Timothy Dalton was born on 21st March 1944 in Colwyn Bay in Wales, his father a captain in the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.
Dalton became the fourth actor to play James Bond in the Eon Productions film series and rated by some fans as the closest to Ian Fleming’s Bond.
He played 007 in just two films, The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence To Kill (1989) but his tenure was cut short when the series stalled after his second film due to legal issues. Although contracted for three movies, Dalton elected not to return and so it came about that Pierce Brosnan was signed in the role.
was the fourth actor to play James Bond in the Eon film aeries