As an agent of MI6, Bond holds code number " British actor Timothy Dalton took over the role from Roger Moore in Although very little of Bond's past is directly addressed in Timothy Dalton's films, it is assumed that his Bond continues to share the common background laid out by the Ian Fleming novels and preceding Bond films. He had acquired a first-class command of the French and German languages during his early education, which he received entirely abroad.
At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping into roles played by other actors, first following Sir Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights , in Scarlett Undaunted and good-natured, he has always stated that he likes the risk of challenges. His father was stationed in Colwyn Bay during World War II, and moved the family to Manchester in the late s, where he worked in advertising and raised the growing Dalton family, in an upper-class neighbourhood outside of Belper, Derbyshire. Timothy was enrolled in a school for bright children, where he excelled in sports and was interested in the sciences.
MI6 takes a retrospective look at what could have been the 17th James Bond film and Timothy Dalton's third outing as , a very different concept to what fans of today are familiar with Bond 17 - History 16th July A disappointing box-office for Dalton's second outing " Licence To Kill ", which some put down to a lack of a substantial promotional campaign in the USA, had thrown doubt on the future of the series. Dalton was candid in a magazine interview on the state of affairs:.
Thankfully, a new book offers a deep dive into the permutations of over the years, and, along the way, will likely make you wish Timothy Dalton had gotten another crack at the character. In his new book, Edlitz offers a fascinating look at how different creators have interpreted the character of , and what audiences would have seen in a number of unmade Bond films. Besides the behind-the-scenes look at the Bond films in general, Edlitz also gives a sense of the sheer amount of work that went into action films of the era — including multiple treatments for wildly different films.