British stage actor who was born in Wales.
A spot in camp history is assured by Timothy Dalton participation
in SEXTETTE in 1978, playing Mae West's love interest this
was his American film debut.
Making his first American appearance on the TV screen, Timothy
Dalton was on the TV mini CENTENNIAL in 1978 in which Lynn
Redgrave played his wife.
Playing a president and dictator Timothy Dalton started
in THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST in 1997 also showing a little
bit of sword-fighting skills.
In 1992 he starred in the A&E production, FRAMED, which
won a bronze medal in the 1993 New York Film Festivals.
Playing an Errol Flynn type actor in Timothy Dalton's excellent
performance in Disney's THE ROCKETEER in 1991.
In 1993 Timothy Dalton journeyed to northern Alaska and
to Minnesota to make a documentary on one of his favorite
subjects, Wolves for the documentary IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES.
For Timothy Dalton performance IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
he went on to win a silver medal in the 1994 New York Film
Initially, Timothy Dalton appeared in large-scale costume
dramas such as THE LION IN WINTER in 1968, WUTHERING HEIGHTS
as Heathcliff in 1970, and MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS in 1971.
In 1994 Timothy Dalton became the new Clark Gable having
the role of Rhett Butler in the miniseries SCARLETT.
It was the role that brought his international fame Timothy
Dalton tackled Ian Fleming's Secret Agent 007 in THE LIVING
DAYLIGHTS in 1987, and followed that with LICENCE TO KILL
According to the James Bond film tailors in London, at
6' 2" Timothy Dalton 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.
Timothy Dalton's colder, grittier portrayal of James Bond
is considered by some die hard fans of the franchise to
be the closest to the characterization of Bond from the
original novels by Ian Flemming.
Dalton's Sci-Fi credits include: FLASH GORDON and THE ROCKETEER.
Timothy Dalton's other film credits include:
LION IN WINTER (1968)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1970)
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (1971)
THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS (1985)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (as James Bond) (1987)
LICENSE TO KILL (as James Bond) (1989)
BRENDA STARR (1989)
NAKEDN IN NEW YORK (1993)
THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST (1997)
THE INFORMANT (1997)
MADE MAN (1999)
THE REEF (1999)
TIME SHARE (2000)
AMERICAN OUTLAWS (2001)
HOT FUZZ (2007)
THE TOURIST (2010)
Timothy Dalton's television credits include:
MISTRAL'S DAUGHTER (1984)
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1985)
LIE DOWN WITH LIONS (1994)
SCARLETT (mini-series, as Rhett Butler) (1994)