Who is Fiona Loudon?
Fiona Loudon was born on 5 May 1968, in Scotland, and is an actress, but probably best known for being the former wife of actor Daniel Craig. Her ex-husband rose to fame portraying the character James Bond, becoming the sixth actor to play the role. His work in the series has helped produce some of the highest-grossing films of the entire “James Bond” franchise.
The Net Worth of Fiona Loudon
Fiona Loudon has a net worth estimated to be over $10 million, earned through a successful career in acting.
She probably benefitted from the success of her husband too, and from the divorce, as Craig has a net worth estimated to be close to $100 million.
Life and Career
Fiona grew up in Scotland, and at a young age decided that she would pursue a career as an actress. During her 20s she moved to England, and began performing mainly on stage. It was during that time that she met and started a relationship with Daniel Craig, who at the time was also just starting his career.
The two later married and had a child, with Fiona deciding to move away from the acting spotlight for some time.
She wanted to focus on raising a family, but her dreams of being together with her husband were short-lived, as they divorced just two years later. She hasn’t married again, putting most of her efforts towards raising her child. It isn’t known if she has returned to stage work, as she has kept mostly to herself.
In recent years, the spotlight has been put on her again, as her daughter with Daniel also decided to pursue a career in acting. Their daughter is very close to her parents, spending an almost equal amount of time with both.
Husband – Daniel Craig
Daniel is of French, Welsh, Scottish and English descent. He was raised by his mother who was an art teacher, and his father who was the landlord of two pubs in Cheshire, England. At a young age, he became involved in doing stage productions, leading him to attend Everyman Theatre, where his interest developed into a passion.
After matriculating, he enrolled at the National Youth Theatre, honing his skills further. After completing his studies, he moved to London and took part-time jobs while improving his skills. He eventually got into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating after three years of study.
In 1992, he made his debut in “The Power of One”, before working on several television projects, including “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court”, “Our Friends in the North” and “Elizabeth”. He also worked on the film “Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon”.
In 2000, he started to gain significant attention after his performance in ‘Some Voices”, which opened more doors for him. Soon, he was doing more Hollywood projects including “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, “Road to Perdition”, and “Munich” which was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Daniel Craig as James Bond and Other Projects
In 2005, actor Pierce Brosnan announced his retirement from the James Bond role, leading to a search for a new actor. Craig became a candidate, and was eventually chosen to become the sixth actor to play the role.
The following year, his debut film as Bond “Casino Royale” was released, which became the highest-grossing film of the time, gaining a BAFTA Nomination. He followed it up with more successful Bond films, including “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall”, the latter the highest-grossing film of the series, and ranking among the top 25 highest-grossing films of all time. In 2015, he returned to the role in “Spectre”, and is set to play the character once more in “No Time to Die”, scheduled for release in 2020.
Bond. James Bond. pic.twitter.com/kHX0CTYK9D
— Daniel Craig (@DanielCraigOO7) November 15, 2017
Aside from his work as James Bond, he’s also been in other high profile projects, including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” which is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Stieg Larsson. He also starred in “Cowboys & Aliens”, and recently in the film “Knives Out”.
Fiona began her relationship with Daniel in 1991, and they were married the following year just before their daughter, Ella was born.
After their divorce in 1994, she moved away from the spotlight and hasn’t married again. Her ex-husband, on the other hand, started a long term relationship with actress Heike Makatsch which lasted for seven years. He then dated film producer Satsuki Mitchell, leading to an engagement that was later called off. In 2011, he married longtime friend Rachel Weisz after a year of dating. They had a private ceremony, with attendees including his daughter Ella.
Fiona currently resides in London, and at times the paparazzi see her out in public with her daughter.