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Timothy Dalton

Knowledge Identifier: +Timothy_Dalton


Timothy Dalton

British actor of film and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United Kingdom (48%), United States (25%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: James Bond, Vanessa Redgrave, Vivien Merchant

Linked to: Grammar schools in the United Kingdom, Royal Shakespeare Company, Daily Mail, Provisional Irish Republican Army




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Timothy Dalton was born in 1946 add something


He left school in 1964 to enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and tour with the National Youth Theatre add something


Dalton did not complete his RADA studies, leaving the academy in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre add something


According to the documentary "Inside The Living Daylights", the producers first approached Dalton in 1968 for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" although Dalton himself in this same documentary claims the approach occurred when he was either 24 or 25 and had already done the film Mary, Queen of Scots add something


Dalton quickly moved to television, working mainly with BBC and, in 1968, made his film debut as Philip II of France in "The Lion in Winter" add something


Anthony Hopkins - In 1968, he got his break in The Lion in Winter playing Richard I, along with Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and future James Bond star Timothy Dalton, who played Philip II of France.


This was the first of several period dramas, which included a remake of "Wuthering Heights" in 1970 in which he portrayed Heathcliff add something


After a few more films, Dalton took a break in 1971 to concentrate on the theatre, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other troupes throughout the world add something


He was in a relationship with English actress Vanessa Redgrave between 1971 and 1986 add something


Vanessa Redgrave - From 1971 to 1986, she had a long-term relationship with actor Timothy Dalton, with whom she had starred in the film "Mary, Queen of Scots"


With two notable exceptions, the films "Mary, Queen of Scots" and "Permission to Kill" , he remained a theatre actor until 1978 add something


In 1975, Dalton and Vivien Merchant headed the cast of a revival of Noël Coward's "The Vortex" add something


Vivien Merchant - In 1975, Merchant and Timothy Dalton headed the cast of a revival of Noël Coward's "The Vortex" at the Greenwich Theatre


In a 1979 episode of the television series "Charlie's Angels", Dalton played the role of Damien Roth, a millionaire playboy described by David Doyle's character as "almost James Bond-ian" add something


In either 1979 or 1980, he was approached again, but did not favour the direction the films were taking, nor did he think the producers were seriously looking for a new 007 add something


Agatha Christie - The 1979 Michael Apted film "Agatha" starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman and Timothy Dalton depicts Christie planning suicide, to frame her husband's mistress for her "murder"


During this time, he played Prince Barin in the 1980 cult science fiction classic "Flash Gordon" and played Mr. Rochester in the 1983 BBC serial of "Jane Eyre" add something


Lynn Redgrave - In 1983, she played Cleopatra in an American television version of "Antony and Cleopatra" opposite Timothy Dalton


Dalton starred alongside Jonathan Pryce in the 1985 film "The Doctor and the Devils" add something


In 1985, Dalton was set to play "Don Alfonso de la Torré" in Roman Polanski's film "Pirates" add something


In 1986, Dalton was approached to play Bond after Roger Moore had retired, and Pierce Brosnan could not get out of contractual commitments to the television series "Remington Steele" add something


In a 1987 interview, Dalton said, "Originally I did not want to take over from Sean Connery add something


Mike Grell - In 1988, Grell authored and illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of the Timothy Dalton James Bond film "Licence to Kill", and in 1989 wrote and drew an original Bond story, the three-issue mini-series "Permission to Die", both published by Eclipse Comics


Talisa Soto - In 1989, she was cast as Lupe Lamora, in the James Bond film "Licence to Kill" starring Timothy Dalton and as Maria Rivera in "The Mambo Kings"


Bruce Payne - The series ran from 1989 to 1996, won four *awards and featured guest appearances from Daniel Craig, Tim Curry, Timothy Dalton, Jane Horrocks, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Ewan McGregor, Demi Moore, Joe Pesci, Brad Pitt, Tim Roth, David Warner and many other notable actors and actresses


During the second half of the 1990s he starred in several cable films, most notably the Irish Republican Army drama, "The Informant", and the action thriller "Made Men" add something


Since Dalton was contracted for three Bond films, the pre-production of his third film began in 1990, in order to be released in 1991 add something


Instead, he played the villainous matinee idol-cum-Nazi spy Neville Sinclair in 1991's "The Rocketeer", and Rhett Butler in "Scarlett", the television miniseries sequel to "Gone with the Wind" add something


He appeared as criminal informant Eddie Myers in the acclaimed 1992 British TV film "Framed" add something


The legal battle ended in 1993, and Dalton was expected to return as James Bond in the next Bond film, which later became "GoldenEye" add something


Thomas B. Allen (author) - First published in hardcover in 1993, the book was reissued as a revised paperback in 2000 to coincide with the release of a made-for-cable film "Possessed " starring Timothy Dalton as Father Bowdern


When the deadline was not met, Dalton surprised everyone on 12 April 1994 with the announcement that he would not return as James Bond add something


Rhett Butler - In the "Scarlett" TV mini-series produced in 1994 , Rhett was played by Timothy Dalton


Oksana Grigorieva - The song "Angel" was named for her son with Timothy Dalton, Alexander, born in 1997


In 1998 the second Deluxe Edition of Bond's Soundtracks was released add something


In the 1999 TV film "Cleopatra" he played Julius Caesar add something


The Subtle Knife - As the second novel of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, the book has formed part of a radio drama on BBC Radio 4, starring Terence Stamp as Lord Asriel and Lulu Popplewell as Lyra, and as a two-part, six-hour performance for London's Royal National Theatre in December 2003, running until March 2004, and starring Anna Maxwell Martin as Lyra, Dominic Cooper as Will, Timothy Dalton as Lord Asriel and Patricia Hodge as Mrs Coulter, and a second run between November 2004 and April 2005


At the end of that year and the beginning of 2004, he returned to theatre to play Lord Asriel in the stage version of "His Dark Materials" add something


Dalton reflected in 2007, "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 add something


Dalton returned once again to British television in a guest role for the "Doctor Who" 2009-10 two-part special "The End of Time", playing Rassilon add something


Mel Gibson - Grigorieva, who had previously had a son with actor Timothy Dalton, gave birth to Gibson's daughter Lucia on 30 October 2009.


In 2010 and 2011, he starred in several episodes of the fourth season of the American spy comedy "Chuck" as Alexei Volkoff add something


Since 2014 Dalton has portrayed the character Sir Malcolm Murray on the "Showtime" original television series "Penny Dreadful" add something