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Timothy Dalton
Timothy Dalton

Simon  Skinner

Timothy Dalton’s four-decade career as an actor has encompassed success in film, theater, and television alike.

He made his screen debut in Anthony Harvey’s classic The Lion in Winter, starring alongside Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, and Anthony Hopkins. Among his many other films are Ken Hughes’ Cromwell; Robert Fuest’s Wuthering Heights; Charles Jarrott’s Mary, Queen of Scots; Michael Apted’s Agatha; Mike Hodges’ Flash Gordon; Freddie Francis’ The Doctor and the Devils; Joe Johnston’s The Rocketeer; and, as James Bond, John Glen’s The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.

On the stage, Mr. Dalton has played extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as well as The Prospect and Old Vic Theatre companies. In London’s West End, he has starred in the lead roles of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labours Lost, King Lear, Henry IV Parts I & II, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra; and Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet. In the U.S., he performed Love Letters with Whoopi Goldberg.Most recently, he played at The Royal National Theatre in Nicholas Hytner’s staging of His Dark Materials.

His work in television includes several notable miniseries. Among them are the BBC’s Jane Eyre, directed by Julian Amyes (praised as the best screen adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel); Lawrence Carra’s Antony and Cleopatra (adapted from the Shakespeare play); Geoffrey Sax’ Framed (written by Lynda La Plante); and the epic Centennial (based on the James A. Michener novel).