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Published on May 15th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Dalton as Who Villain?

According to rumours in a newspaper we don’t link to, former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill) is in the UK filming scenes as a villain in the final David Tennant episodes of Doctor Who.

If true, it’s a superb piece of casting.

“Timothy Dalton is a big coup for Doctor Who because he’s pretty iconic. He’s in the UK right now and is shooting scenes over the next few weeks.

“It’s a good gig for him as it will be one of the most memorable episodes yet.”

While not considered as memorable a Bond as Pierce Brosnan, Dalton nevertheless brought a degree of grit and realism to Bond that has recently been rediscovered in the Daniel Craig films. His roles in various claisscal titles on stage and screen as well as his appearance in the only non-camp role (or least camp) in Flash Gordon have given him a deserved air of quality and respect over the years.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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