Daniel Craig to become the highest paid 'Bond' actor

The upcoming film will also make him one of the highest paid stars in the world

Entertainment Desk May 29, 2018

Hollywood actor Daniel Craig is expected to receive a hefty pay cheque for his last appearance as James Bond, reported Hindustan Times. The next installment in the James Bond series is set to hit theatres in November 2019.

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According to Mirror, the 50-year-old actor will also be given credit as an executive producer along with profits and endorsements.


For 2015's Spectre, Craig received £37 million. He is reported to receive £50 million for the 2019 film which will make him one of the highest paid actors in the world.

Some of the other Hollywood actors who earlier essayed the role of the iconic spy, received a lot less than Craig. George Lazenby who played James Bond in only one 007 film, in 1969, made £72,000. On the other hand, Roger Moore who played the spy from 1973 to 1985, earned £17 million from seven films while Timothy Dalton made two appearances as James Bond and made £4 million.


Pierce Brosnan starred in four of the James Bond films from 1994 to 2005 and earned a total of £13 million.

Filming for the next James Bond, starring Craig, is expected to commence in December 2018 and will take about five months to complete.

The British actor had earlier said that he would rather "slash his wrists" than return as Bond. However, after denying constantly, he confirmed his return in the upcoming 25th James Bond film.


Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle will helm the untitled 2019 film and is expected to make about £7 million.

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A source close to the actor and director revealed that Craig was very exciting to work alongside Boyle. "They have been talking already about their visions and the practicalities once the cameras start rolling. Craig is worth every penny, given that Spectre made over £600 million and Skyfall over £75 million before they sold DVD, streaming and TV rights,” added the insider.

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