Timothy Dalton was born on 21 March 1946 and he is a Welsh born British actor. He is best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights.
Biography and Career
Timothy Dalton was born on 21 March 1946 in Colwyn Bay, Wales, to an American mother of Italian and Irish descent, and an English father. Before his fourth birthday, the family relocated to Belper, Derbyshire. While in Belper, he attended the Herbert Strutt Grammar School.
As a teenager, he was a member of the Air Cadets, but at age 16, saw Macbeth, thus sealing his fate. He left school in 1964 to enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and tour with the National Youth Theatre. Dalton did not complete his RADA studies leaving the academy in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
He is best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights. As well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett in 1994, an original sequel to, Gone with the Wind. He is also known for his roles in Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Shakespearean films and plays like Romeo and Juliet.
He quickly moved to television working mainly with BBC and in 1968, made his first film in The Lion in winter. This was the first of several period dramas which included a remake of Wuthering Heights in 1970 in which he portrayed the tortured Heathcliff.
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. Dalton had been considered for the role of James Bond four times. In 1968, he was asked to play Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969 after Sean Connery decided that During the late-1970s.
After his Bond films, Dalton divided his work between stage, television and films, and diversified the characters he played.
This helped him eliminate the 007 typecasting that followed him during the previous period. Dalton was nevertheless for a certain period considered to act in the upcoming Bond movie Golden Eye. He also appeared as criminal informant Eddie Myers in the acclaimed 1992 British miniseries, Framed.
Birth Name: Timothy Peter Dalton
Birth: 21 March 1946
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