The TIMOTHY DALTON Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
    edited August 14 Posts: 2,362
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.

    Agreed.
    "Yess, I got rhe message!" Love the way Dalton delivers that line!

    Yeah, I really love the way Dalton delivers that line with calm coldness and Barry's music in this scene, is spectacular as always.

    I love this scene!
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
    Posts: 1,063
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.

    Agreed.
    "Yess, I got rhe message!" Love the way Dalton delivers that line!

    Yeah, I really love the way Dalton delivers that line with calm coldness and Barry's music in this scene, is spectacular as always.

    I love this scene!

    +1
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
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    The Living Daylights was the first Bond film that I watched when I was 11 years old. Back then, I thought Dalton too dark and serious, while thinking Connery and Moore were the best in my early teens. Fast forward 25 years later and I now find him the most criminally underrated Bond ever and his only two outings the most criminally underrated Bond films.

    Truth be told - Dalton was a breath of fresh air after the tongue in cheek antics of the Moore era, and brought the character back to reality. Had it not been for the legal issues, he would of done at least two more before signing off.
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
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    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.

    The part where he pops the "Smiert Spionam" balloon and has the most intense look of utter rage in his eyes made that scene.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
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    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.

    The part where he pops the "Smiert Spionam" balloon and has the most intense look of utter rage in his eyes made that scene.

    Right out of the Fleming pages those scenes.

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,099
    No one kills a balloon like Bond.
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
    Posts: 1,063
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.

    The part where he pops the "Smiert Spionam" balloon and has the most intense look of utter rage in his eyes made that scene.

    Right out of the Fleming pages those scenes.

    +1
  • Curious thing I noticed on Wikipedia this afternoon, it notes that Dalton's birth name is Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett and that Timothy Dalton is his stage name.....I've never heard this before. It's kinda shocking, because I always thought I was fairly well versed on the history of the franchise. I thought it was only Sean who went by a different name professionally. How curious.....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Dalton

    Mr Leggitt......I don't see it
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  • WillyGalore_ReduxWillyGalore_Redux I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaaaaaaming
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    Just been re watching The Rocketeer (one of my fave comic book films) TD is just wonderful. Looks like he was having the time of his life filming this

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "Better cold with them on, than dead with them off, I always say."Moderator
    edited September 11 Posts: 11,469
    Curious thing I noticed on Wikipedia this afternoon, it notes that Dalton's birth name is Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett and that Timothy Dalton is his stage name.....I've never heard this before. It's kinda shocking, because I always thought I was fairly well versed on the history of the franchise. I thought it was only Sean who went by a different name professionally. How curious.....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Dalton

    Mr Leggitt......I don't see it
    The-Living-Daylights.png?fit=716%2C349

    Someone hasn’t verified the information on wiki. Timothy Peter Dalton is his full / correct name.

  • kuifje_007kuifje_007 Belgium
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    I have read on IMDB that Dalton was asked to play Bond in For Your Eyes Only. It's very pity he didn't play FYEO and now we are stuck with an old Bond in the next 3 movies! Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,099
    kuifje_007 wrote: »
    Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!
    I need to shake your hand, sir.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
    Posts: 38,312
    chrisisall wrote: »
    kuifje_007 wrote: »
    Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!
    I need to shake your hand, sir.

    In these troubled times? Be sure to wear gloves.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 1,425
    chrisisall wrote: »
    kuifje_007 wrote: »
    Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!
    I need to shake your hand, sir.

    In these troubled times? Be sure to wear gloves.

    Elbow bump, lol. That’s what they have been doing at certain jobs of mine.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    kuifje_007 wrote: »
    Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!
    I need to shake your hand, sir.

    In these troubled times? Be sure to wear gloves.

    Elbow bump, lol. That’s what they have been doing at certain jobs of mine.

    Sole of shoe bump.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
    Posts: 2,351
    chrisisall wrote: »
    kuifje_007 wrote: »
    Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!
    I need to shake your hand, sir.

    In these troubled times? Be sure to wear gloves.

    Yes it's better to hug.
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    Just kiss already. Dalton deserves no less.
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
    Posts: 112
    kuifje_007 wrote: »
    I have read on IMDB that Dalton was asked to play Bond in For Your Eyes Only. It's very pity he didn't play FYEO and now we are stuck with an old Bond in the next 3 movies! Dalton played Bond very well, close to Fleming's Bond and it is a pity that he only played Bond twice!

    FYEO would of suited him better than Sir Roger IMHO. He was also considered, along with Sean Connery and Liam Neeson, to voice Mufasa in the Lion King. Imagine how interesting that would of been!
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    Oh my, I've never thought about that: Dalton in FYEO. Now that would've been epic, as much as I adore Sir. Roger.

    As for Connery, Neeson or Dalton for Mufasa, any one of them would have been perfectly suitable, IMO. Irons as Scar was just perfect as well.
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
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    Univex wrote: »
    Oh my, I've never thought about that: Dalton in FYEO. Now that would've been epic, as much as I adore Sir. Roger.

    As for Connery, Neeson or Dalton for Mufasa, any one of them would have been perfectly suitable, IMO. Irons as Scar was just perfect as well.

    True, but James Earl Jones had the perfect baritone voice for Mufasa. But it’s interesting to think what might have happened if Connery, Dalton or Neeson had been chosen.
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
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    Little clip from the Everything or Nothing documentary. Have to say, I agree with Dalton saying sometimes you have to go back to the beginning if you ever get stuck.


  • Little clip from the Everything or Nothing documentary. Have to say, I agree with Dalton saying sometimes you have to go back to the beginning if you ever get stuck.

    Love his enthusiasm for the role in that clip.
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    That Dalton interview is so bang on! :-bd
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    My man Dalton, telling the truth, all of it. Good man :-bd
  • Posts: 2,801
    Wise words from the Best Bond!
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
    Posts: 2,362
    Dalton....Timothy Dalton :)
  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
    Posts: 112
    Univex wrote: »
    My man Dalton, telling the truth, all of it. Good man :-bd

    Can’t fault his passion in describing how he felt at the time. Shame he never did at least two more...
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Looking at photos he could have easily played Bond into the early 2000’s
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    Wished he would have made his 3rd film. He still looked great in it.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    More than any other, Dalton threw himself into the role. See pictures of him reading Fleming in between set ups for takes...
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