Timothy Dalton James Bond Signed Photo
A classic and rare James Bond Memorabilia. A signed autographed photo by Timothy Dalton. A 100% genuine original autograph. An item not to missed if you are a James Bond fan. It is beautifully framed by our in house framers. A great piece to add to any James Bond Memorabilia
He was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales to an American mother of Italian and Irish descent and an English father, who was a captain in the Special Operations Executive during World War II and had become an advertising executive at the time of his son's birth.Before his 4th birthday, the family relocated to Belper, Derbyshire. While in Belper, he attended the local Strutt Grammar School. He left school in 1964 and enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and toured with the National Youth Theatre. He did not complete his RADA studies, leaving the academy in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
He quickly moved to television, working mainly with BBC and, in 1968, made his film debut as Philip II of France in The Lion in Winter. This was the first of several period dramas, which included a remake of Wuthering Heights in 1970 in which he portrayed the tortured Heathcliff. Albert Broccoli asked the 22-year-old Dalton to take over for Sean Connery in the role of James Bond, but he turned the role down. He made a few more films, then took a break in 1971 to concentrate on the theatre, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other troupes throughout the world.
With two exceptions, the films "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1972) Permission to Kill (1975), he remained a theatre actor until 1978. That year he starred in Sextette as the husband of 85-year-old Mae West, hailing his return to cinema and the beginning of his American career. While in the US, he worked mainly in television, although he starred in several films.
James Bond (1987-1994)
In 1986, he was the first choice to replace the retiring Roger Moore, but obligations to the film Brenda Starr and the stage productions of "Antony and Cleopatra" and "The Taming of The Shrew" kept him from accepting the role. The actor, Pierce Brosnan was then approached for the role, but was forced by NBC to turn it down after initially accepting it, because of his contractual commitments. By this time, he was now available to assume the role as James Bond.
Previously, he had been considered for the role of James Bond 4 times. In 1968, he was asked to play Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).During the late-1970s, he was approached again, but he did not like the direction the movies were taking. He was also asked to star in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981).
His first appearance as 007, "The Living Daylights" (1987) was critically successful, and grossed more than the previous two Bond films with Moore, as well as contemporary box-office rivals such as Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. However, his second film, Licence to Kill (1989), although almost as successful as its predecessor in most world markets, did not perform well at the U.S. box office due to its summer release.Future Bond movies, following the resolution of legal and other issues, were all released between 31 October and after mid December, in order to avoid the risk of a summer failure, as had happened to "Licence To Kill".
Since he was contracted for three Bond movies, the pre-production of his third film began in 1990, in order to be released in 1991. The initial proposal was to make "The Property of a Lady" (which is one of Ian Fleming's short stories and elements of which had been included in Octopussy), but this was never confirmed. Unfortunately, the film was cancelled due to legal issues between UA/MGM and EON, which lasted for four years.
The legal battle ended in 1993, and he was expected to return as James Bond in the next Bond movie, which later became "GoldenEye". Although his contract had expired, negotiations with him to renew it took place and the production was to begin in January or February 1994.When the deadline was not met, he surprised everyone with the announcement that he would not return as James Bond.Pierce Brosnan took over the role.He reflected in 2007, "I was supposed to make one more but it was cancelled because MGM and the film's producers got into a lawsuit which lasted for 5 years. After that, I didn't want to do it any more."
A lovely signed still of Timothy Dalton playing Bond, a great asset to any collector of Bond memorabilia.
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Dimensions: 32cm W x 40cm H x 2cm D.