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March 21, 1946

Colwyn Bay, Wales

Timothy Dalton


Born in North Wales, Timothy Dalton has forged successful careers in the fields of theater, film and television. One of his first film credits was the 1968 Academy Award-winner The Lion In Winter, starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, and Anthony Hopkins.

Later in his career, Dalton became renowned for his portrayal of James Bond in The Living Daylights and License to Kill. Most recently he starred as infamous detective Allan Pinkerton in the western American Outlaws. His film credits include the family sci-fi adventure The Rocketeer, the title role in The Doctor and the Devils, as well as playing opposite Fran Drescher in the comedy The Beautician and the Beast.

Prominent television appearances have included his roles as Rhett Butler in the miniseries "Scarlett and Julius Caesar in Cleopatra". He also starred in mystery writer Lynda La Plante’s "Framed" and Showtime’s "The Informant and Possessed".

His Shakespearean training has been reflected on stage with notable English theatrical roles in "Romeo & Juliet", "Love’s Labour’s Lost", "King Lear" and "The Taming of the Shrew". Dalton studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

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