Daniel Craig

by ethnic on September 1, 2010

Birth Name: Daniel Wroughton Craig

Place of Birth: Chester, Cheshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 2 March, 1968

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, distant French/French Huguenot

Daniel Craig is a British actor. He is known for playing James Bond.

Daniel is married to actress Rachel Weisz. He has a daughter with his former wife, actress Fiona Loudon; and a daughter with Rachel.

Daniel is the son of Carol Olivia (Williams) and Timothy John Wroughton Craig. He has English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and distant French/French Huguenot, ancestry. His father was born in Aled, Denbighshire, Wales. Daniel is a descendant of Daniel Chamier (1660-1698), a French Huguenot minister, and of Sir William Burnaby, 1st Baronet (c. 1710-1776), a naval officer.

Daniel’s paternal grandfather was William John Gartland Craig (the son of William Craig and Mary Josephine Gartland). Daniel’s grandfather William was born in Suffolk, England. Daniel’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Craig and Margaret Dunlop, who were of Scottish origin. Mary Josephine was the daughter of Michael Gartland and Lucy Ann Grimshaw.

Daniel’s paternal grandmother was Rosalind/Rosalinde Maud Jones (the daughter of Howard Edward Jones and Rosa/Rosalinda Zieman/Ziemann Smith). Daniel’s grandmother Rosalind was from Llandudno, Wales, though most of her parentage was not Welsh. Howard was the son of John Edward Jones and Marian Kate Leverett. Daniel’s great-grandmother Rosa was the daughter of Charles Mayvore Smith and Grace Matilda Wroughton, who were born in India (Grace in Madras), of English origin.

Daniel’s maternal grandfather was named Olwyn Williams. Olwyn’s family was from Flintshire, Wales.

Daniel’s maternal grandmother was named Doris.

Sources: Wales Online article about Daniel’s family history – http://www.walesonline.co.uk

Family history of Daniel’s father – http://www.genealogyreviews.co.uk

Genealogy of Daniel Craig (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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andrew May 7, 2017 at 6:04 am

He is the son of Timothy John Wroughton “Tim” Craig and Carol Olivia Williams. Daniel’s father was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Daniel’s paternal grandfather was born in Suffolk, England, to Scottish parents;
Daniel’s paternal grandmother was born in Llandudno, Wales.

celebfan November 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Based on this and other information available, his paternal grandfather is half Scottish-half English, and his paternal grandmother is half Welsh-half English. His maternal grandfather is Welsh, while his maternal grandmother isn’t identified anywhere I’m aware of.

Daron July 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm

He looks Polish.

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:19 am

Yeah. He looks Slavic and a bit Nordic. Don’t see the British Isles in him.

neiltennant August 19, 2017 at 1:36 am

yes he does

he also played roles of russians, polish etc.

cwm85 July 29, 2015 at 12:05 pm

He looks Swedish but is English. Hmm


undashing June 22, 2015 at 7:19 am

He looks Russian. England has lot of Slavic immigrants. He could be descended from them.

A user June 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

Most slavic immigrants had come more recently, he was born in 1968 so its far less likely.

Hill May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

LOL can you not see what it says next to Ethnicity? Why do you even come to this website. Seek help.

christian March 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

he must have some polish or russian blood

the shape of his face is not very british or irish

he is a stereotypical russian

therefore he played several roles of russian or polish guys in movies

a lot of british people have blue eyes and are white but not many of them look like him

follers December 15, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Daniel Craig hasn’t played a Russian or Polish character, except for Tuvia Bielski, a Polish Jew, in Defiance, and voicing a Russian character in The Adventures of Tintin (but that was only his voice).

andrew December 16, 2015 at 3:22 am

Vincent Cassel has played more Russian roles

Hill May 7, 2017 at 1:30 am

he MUST have something because he looks like he could? you are what’s wrong with this community. he does look partly eastern European but the evidence is right below his picture that he isn’t……

Angantyr August 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Craig is technically of Gaelic descent too. Craig is not and English or Welsh surname, it is Scots Gaelic or Irish Gaelic.

Sutter Cane August 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Cohen,Radcliffe and Osbourne are Jewish. All are from immigrant families.

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