Desmond Llewelyn

Desmond Llewelyn
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Desmond Llewelyn as 'Q' in Sweden while promoting Octopussy, June 1983
Born Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn
(1914-09-12)12 September 1914
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Died 19 December 1999(1999-12-19) (aged 85)
Firle, East Sussex, England, UK
Cause of death Car accident
Occupation Actor
Years active 1939–1999
Spouse(s) Pamela Mary Pantlin (m. 1938–1999; his death)
Children 2

Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999) was a Welsh actor, best known for his role as Q in 17 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Biography

Early life

Llewelyn was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, the son of Mia (née Wilkinson) and Ivor Llewelyn, [5] who was a coal mining engineer. He originally wanted to be a minister, but during his education at Radley College, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and occasionally picked up small roles.

Second World War

The outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939 halted his acting career; Llewelyn was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the British Army, serving with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. In 1940, he was captured by the German Army in France and was held as a prisoner of war for five years.

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