Ten fun facts about Timothy Dalton
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Dalton is known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett (1994), an original sequel to Gone with the Wind.
His greatest commercial success has been The Tourist which grossed US$278 million worldwide.
As a teenager, he was a member of the Air Training Corps.
He decided to become an actor at 16 after seeing a production of Macbeth and got a role in a production of the play at The Old Vic.Fact 5
He made his film debut as Philip II of France in The Lion in Winter.Fact 6
With two notable exceptions, the films Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) and Permission to Kill (1975), he remained a theatre actor until 1978.Fact 7
Dalton had been considered for the role of James Bond several times.Fact 8
Dalton's portrayal of Bond was dark and serious.Fact 9
He left school in 1964 to enrol in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and tour with the National Youth Theatre.Fact 10
Dalton did not complete his RADA studies, leaving the academy in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Click here for more people facts ❯
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