Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton

Film Actor

March 21, 1946

Also Known For : Actor

Birth Place : Colwyn Bay, Wales, United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign : Aries

Chinese Zodiac : Dog

Birth Element : Fire

Timothy Dalton Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Timothy Dalton was born on March 21, 1946. He is British. He is an English actor. He is renowned for his role as James Bond. He is currently Seventy-two years old.

Early Life

Timothy Dalton was born Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett on March 21, 1946, in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales. He was born to Peter Dalton Leggett and Dorothy Scholes.  In 1949, he alongside his family moved to Belper, Derbyshire.

He later joined Herbert Strutt Grammar School. He later became Air Training Corps at LXX Squadron member. In 1962, his interest in acting grew after seeing the performance of ‘Macbeth.’ He was later given a role to play at the production of ‘Macbeth.’

In 1964, he joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He later engaged in tours with the National Youth Theatre. In 1966, he joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.



Timothy Dalton started his career by working at the BBC. In 1968, he appeared as Philip II of France in the film ‘The Lion in Winter’ a film which led to his debut. In 1970, he appeared in ‘Wuthering Heights’ as Heathcliff. In 1971, he worked in the theatre working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1975, he alongside Vivien Merchant were cast heads of the film ‘The Vortex.’ In 1978, he starred as Mae West’s husband in the film ‘Sextette.’ In 1979, he appeared as Damien Roth in the film ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ In 1980, he featured in ‘Flash Gordon’ as Prince Barin. In 1983, he appeared as Mr. Rochester in ‘Jane Eyre.’

In 1985, Timothy Dalton was a co-starring in the film ‘The Doctor and the Devils.’ In 1986, he appeared as a co-starring in the film ‘Sins.’ In 1987, he appeared for the first time as James Bond 007 in ‘The Living Daylights.’ In 1989, he appeared as James Bond 007 in ‘License to Kill’ which was his second film as 007.

In 1991, he appeared as Neville Sinclair in the film ‘The Rocketeer.’ He later appeared in ‘Scarlett’ as Rhett Butler. In 1992, he featured as Eddie Myers in the film ‘Framed.’ He later starred in the films ‘The Informant’, ‘Irish Republican Army Drama’ and ‘Made Men.’ In 1994, he stopped playing as James Bond.

In 1999, Timothy Dalton appeared in ‘Cleopatra’ as Julius Caesar. In 2003, he appeared as James Bond’s parody Damian Drake in ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action.’ In 2004, he played in a theatre film ‘His Dark Materials’ as Lord Asriel. In 2007, he appeared as Simon Skinner in ‘Hot Fuzz.’ In 2009, he appeared in Doctor Who’s television special ‘The End of Time’ as Rassilon a role he played until 2010.

In 2010, he appeared in ‘Chuck’ as Alexei Volkoff a role he played until 2011. He also lent his voice to the animated film ‘Toy Story 3’ as Mr. Pricklepants. In 2013, he appeared in the television film ‘Toy Story of Terror’. In 2014, he appeared in the film ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’. He later started appearing in the series ‘Penny Dreadful’ as Sir Malcolm, a role he played until 2016.


Personal Life

In 1971, Timothy Dalton was in a relationship with Vanessa Redgrave with whom he broke up with in 1986. In 1995, he fell into a relationship with Oksana Grigorieva with whom he has one child. In 2003, they broke up. He is currently Seventy-two years of age.