character in Hurlyburly. He also did three back-to-back films in 1998. In the same year, Craig appeared in the BBC television film Love Is The Devil: Study For A Portrait Of Francis Bacon. He played Francis’ lover, leading everyone to believe that Daniel Craig is gay in real life. Soon he appeared in several TV shows and movies and gained recognition. But after 2005, his career gained momentum.
Get worldwide recognition
In 2005, Eon Productions contacted Craig to play James Bond. But he had some doubts, and finally, after a good push, he decided to sign the deal. But soon his casting caused controversy due to his physical appearance. Throughout the production period, many campaigns called for him to quit and threatened to boycott the film. Although controversial, several actors supported Craig. In particular, the five actors who previously played Bond supported Craig and called the casting a good decision. Soon the first film, Casino Royale, debuted on November 14, 2006, becoming the highest-grossing Bond film after the Skyfall. Soon he got a lot of rewards for his best acting skills, and later came up with back-to-back blockbuster hits.
Is Daniel Craig gay?
Daniel Craig spotted in a gay bar
Later in the year, rumors surfaced that “Daniel Craig is gay” after being seen in a gay bar. Suddenly, it opened up another universe of speculation for his fans as they started questioning his sexuality. However, Craig revealed on the Lunch with Bruce podcast that he thinks gay bars are the safest place. One of the reasons is that he doesn’t get into fights in gay bars. He also recounted an incident where he almost avoided being slapped by a straight man. Daniel continued that there is no need to reveal your sexuality there. You can also find girls there as they are also there for the same motive. But does this statement shun the rumor that Daniel Craig is gay?
Daniel Craig is open to playing gay
While Craig cleverly dodged the question last year, he faced the same question again in an interview with The Sunday Times. Craig’s character in the Knives Out sequel is gay, again begging the same question: is Daniel Craig gay? However, Craig cleared the air and said it’s normal to play such a role as LGBT+ relationships are normal. He looks forward to a future in which sexuality no longer matters. He stated that it would be great if same-sex relationships were accepted.
Interestingly, he has a point. Relax girls, because Daniel Craig is not gay. He married actress Fiona Loudon in 1992 and they had a daughter named Ella. But unfortunately, they divorced in 1994. He later met German actress Heike Makatsch, and they were together for seven years before breaking up in 2004. He eventually dated and got engaged to movie producer Satsuki Mitchell and ended their relationship in 2010. Craig and actress Rachel Weisz have known each other since working at Les Grandes Horizontales and later got married in 2011 in a private ceremony. The couple welcomed their first child in 2018.
Although he is still with Rachel, many still have doubts as he has not commented on his sexuality. What do you think of Daniel Craig’s statement? Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you posted.
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