British actor Timothy Dalton is a classically trained Shakespearean actor who has simultaneously achieved a successful career in theater, television, and film. He is also best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.
More of his credits roll in films including The Rocketeer, Gone with the Wind, Tales from the Crypt, The Informant, Penny Dreadful, and Doom Patrol among many others.
With all Timothy's hard work and dedication, he has been able to garner an impressive net worth of $10 million.
Timothy Dalton Age & Family
Born on 21 March 1946, Timothy grew up in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales.
While talking about his family, his English father Peter Dalton Leggett was a captain in the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War and was also an advertising executive at the time of Timothy's birth whereas, his American mother Dorothy Scholes came from Italian and Irish descent.
From a young age, Timothy was very passionate about acting, which pleased his father, whereas, his mother's side of the family was worried about his reckless interest. Nevertheless, he did not let go of his love to become an actor.
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When he reached the age of four, Timothy's family moved back to England to Belper in Derbyshire, where he attended the Herbert Strutt Grammer School. At the age of sixteen, Timothy decided to become an actor after he saw a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which basically changed his life.
After that, Timothy left school in 1964 to enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and tour with the National Youth Theatre. However, he left the academy before completing his studies and joined the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Is Timothy Dalton Married To Wife?
Timothy Dalton has been involved with many known faces of the entertainment industry. However, whether he is married or not is still a mystery. Some sources claim him to be married to Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva at one point. Whereas, some source mention that he was only dating her.
The 72-year-old actor met Oksana at a party, and during that time, she was married to Alan Bergman. She ditched her second husband to be with Timothy and within a week, she moved in with Timothy.
Timothy and his girlfriend/wife welcomed their son Alexander in August 1997. But sadly, Timothy's relationship with Oksana broke in 2003.
Wife Or Girlfriend?: Timothy Dalton watches his son Alexander's football match with his Oksana Grigorieva (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
As of now, the actor has not been linked with any woman while he must be busy with his career.
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Career As Actor, Height
With an outstanding height of 6 feet 1 and a half inch (1.87 meters), green-eyed Timothy is absolutely a good-looking actor. His passion for acting did not take long for him to find work. With his tall frame and classic looks, he became the darling of BBC dramas.
He first made his appearance in the film, The Lion in Winter, where he debuted as Philip II of France. Everyone was pleased with his work, and he was later approached about succeeding Sean Connery in the James Bond series.
But as he was too young, Timothy turned the offer down. Instead, he continued to hone his skills further.
In the following year, Timothy raised his profile again and made some guest appearances on American television including Charlie's Angels, and ingratiated himself with sci-fi fans as Prince Barin in Flash Gordon.
Once again, the actor was approached about playing James Bond and this time, he happily accepted the offer.
His first Bond movie, The Living Daylights proved to be an international hit with significant commercial success at American theaters.
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However, his second Bond film, License to Kill was proved even darker than first and struggled at the box office. Because the legal battle between MGM and the film's producer ruptured over the ownership of the franchise, Timothy called it quits.
Regardless, he has continued to stay busy and worked on numerous movies.