Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz marry in New York

Jun 26, 2011
Sophie Taylor

James Bond actor gets the girl ‘most men want to marry’ according to mag poll

When the English actress Rachel Weisz was voted by readers of Esquire magazine last year the The Woman Most Men Want to Marry, she responded: "Oh my God! Really? That's so funny. I'm marriable. But I'm not married! I was getting worried that the men didn't like me any more."

She had nothing to fear. It has been confirmed today that she and her new boyfriend, Daniel Craig, were married in New York state last week in what the tabloids call a "hush hush" ceremony.

Craig's publicist confirmed today that the wedding had taken place. However, in the taciturn style that befits a James Bond PR man, he refused to reveal any details.

The News of the World reports the couple they married at "a pal's house" with only two friends and their children from previous relationships present - his teenage daughter, Ella, and her four-year-old boy, Henry.

The paper quotes a source saying: "Daniel and Rachel insisted on having a small, quiet wedding. They are madly in love and couldn't wait to be husband and wife."

There was some puzzlement last year when Weisz made that comment "I'm marriable. But I'm not married!" because she was understood to be engaged to her partner - and Henry's father - the film director Darren Aronofsky.

She and Craig worked together last year on an American horror film Dream House, in which they play a married couple who move into a new home and find it haunted by previous inhabitants. It is due to open in September, in time for Hallowe'en.

In the meantime, Craig will begin filming later this year on his third Bond movie - working title, Bond 23. His other big project is the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the other Stieg Larsson books, in which he plays the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

Both Weisz and Craig are also known for their stage work. She won an Olivier best actress award for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in the 2009 West End production of A Streetcar Named Desire. In the same year, Craig received strong reviews for his Broadway appearance in A Steady Rain.

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