Timothy Dalton

Actor
After establishing himself on stage as an accomplished Shakespearean performer, actor Timothy Dalton forged a successful career on screen, typically in roles as dashing period men, until he reached international stardom ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1946 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (55)

Penny Dreadful 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Toy Story That Time Forgot 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Toy Story Of Terror! 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Tales from Earthsea 2010 (Movie)

Sparrowhawk (Voice)

The Tourist 2010 (Movie)

Chief Inspector Jones (Actor)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

Simon Skinner (Actor)

The Sittaford Mystery 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Damien Drake (Actor)

American Outlaws 2001 (Movie)

Allan Pinkerton (Actor)

Possessed 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cleopatra 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Crossed Lovers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Informant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beautician and the Beast 1997 (Movie)

Boris Pochenko (Actor)

Salt Water Moose 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Sneak Peek II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Framed 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked in New York 1994 (Movie)

Elliot Price (Actor)

Werewolf Concerto 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Brenda Starr 1992 (Movie)

Basil St John (Actor)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Neville Sinclair (Actor)

The King's Whore 1990 (Movie)

King Vittorio Amadeo--King of Piedmont (Actor)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

Bancroft (Actor)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Eyre 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Doctor and the Devils 1985 (Movie)

Dr Thomas Rock (Actor)

The Master of Ballantrae 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Chanel Solitaire 1981 (Movie)

Boy Capel (Actor)

Flash Gordon 1980 (Movie)

Prince Barin (Actor)

Agatha 1979 (Movie)

Archibald Christie (Actor)

Sextette 1977 (Movie)

Sir Michael Barrington (Actor)

El Hombre Que Supo Amar 1975 (Movie)

John of God (Actor)

Permission to Kill 1974 (Movie)

Charles Lord (Actor)

Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 (Movie)

Lord Henry Darnley (Actor)

Cromwell 1970 (Movie)

Prince Rupert (Actor)

Wuthering Heights 1970 (Movie)

Heathcliff (Actor)

The Lion in Winter 1968 (Movie)

King Philip of France (Actor)

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Dunkirk (TV Show)

Narrator

Florence Nightingale (TV Show)

Actor

Lie Down With Lions (TV Show)

Actor

Made Men (TV Show)

Actor

Mistral's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Passion's Way (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

Sins (TV Show)

Actor

The Flame Is Love (TV Show)

Actor

The James Bond Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Master of Ballantrae (Movie)

(Actor)

Time Share (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After establishing himself on stage as an accomplished Shakespearean performer, actor Timothy Dalton forged a successful career on screen, typically in roles as dashing period men, until he reached international stardom as the fourth person to play James Bond. While his tenure as 007 was short-lived, Dalton was credited with returning the character to his roots following a decade of campy humor during the reign of Roger Moore. After first being offered and ultimately turning down the role in the late 1960s following Sean Connery's first departure, he made his first appearance as Bond in "The Living Daylights" (1987), which helped bring the franchise back to box office prominence after a steady decline earlier in the decade. Dalton followed with the decidedly darker "License to Kill" (1989), which drew equal amounts of proponents and detractors over his portrayal of a violent, loose canon Bond out for revenge. Prior to his stint as England's most famous fictional spy, Dalton excelled in stage productions of "Coriolanus" (1964), "As You Like It" (1966) and "King Lear" (1972), while making his onscreen mark in "The Lion in Winter" (1968), "Flash Gordon" (1980) and "Jane Eyre" (BBC, 1983). Following a bitter legal dispute between the production company behind Bond and the studio, Dalton left the franchise due to an expired contract and focused once again on leading roles in period films like "Scarlett" (CBS, 1994) and "Cleopatra" (ABC, 1999). Having displayed his creative diversity with "Hot Fuzz" (2007) and "Toy Story 3" (2010), Dalton proved that he was one of cinema's great, but often underappreciated performers.

Relationships

Alexander Dalton

Son
Born August 7, 1997 mother, Oksana Grigorieva

Whoopi Goldberg Actor

Companion
Dated briefly from 1990-91

Oksana Grigorieva

Companion
Together in the late 1990s mother of Dalton's son

Yvonne Paul

Companion

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Companion
Worked together on "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971) and "Agatha" (1979), in which Redgrave played novelist Agatha Christie and Dalton played her adulterous husband Together for 17 years until 1986

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1964 - 1966
Left in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

National Youth Theatre

London , England

Milestones

2010

Voiced the character of Mr. Pricklepants in the animated feature, "Toy Story 3"

2010

Co-starred with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in "The Tourist"

2007

Played the charming but sinister supermarket manager in the U.K. comedy, "Hot Fuzz"

2003

Played a parody of James Bond in the film, "Looney Tunes: Back in Action"

2001

Cast as Scottish detective Alan Pinkerton in "American Outlaws"

2000

Portrayed a priest enlisted to perform an exorcism in Showtime's "Possessed"

1999

Cast as Julius Caesar in the TV miniseries, "Cleopatra" (ABC)

1997

Starred in the Irish Republican Army drama, "The Informant" (Showtime)

1994

Played Rhett Butler in CBS' "Scarlett," the television miniseries sequel to "Gone with the Wind"

1994

Announced that he had resigned from the role of James Bond

1992

Appeared as criminal informant Eddie Myers in the acclaimed British miniseries, "Framed"

1991

Played the villainous matinee idol Neville Sinclair in "The Rocketeer"

1989

Played the role of James Bond a second time in "License to Kill"

1987

Debuted as James Bond in "The Living Daylights"

1986

Officially named the new James Bond on August 6

1986

Co-starred with Joan Collins in the miniseries, "Sins" (CBS)

1983

Played Mr. Rochester in the BBC serial of "Jane Eyre"

1980

Played Prince Barin in the cult science fiction classic, "Flash Gordon"

1978

Made his miniseries debut in "Centennial" (NBC)

1978

Starred in "Sextette" as the husband of 85-year-old Mae West

1975

First appearance in an American film, "Permission to Kill"

1972

Co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave in "Mary, Queen of Scots"

1968

Made screen acting debut in "The Lion in Winter"

1966

Appeared with the Birmingham Repertory in West End production of "As You Like It"

1966

Starred on stage in "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs"

1964

Professional stage debut in "Coriolanus" at London's Queen's Theatre

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1944 as the year of Mr. Dalton's birth.

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His official Web site is at www.timothydalton.com

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