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Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton: (on his experience at the RADA) It took a year to undo the psychological damage that was caused by the oppressive teachers.
 
Timothy studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) between 1964 and 1966. Just before completing his two years, he quit and joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
 
Both of Timothy's grandfathers were vaudevillian performers.
 
Timothy's father moved the family to Manchester in the late 1940s where he worked in advertising and raised the growing Dalton family in an upper-class neighborhood outside of Belper, Derbyshire, just south of Manchester.
 
Timothy made his major film debut in The Lion in Winter (1968).
 
Timothy Dalton: I felt as free as a bird (describing driving down Sunset Boulevard and seeing a billboard that had Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan on it, but no Timothy Dalton.)
 
Timothy currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
 
Timothy Dalton: (on his approach to the role of James Bond) It's very important to make the man believable so that you can stretch the fantasy. Whether people like this kind of Bond is another question.
 
Timothy's Bond was the last to smoke cigarettes.
 
Timothy's colder, grittier portrayal of James Bond is considered by many fans of the franchise to be the closest to the characterization of Bond from the original novels by Ian Fleming, but was greeted with a mixed reaction from the general public.
 
Timothy has one child, a son named Alexander. He was born on the 7th of August, 1997.
 
Timothy says that his favorite James Bond films are the first three Bond movies, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Goldfinger.
 
Timothy loves to go fishing, especially in the Pacific.
 
Timothy has been married to Oksana Grigorieva since 1997, it is his first marriage.
 
Timothy is quick to point out that he is mixture of Italian, Irish and English descent.
 
Timothy is the oldest of five children.
 
Timothy's natural eye colour is green, some mistake them for being blue.
 
Timothy is 6' 2" (1.88 m) tall.
 
Timothy played Lord Asriel in theatre production of His Dark Materials in the National Theatre.
 

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