Daniel Craig

Craig in 2011, photo by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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, and for his roles in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Knives Out, Munich, Defiance, and Layer Cake, among many other films.

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.

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

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


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. Daron says:

    He looks Polish.

  2. cwm85 says:

    He looks Swedish but is English. Hmm


  3. undashing says:

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

  4. Angantyr says:

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

    • ses101 says:

      Craig is a Scottish surname, from the Picts in the North of the country. There are still quite a lot of people in the North East of Scotland who are light haired and blue eyed, partly due to the Viking/Germanic blood going way back, so that could have contributed to his look.

  5. Sutter Cane says:

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

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