Dalton is remembered for bringing a darker, more serious side to the James Bond character.
He was resolute in his attempt of playing the true character from the Ian Fleming novels and performed many of the action stunts himself.
At the time of release The Living Daylights was the fourth most successful James Bond movie.
Timothy Dalton played James Bond in the following films:
Timothy Dalton is a Welsh actor famous for appearing in two James Bond movies and the television mini series Scarlett. He was born in the northern Wales town of Colwyn Bay before moving to the English town of Belper at an early age.
In Belper he attended the beautiful Herbert Strutt School before leaving in 1964 to join the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He was a member of the Air Training Corps as a teenager. In 1966 he joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Dalton then worked in television, largely with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), before acting in his first film The Lion in Winter in 1968. He then focused on theatre, touring the world with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Prospect Theatre Company until 1978.
After this time he began starring in films, especially in the United States. Dalton also worked in various television series including Centennial and Sins in the USA, and Jane Eyre in the UK.
From 1987 to 1994 Dalton was involved with EON Productions, playing the prestigious role of James Bond in two films (1987 and 1989).
During this time he also acted in television, theatre and several other movies, including the comedy Hawks in 1988 and an adventure film The Rocketeer in 1991.
In 1994, Dalton starred as Rhett Butler in the award winning television series Scarlett.
Since this time Dalton has continued his regular appearance in movies, theatre and television.
In 2010, Dalton voiced the character of Mr Pricklepants in the Pixar animation film Toy Story 3.
The latest movie by Timothy Dalton is the action thriller The Tourist, which also stars Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
Recently, Dalton appeared in Season Four of the action comedy television series Chuck where he played Alexei Volkoff, head of Volkoff Industries.
|2010||Toy Story 3|
|2003||Looney Tunes: Back in Action|
|1978||The Man Who Knew Love|
|1975||Mary, Queen of Scots|
|1968||The Lion in Winter|
|1994||Lie Down With Lions|
|1984||The Master of Ballantrae|
|1979||The Flame is Love|
|1968||The Three Princes|
|1967||Sat'day While Sunday|
|2003||His Dark Materials: Royal National Theatre, London|
|1991||Love Letters: Beverley Canon Theatre, Los Angeles|
|1988||A Touch of the Poet: Young Vic & Theatre Royal Haymarket, London|
|1986||The Taming of the Shrew: Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Wales|
|1986||Antony and Cleopatra: Clwyd Theatr Cymru and Theatre Royal Haymarket|
|1982||Henry IV Part I and II: Barbican Theatre, London|
|1977||The Romans: Mermaid Theatre, London|
|1977||The Lunatic, the Lover and, the Poet: The Old Vic, London|
|1976||The Vortex: Greenwich Theatre, London|
|1975||Black Comedy: Shaw Theatre, London|
|1975||The Samaritan: Shaw Theatre, London|
|1974||Henry IV Part I and II: The Roundhouse, London|
|1972||Romeo and Juliet: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon|
|1972||Love's Labour's Lost: Aldwych Theatre, London|
|1972||King Lear: Aldwych Theatre, London|
|1971||Macbeth: Kennedy Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii|
|1971||Saint Joan: Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1966||The Doctor's Dilemma: Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1966||Love's Labour's Lost: Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1966||As You Like It: Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1966||Richard III: Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1966||The Merchant of Venice: Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|1966||Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunochs: Royal Court Theatre, London|
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