Timothy Peter Dalton (born 21 March 1944 or 1946) is a British actor of film and television. 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.
On playing a character: "You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle. Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it." (source: "The Making of LICENCE TO KILL" by Sally Hibbin. Eon Productions Ltd. and Glidrose Publications Ltd., 1979.)
When I saw those posters of Pierce standing there, I suddenly thought to myself, Jesus, I don't have to stand there with a gun to the side of my head anymore! I suddenly found the most tremendous sense of liberation, and I started to feel more like myself than I'd felt in years! I suddenly felt free! (describing his feelings on whether or not in retrospect he made the right decision not to make the James Bond film GoldenEye)
He's terrific. I think Casino Royale (2006) is a huge step forward - a leap forward. It's great and Daniel's great. He got a lot of stick when he was doing it. There was a lot of negative press. He was criticized by people who didn't have a clue what was in the script or what he was going to look like in the film, which was deeply unfair. I said how wrong everyone was at the time because he's a very gifted actor. I'm pleased that the movie turned out as well as it did.
|Full Name at Birth||Timothy Peter Dalton|
|Date of Birth||March 21, 1946|
|Birthplace||Colwyn Bay, Wales|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Hebert Strutt Grammar School|
|Claim to Fame||James Bond|