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

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  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I've finally gotten around to Season 2 of THE DOOM PATROL, and man is Dalton great as the Chief. I'v been reading comic books since the '60s, so I have long been familiar with the character, but never would it have occurred to my to place Tim in that role.
  • Birdleson wrote: »
    I've finally gotten around to Season 2 of THE DOOM PATROL, and man is Dalton great as the Chief. I'v been reading comic book since the '60s, so I have long been familiar with the character, but never would it have occurred to my to place Tim in that role.

    I haven’t seen Doom Patrol season 2 yet, but I really loved season 1. It was so good that it might be one of my favorite adaptations of a comic book, much less a DC property. Dalton plays a large role in that reasoning. Niles is a great, morally conflicted character.
  • DaltonFanDaltonFan California
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    I love, love, LOVE Timothy Dalton! He was terrific as James Bond, and The Living Daylights is my third favorite movie of all time. The only problem I saw in his performance in LTD is that he seemed uncomfortable saying the one-liners in the screenplay. But that problem was taken care of in Licence To Kill. Ah, Licence To Kill! I loved the bar fight scene, was so happy that this was the Bond movie that Desmond Llewellyn got the most screen time as Q in the entire series, thought Carey Lowell was great, hated Talisa Soto (I really liked the red dress she wore in the casino scene, however), felt that Benicio del Torro and Robert Davi were good villians, and Wayne Newton was strange but funny.

    As for Timothy Dalton' s non-Bond films, my favorites are The Rocketeer, Wuthering Hights, and Jane Eyre (I know that it's a BBC series and not a movie, but just roll with the punches, okay?).
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I bought Jane Eyre a while ago and I've been saving it up. Maybe a Christmas treat.
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    DaltonFan wrote: »
    I love, love, LOVE Timothy Dalton! He was terrific as James Bond, and The Living Daylights is my third favorite movie of all time. The only problem I saw in his performance in LTD is that he seemed uncomfortable saying the one-liners in the screenplay. But that problem was taken care of in Licence To Kill. Ah, Licence To Kill! I loved the bar fight scene, was so happy that this was the Bond movie that Desmond Llewellyn got the most screen time as Q in the entire series, thought Carey Lowell was great, hated Talisa Soto (I really liked the red dress she wore in the casino scene, however), felt that Benicio del Torro and Robert Davi were good villians, and Wayne Newton was strange but funny.

    As for Timothy Dalton' s non-Bond films, my favorites are The Rocketeer, Wuthering Hights, and Jane Eyre (I know that it's a BBC series and not a movie, but just roll with the punches, okay?).

    Good to have another Dalton fan on board!
    You should check out 'Flash Gordon' and 'Hot Fuzz', he was great in them, and 'Penny Dreadful ' of course, with the wonderful Eva Green!
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    DaltonFan wrote: »
    I love, love, LOVE Timothy Dalton! He was terrific as James Bond, and The Living Daylights is my third favorite movie of all time. The only problem I saw in his performance in LTD is that he seemed uncomfortable saying the one-liners in the screenplay. But that problem was taken care of in Licence To Kill. Ah, Licence To Kill! I loved the bar fight scene, was so happy that this was the Bond movie that Desmond Llewellyn got the most screen time as Q in the entire series, thought Carey Lowell was great, hated Talisa Soto (I really liked the red dress she wore in the casino scene, however), felt that Benicio del Torro and Robert Davi were good villians, and Wayne Newton was strange but funny.

    As for Timothy Dalton' s non-Bond films, my favorites are The Rocketeer, Wuthering Hights, and Jane Eyre (I know that it's a BBC series and not a movie, but just roll with the punches, okay?).

    Great to see another Dalton fan here! I loved THE ROCKETEER and saw it several times in the cinema. WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE I also loved.
    One of my favorite Dalton performances was in HAWKS. THE KING's WHORE is another showcase of Dalton's talent and skills.
    Welcome to the forums!
  • DaltonFanDaltonFan California
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    Thank you! I have Hot Fuzz but I haven't gotten around to watching it yet. I liked him in The Tourist.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Funny, I was thinking about The Tourist just now, as I was remembering a trip to Venice with a friend. The film came out soon afterwards and we went to see it together. It could have used more Tim (but what couldn't?).
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Funny, I was thinking about The Tourist just now, as I was remembering a trip to Venice with a friend. The film came out soon afterwards and we went to see it together. It could have used more Tim (but what couldn't?).

    Tim was the best thing in it! Awful film!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby & Éric Serra!
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Funny, I was thinking about The Tourist just now, as I was remembering a trip to Venice with a friend. The film came out soon afterwards and we went to see it together. It could have used more Tim (but what couldn't?).

    True, but contrary to most viewers I rather liked it. I also liked the original French version with Sophie Marceau.

    Having said that, more Tim is always great. Penny Dreadful was a treat on that account. The Rocketeer and The Lion in Winter also deliver though.
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    Anyone seen a movie called 'Agatha' (1979)?
    A film about a supposed incident when novelist Agatha Christie went missing for several says!
    Stars Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave plays
    Agatha. Our Tim plays her husband, if I recall. Saw it once many years ago! I think Michael Apted directed!
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby & Éric Serra!
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Anyone seen a movie called 'Agatha' (1979)?
    A film about a supposed incident when novelist Agatha Christie went missing for several says!
    Stars Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave plays
    Agatha. Our Tim plays her husband, if I recall. Saw it once many years ago! I think Michael Apted directed!

    I did! Not bad, though no masterpiece either. 6.5 or 7 out of 10 I'd say.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    I need to see Doom Patrol season 2....
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I'll say it again (as I'm watching DOOM PATROL now), I want to see Dalton at this age play Bond the way he's playing Niles Caulder.
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    If there was anyone to play a Bond who comes back to Mi6 as a very aged ex-Double O... it’s Dalton.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Spychopath
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    I recently bought Centennial. I haven t seen this in about 40 years, so I hope it is as good as I remember. Dalton isn t a huge part of it, but this was the first I saw of him, and I kept thinking he would be an excellent James Bond.
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    Barbara Carrera, Donald Pleasence and Anthony Zerbe also have parts.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I recently bought Centennial. I haven t seen this in about 40 years, so I hope it is as good as I remember. Dalton isn t a huge part of it, but this was the first I saw of him, and I kept thinking he would be an excellent James Bond.

    What? A Dalton thing I hadn't even heard of? On it!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Spychopath
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I recently bought Centennial. I haven t seen this in about 40 years, so I hope it is as good as I remember. Dalton isn t a huge part of it, but this was the first I saw of him, and I kept thinking he would be an excellent James Bond.

    What? A Dalton thing I hadn't even heard of? On it!

    It is a tv series, based on a James Michener novel.
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    I remember the book, it was huge and vaguely remember the miniseries. Had no idea Dalton was in it either. In that photo, he looks like I picture he'd be if he was Bond for OHMSS or in the early '70s.
  • Mr. Timothy Dalton be good James Bond. He not best like Mr. Pierce Brosnan but he good.
    Films The Living Daylights and also License To Kill be good films of James Bond series.
    If make more film. Would be popular? Also maybe we no get Mr. Pierce Brosnan this be bad.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Spychopath
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    BT3366 wrote: »
    I remember the book, it was huge and vaguely remember the miniseries. Had no idea Dalton was in it either. In that photo, he looks like I picture he'd be if he was Bond for OHMSS or in the early '70s.

    It is from the late 70s. He was in about half of the episodes, and the picture above is from his first appearance. He aged through the series.
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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I did make a new Licence To Kill poster a couple of weeks ago and Mr Dalton is enjoyable to paint!

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  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Great work @mtm!
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    He aged through the series.
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    He looks a bit like Lee Van Cleef in that photo.

  • edited February 28 Posts: 5,713
    mtm wrote: »
    I did make a new Licence To Kill poster a couple of weeks ago and Mr Dalton is enjoyable to paint!

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    Beautiful work. And I’ve always thought he had/has a wonders face for James Bond. Handsome yet very sly and predatory; a wolf. Perfect for Bond.
    Nice work @mtm. I admire that kind of talent.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    peter wrote: »
    Handsome yet very sly and predatory; a wolf. Perfect for Bond.
    Nice work @mtm. I admire that kind of talent.

    Wolflike is exactly how I always think of him. (Wolves are my favourite animals, incidentally.)
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
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    Revelator wrote: »
    He aged through the series.
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    He looks a bit like Lee Van Cleef in that photo.

    I thought it was Lee Van Cleef
  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyModerator
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    Revelator wrote: »
    He aged through the series.
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    He looks a bit like Lee Van Cleef in that photo.

    Thank you. It was bugging me who I thought T.Dalt looked like.
    Lee Van Cleef...of course.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    Handsome yet very sly and predatory; a wolf. Perfect for Bond.
    Nice work @mtm. I admire that kind of talent.

    Wolflike is exactly how I always think of him. (Wolves are my favourite animals, incidentally.)

    Dalton is wolf-like and Connery was often described as panther-like, moving like a cat. I think there may a future thread about what animals the other Bond actors resemble.

    Beside that, Dalton still stands as the closest physical example of the Bond in my mind when reading the books.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Wolf-like, yes. Not that there was any doubt, really.
    Dalton: An Arctic Wolf. Coming towards us. We stay absolutely still. It's very wary. (Observing, excited.) This is kind of a miracle, isn't it... it realy is. That is a wolf. A wild, wild wolf.
    Narrator: Actor Timothy Dalton has a real passion for wolves, and we'll join him on his quest to find one in the wild. The fact that wolves arouse such fear and hatred in us has always fascinated Dalton. On his journey he begins to understand the true nature of an animal that has been totally misunderstood. Who better to take us on an adventure but the man that plays James Bond. Dalton will lead us into some of the wildest country left in North America.

    Nature In The Wild-In The Company Of Wolves with Timothy Dalton Pt. 1


    Nature In The Wild-In The Company Of Wolves with Timothy Dalton Pt. 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFFVKAUeZJA

    Nature In The Wild-In The Company Of Wolves with Timothy Dalton Pt.3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKMfaIUoRFA

    Nature In The Wild-In The Company Of Wolves with Timothy Dalton Pt. 4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KdF7mwVUHQ


    Then there is this evidence.
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    Tales from the Crypt
    Werewolf Concerto
    24min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy | Episode aired 9 September 1992
    Season 4 | Episode 13
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    Werewolf Concerto Poster
    An Agatha Christie-style mystery sees the inhabitants of a remote hotel terrorized by rumors of a werewolf prowling the area. Not to fear, as a self-appointed werewolf hunter is amongst them. But might he have a dark secret of his own?
    Cast
    Timothy Dalton ... Lokai
    Dennis Farina ... Antoine
    Walter Gotell ... Mr. Hertz
    Charles Fleischer ... Carl Rechek
    Reginald VelJohnson ... Mercedes' Husband
    Lela Rochon ... Mercedes
    Beverly D'Angelo ... Janice Baird
    John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
    Wolfgang Puck ... Wolfgang Puck
    Jason Rainwater ... Peiter (as Jason Iorg)
    Marci Simon ... Chamber Maid
    Andre Bustanoby ... Werewolf (as Andre P. Bustanoby)

    Tales From The Crypt - S04E13 - WEREWOLF CONCERTO - Starring: Timothy Dalton & Beverly D'Angelo

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