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      Desmond Llewelyn

      Desmond Llewelyn

      Highest Rated: 85% Thunderball (1965)

      Lowest Rated: 37% A View to a Kill (1985)

      Birthday: Sep 12, 1914

      Birthplace: Newport, South Wales, UK

      He professed to have no mechanical ability in real life and hated the involved scientific dialogue he was required to deliver, but beloved Welsh character actor Desmond Llewelyn was recognized worldwide as the prime gadget master of spy cinema. He was a face in the crowd before being cast in the second James Bond thriller, "From Russia with Love" (1963) as the MI6 quartermaster later known as "Q." Proud of his ingenious and deadly creations and appalled by Bond's frequent destruction of Crown property, Q quickly became a favorite of fans who looked forward to his inevitable appearance in each installment. The character's importance to the 007 formula became apparent early on to series' producer Albert R. Broccoli, resulting in Llewelyn appearing in 18 of the 19 subsequent Bond outings. Although he rarely set foot outside the lab, Q invariably played a key role in the success of 007's missions and Llewelyn's unforced likeability more than compensated for the fact that he spent his time inventing ways to kill people. "The World is Not Enough" (1999) established that the character would soon be leaving the series, something that sadly happened for certain when Llewelyn was killed in a car accident shortly after that entry's release. Although other actors took over Q's duties, none matched the degree of personality and charm that Llewelyn brought to a part he truly made his own.

      Highest rated movies

      Thunderball poster
      Thunderball
      The Spy Who Loved Me poster
      The Spy Who Loved Me
      On Her Majesty's Secret Service poster
      On Her Majesty's Secret Service
      GoldenEye poster
      GoldenEye
      Licence to Kill poster
      Licence to Kill
      You Only Live Twice poster
      You Only Live Twice
      The Living Daylights poster
      The Living Daylights
      For Your Eyes Only poster
      For Your Eyes Only

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      Credit
      51% 49% The World Is Not Enough Q (Character) $126.9M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Error 2000 Peregrin Morley (Character) - 1999
      57% 53% Tomorrow Never Dies Q (Character) $145.0M 1997
      80% 83% GoldenEye Q (Character) $106.0M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Merlin Dr. Mycroft (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet October 32nd Dr. Mycroft (Character) - 1992
      79% 61% Licence to Kill Q (Character) $34.7M 1989
      73% 66% The Living Daylights Q (Character) $51.2M 1987
      37% 40% A View to a Kill Q (Character) - 1985
      42% 47% Octopussy Q (Character) - 1983
      69% 64% For Your Eyes Only Q (Character) - 1981
      59% 43% Moonraker Q (Character) - 1979
      81% 76% The Spy Who Loved Me Q (Character) - 1977
      40% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Q (Character) - 1974
      63% 58% Diamonds Are Forever Q (Character) - 1971
      81% 64% On Her Majesty's Secret Service Q (Character) - 1969
      74% 68% You Only Live Twice Q (Character) - 1967
      85% 73% Thunderball Q (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 89% Ask a Policeman Headless Coachman (Character) - 1939