In the movies, Q provides Bond with exploding pens, magnetic wristwatches, amphibian cars and other gadgets.
Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn was born in Newport, South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts.
The outbreak of World War II in September 1939 halted his acting career, and Llewelyn was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the British army. In 1940, he was captured by the German army in France, and was held as a POW for five years.
Since 1963, Llewelyn appeared as Q in every Bond film, except Live and Let Die (1973), through The World Is Not Enough (1999).
Llewelyn was killed in a road accident on December 19, 1999 after returning home from a booksigning promoting his autobiography in East Sussex. He collided head-on with a car and died shortly after. He was 85.
Desmond Llewelyn Facts
|Birth Name||Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn|
|Birthday||September 12, 1914|
|Birthplace||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||December 19, 1999 (age 85)|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Desmond Llewelyn compared to you?|