1944 – Born on the 21st of May in Colwyn Bay, Wales, to an English father and an American mother, he is of mixed English and Italian-Irish ancestry.
1971 – He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other troupes throughout the world.
1975 – Starred in the film Permission to Kill, he remained a theatre actor until 1978.
1968 – Asked to play Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service but he offer down the offer, feeling he was too young for the role.
1986 – Roger Moore’s retired from the role of James Bond; the lean, 6’2" green-eyed Dalton was the first choice to replace Roger Moore.
1987 – Starred in movie "The Living Daylights" as James Bond.
1993 – He was expected to return as James Bond; the next Bond movie became Goldeneye.
1994 – Dalton surprised everyone on the 12th of April that he would not return as James Bond.
1997 – Appeared in the film "Licence to Kill" as James Bond and "The Beautician and the Beast" as Boris Pochenko.
1999 – Played Julius Ceasar in the TV movie Cleopatra.
2003 – He played a parody of James Bond named Damian Drake in the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
2004 – Returned to theatre to play Lord Asriel in the stage version of His Dark Materials.
2007 – Dalton appeared in the acclaimed action/comedy movie Hot Fuzz.