- Fiona Loudon was married to Daniel Craig, the 6th actor to play James Bond, for just 2 years
- She was a theatre actress and so was Daniel at the time they met and a romance quickly led them to the alter and becoming parents
- After having a divorce when their daughter was just 2 years old, Daniel Craig’s ex-wife went on to change her name and followed a new career path while her ex-husband made it big on the screens and got remarried to his long-time friend
Celebrity ex-wife, mother, theatre actress, artiste, and musician, are all accurate descriptions of who Fiona Loudon is. The first adjective owes to her relationship with James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, which lasted for just 2 years in the early 90s. It was also during the course of her relationship with Craig that she became a mother, the only time, actually.
Her career was just kickstarting, at the time of her relationship with Daniel. However, with marriage and a baby on the way, she stopped acting and focused on motherhood. When things went south and were followed by a divorce in 1994, Fiona found herself launching other careers in music and art.
Fiona Loudon wasn’t Born on May 5, 1968
A quick search of Fiona Loudon’s birthday would definitely pop up the date, May 5, 1968, but is this really her birthday? We’re not certain where this date came from and why it’s making rounds but there is a contradictory date.
Fiona Loudon was, actually born on February 1, 1968. This is confirmed on both her Instagram account and that of her daughter. They both celebrated the birth of Fiona on February 1.
Loudon was born in Scotland, United Kingdom. She grew up there and had her basic education in Scotland. She was a student at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied performance art from 1987 to 1990.
Did Fiona Loudon Make it to the Big Screens?
The Scottish woman had a great career as an actress but mainly as a stage actress. It is widely believed that she never got to make it to the big screens however, this can be argued too.
Although there might be no proof of Fiona acting in films and/or TV series, a comment she made on one of her posts suggests that she may have tried out a role or 2 in film.
Someone complimented a hairstyle Daniel Craig’s ex-wife wore on a picture she uploaded and she responded by saying it was for a ‘very bad film’.
This begs the question; ‘Did she or did she not make it to the big screen?’
Many people recognize Loudon for her acting, albeit brief and short-lived. They have also taken to social media comment sections to applaud Fiona and her acting prowess.
Unfortunately, it may have all ended on stage and she didn’t get the chance to showcase all that on the big screens like her ex-husband has been doing for years now.
Her Marriage to Daniel Craig Put Her in the Spotlight
It is popular belief that Fiona Loudon’s marriage to Daniel Craig is what put her in the spotlight. However, at the time of their marriage, Daniel had not had his breakout role yet and just like with his wife, he was still a budding actor.
Nonetheless, given that Daniel is now a multi-award-winning actor, it is still safe to say that people know her because of her relationship with him.
It is important to note that he started off in theatres as well. This may be a guide to how they eventually met and began a relationship.
The couple began dating sometime in the early 90s and by 1992, they got married. At the time, they were both about 23 years old with just a few week’s gap between their birthdays. Fiona is Daniel’s first wife.
The marriage between these 2 lasted for just a few years and by 1994, they had gotten a divorce.
According to the Casino Royale actor, he and Fiona were still too young and not mature for a marriage. In as much as he regrets getting in too quickly and pulling out with the same pace, he is grateful for having offspring as a result.
Since her divorce from Daniel Craig, Fiona hasn’t been linked with any other man. In fact, she almost went off the radar, just like she was before her marriage to Daniel shone a light on her.
On the other hand, Fiona’s ex-husband has been in a number of other relationships. Some have even led to marriages and kids.
The Golden Compass actor got into a 7-year relationship with German actress Heike Makatsch shortly after the divorce. When that relationship ended, he dated Mitchell Satsuki, a film producer. That one too ended after a while.
By 2010, he started dating an old friend of his whom he had known since they co-starred in the 1994-released movie Les Grandes Horizontales. This woman is Rachel Weisz and by June 22, 2011, they got married in a very intimate ceremony in New York.
There were only 4 other people in attendance. In 2018, Craig and his new wife announced that they had welcomed a child together. The report stated that the actor was going to be a girl-dad once again.
She has a Daughter named Ella Who is Also an Actress
In the same year as Daniel Craig and Loudon’s marriage, the new couple welcomed a daughter together. Fiona bore Ella Loudon-Craig on November 20, 1992. Ella is the only known child of her mother.
The girl has grown up to be just like her parents and has followed in their footsteps. Just like with her mother, she started off in theatre but has since moved to the big screens like her father.
Ella has been in movies such as Maneater and Trauma is a Time Machine, The Things We Left Unsaid, and most recently, Open Your Eyes.
Daniel Craig and his ex-wife are quite close to their daughter. Ella was one of the 4 people present at her father’s wedding to Rachel back in 2011. She also reportedly has a good relationship with her stepmother.
Despite being far away from her mother who is in London, Ella and Fiona have also remained close at heart and through communication. Whenever a time presents itself for Ella to talk about her mother and the fond memories she had with Fiona, she does so on her social media platforms.
56-Year-old Fiona Loudon is now Known as Harley Loudon
After the marriage with Daniel Craig ended, many people believed that Fiona went MIA. This is probably what she wanted because she went ahead to have a change of name and also a change of career.
The one-time stage actress left acting and began to focus on other art including music and painting. She has a strong connection with jazz music and she uses it to express herself in many ways.
She now goes by the name Harley Loudon and has an Instagram page dedicated to her career as a musician and painter. The Instagram handle is Harley Arts Music Store.
She is a recording artist who has songs on iTunes and SoundCloud. Fiona loves to tell stories with her art and songs and she explored this with many projects one of which is ‘The Great Howling’.
Her songs cover a wide spectrum of ideas and thoughts ranging from grief to motherhood and death.
Harley’s paintings and drawings are inspired by nature as she has always been a nature lover.
There, Fiona (now Harley) shares her journey through the years. She has been active there for a couple of years and seems to be enjoying her life and career.
Fiona ‘Harley’ Loudon was a Teacher and is Now a Therapist
For 30 years, Daniel Craig’s ex-wife had a career in physical theatre which saw her teaching in many countries. She taught in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, and Uganda (Central and East Africa as a whole).
She served as a music teacher in many schools and has also taught music outside conventional learning settings.
When her teaching days were over, Loudon found passion yet again in working as a therapist.
Harley Loudon is a psychotherapist who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She is part of the First Psychology Online team, offering consultations to parents, youths, and children.
She studied and trained well to be a certified therapist and has dedicated her life to offering help to people through different means even music.
Based in the United Kingdom, Daniel Craig’s ex-wife charges about 70 pounds for every session. Her clientele varies and she works with children who exhibit challenging behaviors, elderly people with dementia, and young men and women going through struggles in life.
As a well-read and trained therapist, Ella Craig’s mother also serves as a supervisor to other therapists.