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Timothy Dalton

Biography

He played Adam Bond within the 1987 film, The Living Daylights, and in the 1989 film, Licence to Wipe out. His other main role occurred in The Visitor, a film that grossed over $270 million. He dedicated his lifestyle to performing at age 16, signing up for the U.K. Country wide Movie theater. In 1968, he performed Phillip II of France within the Lion in Wintertime. His Bond personality was the last someone to smoke cigars, though they will have continuing to beverage martinis. His dad offered in WWII as a particular Operations Professional and later proved helpful as an marketing professional. He dated celebrity Vanessa Redgrave from 1971 to 1986 after co-starring with her within the film, Mary, Queen of Scots. He welcomed a kid Alexander with vocalist and former partner Oksana Grigorieva. He starred as Adam Bond within the Living Daylights, while Pierce Brosnan had taken over his Connection function in Goldeneye.

Quick Facts


Full Name Timothy Dalton
Date Of Birth March 21, 1944
Place Of Birth Colwyn Bay, Wales
Height 1.88 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality British
Children Alexander Dalton
Parents Peter Dalton Leggett, Dorothy Scholes
Siblings Annabelle Dalton, Stephen Dalton, Suzzane Dalton, Mark Dalton
Movies The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, Hot Fuzz, The Rocketeer, The Lion in Winter, Flash Gordon, The Tourist, Toy Story 3, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Beautician and the Beast, American Outlaws, Sextette, The Doctor and the Devils, Agatha, The King's Whore, Brenda Starr, Wuthering Heights, Mary, Queen of Scots, Secret of the Wings, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Made Men, Naked in New York, Hawks, Tales from Earthsea, The Reef, Chanel Solitaire, The Informant, Time Share, Permission to Kill, Sittaford Mystery, Hawaiian Vacation, Salt Water Moose, Small Fry, Red Eagle, Cromwell, The Man Who Knew Love, Partysaurus Rex, The Voyeur, Possessed, Florence Nightingale, Mistral's Daughter, Bonds Are Forever, Antony and Cleopatra, Ivan the Fool, The Flame Is Love, Clean Out, Framed
TV Shows Penny Dreadful, Framed, Mistral's Daughter, Centennial, Scarlett, Jane Eyre, Cleopatra, Sins, Toy Story Toons, Hercules, Dunkirk, Unknown Sender, Bond: Extras
Star Sign Aries

  • Facts
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  • Awards
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#Fact
1 Was originally cast as Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), but was replaced by Charles Dance. This would have been the second of two times that he would have been in a film with Frank McRae. The first (as it turns out, the only) film was Licence to Kill (1989).
2 He appears in Penny Dreadful (2014) with Eva Green. Green had previously appeared in Casino Royale (2006) and The Golden Compass (2007) with Daniel Craig, both times as a character previously played by Dalton.
3 Lives in London, England and Los Angeles, California.
4 He was born in Wales, to English parents, Dorothy (Scholes) and Peter Dalton-Leggett.
5 Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) but dropped out before he completed his studies.
6 Had been approached for the role of James Bond in 1968 when Sean Connery had left the franchise but turned it down as he felt he was too young. He was approached again in 1980 but refused because he did not like the lighthearted direction the film had been going in.
7 Initially agreed to play James Bond for a third time in GoldenEye (1995), but after a lengthy series of lawsuits between the studio and producers concerning the ownership of the character James Bond, and further script delays, he resigned from the role, believing that too much time had passed since Licence to Kill (1989).
8 Publicly announced he would not be returning as James Bond in GoldenEye (1995) on 12 April 1994. Two months later, Pierce Brosnan was revealed as his successor.
9 Has played Lord Asrail in a London stage adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy. In the film The Golden Compass (2007), this role is played by Daniel Craig, who also succeeded him in the role of James Bond.
10 Desmond Llewelyn claimed in an interview of Dalton that his portrayal of James Bond was closer to Ian Fleming's original novel version of the character than any other Bond actor.
11 (1980-1994) Companion of Vanessa Redgrave.
12 Dalton's Bond was the last to smoke cigarettes.
13 His colder, grittier portrayal of James Bond is considered by many fans of the franchise to be the closest to the characterization of Bond from the original novels by Ian Fleming, but was greeted with a mixed reaction from the general public following twelve years of Roger Moore's much more lighthearted portrayal.
14 His partner, Oksana Grigorieva, gave birth in London to a boy, Alexander, on 7 August 1997.
15 According to the James Bond film tailors in London, at 6' 2" he is the tallest of all the Bond actors. The tailors who have fitted and measured each of the 5 Bonds over the years claim the following heights for each of the other Bond actors: Sean Connery 6' 1 1/2" without shoes, George Lazenby 6' 1 1/2" without shoes, Roger Moore 6' 1" without shoes and Pierce Brosnan 6' 1" without shoes.
16 He says that his favorite James Bond films are the first three Bond movies: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964).
17 In 1986, he and Sylvester McCoy were performing together with Vanessa Redgrave in a season of Shakespeare at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Dalton and McCoy sympathized with each other about the difficulty in finding good long-term acting jobs. A year later, McCoy was cast as the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) and Dalton was cast as James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987).
18 Loves fishing, especially in the Pacific Ocean.
19 In the Charlie's Angels (1976) episode "Fallen Angel", Dalton's character, Damien Roth, is referred to as being like James Bond, which was 8 years before Dalton's first Bond outing.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Penny Dreadful 2014-2016 TV Series Sir Malcolm Murray
Toy Story That Time Forgot 2014 TV Short Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Toy Story of Terror 2013 TV Short Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex 2012 Short Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Secret of the Wings 2012 Lord Milori (voice)
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry 2011 Short Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Chuck 2010-2011 TV Series Alexei Volkoff Hartley Winterbottom Gregory Tuttle
Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation 2011 Short Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
The Tourist 2010 Chief Inspector Jones
Toy Story 3: The Video Game 2010 Video Game Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Toy Story 3 2010 Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Doctor Who 2009-2010 TV Series Lord President / The Narrator
Unknown Sender 2008 TV Series Miles
Hot Fuzz 2007 Simon Skinner
Gedo senki 2006 Ged Sparrowhawk (English version, voice)
Agatha Christie's Marple 2006 TV Series Clive Trevelyan
Hercules 2005 TV Mini-Series Amphitryon
Dunkirk 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 Damien Drake
American Outlaws 2001 Allan Pinkerton
Possessed 2000 TV Movie Fr. Willam Bowden
Time Share 2000 Matt Farragher
Passion's Way 1999 TV Movie Charles Darrow
Made Men 1999 Sheriff Dex Drier
Cleopatra 1999 TV Mini-Series Julius Caesar
Stories from My Childhood 1998 TV Series Prince Gvidon
The Informant 1997 DCI Rennie
The Beautician and the Beast 1997 Boris Pochenko
Salt Water Moose 1996 Lester Parnell
Scarlett 1994 TV Mini-Series Rhett Butler
Lie Down with Lions 1994 TV Movie Jack Carver
Naked in New York 1993 Elliot Price
Framed 1992 TV Mini-Series Eddie Myers
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Lokai
The Rocketeer 1991 Neville Sinclair
The King's Whore 1990 Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo
Licence to Kill 1989 James Bond
Brenda Starr 1989 Basil St. John
Hawks 1988 Bancroft
The Living Daylights 1987 James Bond
Sins 1986 TV Mini-Series Edmund Junot
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Narrator
The Doctor and the Devils 1985 Doctor Thomas Rock
Florence Nightingale 1985 TV Movie Richard Milnes
Antony and Cleopatra 1984 TV Movie Marc Antony
Mistral's Daughter 1984 TV Mini-Series Perry Kilkullen
The Master of Ballantrae 1984 TV Movie Col Francis Burke
Jane Eyre 1983 TV Mini-Series Edward Fairfax Rochester
Chanel Solitaire 1981 Boy Capel
Flash Gordon 1980 Prince Barin
The Flame Is Love 1979 TV Movie Marquis de Guaita
Charlie's Angels 1979 TV Series Damien Roth
Agatha 1979 Col. Archibald Christie
Centennial 1978-1979 TV Mini-Series Oliver Seccombe
El hombre que supo amar 1978 Juan de Dios
Sextette 1978 Sir Michael Barrington
The Executioner 1975 Charles Lord
Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 Henry - Lord Darnley
BBC Play of the Month 1970-1971 TV Series Marchbanks / Clive Harrington
Wuthering Heights 1970 Heathcliff
Giochi particolari 1970 Mark
Cromwell 1970 Prince Rupert
Judge Dee 1969 TV Series
The Three Princes 1968 TV Movie Ahmed
The Lion in Winter 1968 Philip II
Sat'day While Sunday 1967 TV Series Peter
Troilus and Cressida 1966 TV Movie Diomedes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chuck 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sextette 1978 performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everything or Nothing 2012 Documentary Himself
Toy Story 3: The Gang's All Here 2010 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Pricklepants
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally 2007 Video documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Morning 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Film '72 1987-2007 TV Series Himself
Dalton and D'Abo Interviews 2006 Video short Himself
Silver Anniversary: The Living Daylights 2006 Video short Himself
Timothy Dalton: The New James Bond 2006 Video short Himself
Bond '89 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Location Scouting with Peter Lamont: Licence to Kill 2006 Video documentary short Himself
On the Set with John Glen 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Timothy Dalton: On Acting 2006 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The James Bond Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee / James Bond
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Great Performances 1999 TV Series Himself - Host
Hooked on Fishing 1999 TV Series documentary Host
The Daily Show 1997-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
An Audience with Elton John 1997 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself / James Bond
In the Wild 1993 TV Series documentary Host
30 Years of James Bond 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
Licence to Kill: Production Behind the Scenes 1989 Video documentary short Himself
Wogan 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The London Programme 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Kenworth Truck Stunt Featurette 1989 Video documentary short Himself
Evening Magazine 1987 TV Series Himself
James Bond: Licence to Thrill 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wildlife Chronicles 1987 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host
Revista de cine 1976 TV Series Himself
National Youth Theatre 1966 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Q's Lab 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside 'Licence to Kill' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn 2000 TV Movie documentary James Bond (uncredited)
Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
And the Word Was Bond 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself / James Bond (uncredited)
James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today 1996 Video documentary short Himself
Three Decades of James Bond 007 1995 Video documentary short Himself
The World of James Bond 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Many Faces of Bond 1989 Video documentary Himself
The Golden Gong 1985 TV Movie documentary
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself / James Bond
Bonds Are Forever 1983 Video documentary James Bond / Himself
Timeshift 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series James Bond
Top Gear 2012 TV Series James Bond
Being Bond: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007 2012 Video documentary short James Bond / Himself
The Destinations of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary Rassilon (uncredited)
Second Time Around: The Troughton Years 2012 Video documentary Lord Presdient Rassilon
True Bond 2007 TV Movie documentary James Bond
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 Video documentary short Himself
In Search of the Brontës 2003 TV Movie Edward Fairfax Rochester
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself / James Bond
Best Ever Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
007: 40 Years of Humour in the James Bond Films 2002 Video short James Bond
Bond Girls Are Forever 2002 TV Movie documentary James Bond (uncredited)
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond 2000 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Double-O Stunts 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Inside 'The Living Daylights' 2000 Video documentary short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Villain Chuck (2007)
1994 Golden FIPA Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming TV Series and Serials: Actor Framed (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Toy Story of Terror (2013) · Tom Hanks
· Tim Allen
· Joan Cusack
· Carl Weathers
· Stephen Tobolowsky
· Wallace Shawn
· Don Rickles
· Kristen Schaal
· Kate McKinnon
· Lori Alan
· Peter Sohn
· Dawnn Lewis
· Emily Hahn
· Ken Marino
2013 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Secret of the Wings (2012) · Mae Whitman
· Lucy Hale
· Jeff Bennett
· Lucy Liu
· Raven-Symoné
· Megan Hilty
· Pamela Adlon
· Angela Bartys
· Matt Lanter
· Debby Ryan
· Grey Griffin
· Anjelica Huston
· Rob Paulsen
· Ben Diskin
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Sextette (1978) · Mae West

TitleSalary
Scarlett (1994) $5,000,000
Licence to Kill (1989) $5,000,000
The Living Daylights (1987) $3,000,000

#Quote
1 Richard Burton was Welsh; Tom Jones is Welsh, and we Welshmen like to think of ourselves as heroes - on screen and off!
2 [on GoldenEye (1995)] I was supposed to make one more but it was cancelled because MGM and the film's producers got into a lawsuit which lasted for five years. After that, I didn't want to do it anymore.
3 There was a time when Sean Connery gave up the role. I guess I, alongside quite a few other actors, was approached about the possibility of playing the part. That was for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). I was very flattered, but I think anybody would have been off their head to have taken over from Connery. I was also too young. Bond should be a man in his mid-thirties, at least - a mature adult who has been around. I was not approached for Live and Let Die (1973), but there was a time in the late 1970s, when Roger may not have done another one, for whatever reason. They were looking around then, and I went to see Mr. Broccoli in Los Angeles. At that time, they didn't have a script finished and also, the way the Bond movies had gone - although they were fun and entertaining - weren't my idea of Bond movies. They had become a completely different entity. I know Roger, and think he does a fantastic job, but they were different kinds of movies. Roger is one of the only people in the world who can be fun in the midst of all that gadgetry. But in truth my favorite Bond movies were always Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), and Goldfinger (1964).
4 That's something I think about constantly because it has to be for a purpose, it's not just self-indulgence. People often say, "Well, it's just the way I express myself." That's no good, that's narcissistic, juvenile. You work to express the piece because you believe the piece has value and that can be communicated to other people who will see something new of life because of it. You must believe that it will in some small or big way make a difference to their lives.
5 He's terrific. I think Casino Royale (2006) is a huge step forward - a leap forward. It's great and Daniel's great. He got a lot of stick when he was doing it. There was a lot of negative press. He was criticized by people who didn't have a clue what was in the script or what he was going to look like in the film, which was deeply unfair. I said how wrong everyone was at the time because he's a very gifted actor. I'm pleased that the movie turned out as well as it did.
6 I think most people thought it was a pity I wasn't allowed to grapple so much with the ladies. And he wasn't allowed to smoke; I think I managed to get a few puffs in, which they then cut out.
7 Roger Moore was brilliant but the movies had gone a long way from their roots; they had drifted in a way that was chalk and cheese to Sean. And I think Daniel Craig will work well. I think he's going to be terrific, he's got danger and vulnerability.
8 I don't think that Bond is a role model or that he should be a role model. He's only part of a particular kind of story. I don't think anyone should grow up wanting to go around killing people. I don't think anyone should grow up wanting to be a secret agent.
9 "When I saw those posters of Pierce standing there, I suddenly thought to myself, Jesus, I don't have to stand there with a gun to the side of my head anymore! I suddenly found the most tremendous sense of liberation, and I started to feel more like myself than I'd felt in years! I suddenly felt free!" (describing his feelings on whether or not in retrospect he made the right decision not to make the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995))
10 "It's very important to make the man believable so that you can stretch the fantasy. Whether people like this kind of Bond is another question." (on his approach to the role of James Bond)
11 "I felt as free as a bird" - describing driving down Sunset Boulevard and seeing a billboard that had Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan on it, but no Timothy Dalton.
12 "I don't think I've drunk one since I've left the Bond movies. Every bar you go in, there's always some wisecrack, 'Oh, yours will be a Martini, shaken, not stirred!' You get sick and tired of that." - talking about all of the vodka martinis he would get whenever he walked into a bar, while he was playing Bond.
13 On playing a character: "You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle. Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it." (source: "The Making of LICENCE TO KILL" by Sally Hibbin. Eon Productions Ltd. and Glidrose Publications Ltd., 1989.)

#Trademark
1 Intense acting style
2 Bold green eyes
3 Deep smooth voice
4 Deep authoritative voice
5 Frequently plays dark, brooding characters

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