Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999)

Desmond Llewelyn had an extraordinary life, deserving of any biopic or biography – born in a Welsh Mining family and eventually breaking into acting before joining the Army during WWII where he was captured and held as a POW for five years. Most will know him for his iconic performances as Q in the James Bond series, appearing in 17 films in the series from 1963 to 1999. Outside of his work as Q, Llewelyn appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lavender Hill Mob, and Follyfoot. All Bond fans love Llewelyn for his memorable performances and recognise him as an integral part of the series history and importance, and his passing has left a hole which may never be filled.

RIP

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