At a consistently lean 6’ 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping into roles played by other actors, first following Sir Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights (1970), then as “James Bond” in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), and even more brutally, recently, as “Rhett Butler” in “Scarlett” (1994).
Undaunted and good-natured, he has always stated that he likes the risk of challenges. The oldest of five children, he was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, where his father was stationed during WWII, and is a mixture of Italian, Irish and English. His father moved the family to Manchester in the late 1940s, where he worked in advertising and raised the growing Dalton family in an upper-class neighborhood outside of Belper, Derbyshire… read more
I agree with Deckert. Also my favorite Bond. The man has got amazing charisma and takes the character of Bond to never-seen-before levels of emotion and cool (with the exception of George Lazenby - On her Majesty's Secret Service -1969- who also pulled it off). A great actor and a very powerful on-screen persona.