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Desmond Llewelyn

Desmond Llewelyn (September 12, 1914 - December 19, 1999) was a British actor who played Q, James Bond's quartermaster in the Bond movies.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Desmond Llewelyn Facts

Birth NameDesmond Wilkinson Llewelyn
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1914
BirthplaceNewport, Wales, United Kingdom
Date of deathDecember 19, 1999 (age 85)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Desmond Llewelyn compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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