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Chester actor Daniel Craig is highest paid UK star

James Bond star earned £17m last year and is only UK actor on Forbes list

Chester-born actor Daniel Craig is the UK’s highest paid actor according to the Forbes list.

The James Bond star, who lived on Liverpool Road, earned £17m last year, ranking him joint 15th with Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

Topping the table is Robert Downey Jr, who took home an estimated £51m in the last year from Iron Man and Avengers.

For the first time, the list featured high-earning Bollywood stars, with four of the top ten highest paid actors hailing from outside Hollywood.

Craig, who is married to actress Rachel Weisz, is the only UK actor to appear in the list.

Last month it was announced that London will host the world premiere of the latest Bond movie, Spectre, with a premiere date set for October 26.


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