How Tall Is Daniel Craig Compared to Other ‘James Bond’ Actors?

Daniel Craig represents James Bond to an entire generation of fans. Debuting his Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, Craig will have played Bond for over 16 years with the upcoming release of No Time to Die. Because of this, many people see Craig as the quintessential James Bond and the standard that all James Bonds will be held up to. When compared to other Bond legends like Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan, many feel Craig ranks at the top with them. But how does Craig compare to his predecessors in terms of his height? And who was really the tallest James Bond actor?

Daniel Craig’s claim to fame

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Born on March 2, 1968, Daniel Craig’s mother was an art teacher and his father was a steel erector. He caught the acting bug at the age of six when he performed in school plays, a passion that grew along with him. After years of honing his craft, his breakthrough role came in the form of a successful BBC drama series called Our Friends in the North.

With his newfound popularity, Craig further enhanced his profile with bit roles in Elizabeth and Some Voice. But it was his roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Road to Perdition that gave Craig his international fame, which in turn would put him on the path to becoming James Bond.

How Daniel Craig’s height compares to other Bond actors

According to Celeb Heights, Craig’s measurements read at about 5 feet, -10 inches and some change. Craig is actually the shortest of all the Bond actors.

His predecessors measured around the 6 foot- range, with Celeb Heights listing Sean Connery as the tallest at 6 feet, –‘2 inches. Timothy Dalton slightly catches Connery at 6 feet – ‘1 inch. Pierce Brosnan, who was the James Bond for many in the 90s, stands between 6 feet, and 6 feet – 1 inch.

Although Craig has never confirmed how tall he was, he made a slight quip about his height in a BBC radio interview. When asked what fans typically say to him when they first see him, Craig responded,

“’Oh, well you’re not that short,’”

Daniel Craig initially faced a negative response when he was cast to play 007. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, casting director Debbie McWilliams discussed the loud reaction of Craig’s casting.

“It was unbelievably negative, I have to say. The press response was awful and I felt so sorry for him,” McWilliams revealed. “The whole way through the film, stuff would come out about he couldn’t walk and talk, he couldn’t run, he couldn’t drive a car properly, so much stuff which was completely and utterly untrue.”

But McWilliams stuck to her guns and was positive she’d found the obvious choice. Four successful James Bond films later, it appears McWilliams was right.

Daniel Craig’s personal life

Daniel Craig is currently married to Rachel Weisz, who featured in a blockbuster franchise of her own in Black Widow. The two fell in love filming the 2010 Dream House after both experienced failed relationships. For Craig, he had gone through a recent divorce with ex-wife Fiona Loudon. For Weisz, her marriage to Requiem For a Dream director Darren Aronofsky was coming to a close.

Daniel Craig currently has two children. Ella Craig is his daughter from his first marriage with Fiona, and while he shares his younger three-year-old daughter with Weisz. In a statement that broke the internet, Craig revealed that he doesn’t believe in leaving his children with an inheritance, finding it “distasteful.”

No Time To Die will be Craig’s last Bond film, and his swan song representing his departure from the franchise. Craig’s predecessor Pierce Brosnan offered the star some sage Bond to Bond advice to help his transition away from 007.

“Enjoy your life,” Brosan said in an interview with Esquire. “I’ve enjoyed watching you very much. You really grabbed the bull by the horns and ran with it all the way, the world is your oyster and you can do anything you want. Stay well.”

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