Timothy Dalton, film and television star who played James Bond in "The Living Daylights" and "License to Kill" has been cast in the new Showtime drama series "Penny Dreaful." The film is scheduled for a 2014 premiere on the network. Dalton will play “Sir Malcolm,” a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest. He joins recently announced stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green.
"Penny Dreaful" is being billed as a frightening psychological thriller. Timothy Dalton has been a star of stage and screen for decades. The actor appeared recently opposite Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie as “Chief Inspector Jones” in The Tourist.
On the small screen, he starred in several notable British mini-series, including the BBC’s classic production of Jane Eyre and the award-winning documentary In the Wild, which took him within a few hundred miles of the North Pole. His other mini-series credits include starring as “Rhett Butler” opposite Joanne Whalley in Scarlett; Centennial and Mistral’s Daughter.
Most recently, he was featured in the comedy series "Chuck" as evil mastermind Alexei Volkoff (a role that earned him a 2011 Favorite Villain TV Guide Award) and voiced the character of “Mr. Pricklepants” in the hit feature film Toy Story 3. Additional credits include Flash Gordon, Made Men, The Rocketeer, The Beautician and the Beast, The Lion in Winter, American Outlaws, Possessed, The Informant and Hot Fuzz.