Desmond Llewelyn





In real life, Llewelyn was all thumbs when it came to technology, but he was kind and gentle to all he encountered. On the movie set, his co-workers and other fans crowded around to observe when it came time for him to introduce his new marvel to the Bond de jour, and he spent as long as it took to sign autographs for anyone who wanted one. Desmond died in a hospital shortly after the Renault collided with another car near Firle in East Sussex, England, on December 19, 1999. He was survived by his wife Pamela, whom he married in 1938, and two sons. His son Ivor said of his dad,

"He was a kind, very lovable man, and as a father he was great."

 

The last word on Desmond Llewelyn will come from Bruce Feirstein, a writer for the bond movies. He relates my last memory of Desmond was at the party following the premiere of 'The World Is Not Enough' in Santa Monica, California.

'At 1am, in a room filled with movie stars, beautiful women and handsome men, Desmond Llewelyn, 85 years old, sat at a long banquet table, alone under a blue light, besieged by young fans, merrily signing autographs well into the night’

 

Quotes:
'Actors never retire, they just get less and less work'

'My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back in England and watch a cricket game in Australia, they'd have you put in the loony bin'

Autobiographies:
'Q the autobiography of Desmond Llewelyn (1999)

Suggested films to see:
Bond Movies!

 









 

 

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