Desmond Llewelyn (Q)
Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999) was a Welsh actor, famous for playing the fictional character of Q in the James Bond film series.
Although one of British cinema's most recognizable characters and an important and long-standing element in the 'Bond' franchise, 'Q' did not make Desmond Llewelyn rich—the actor was merely paid 'by the day' for his few hours of work on-set, and did not share in the money made by the films. Nevertheless, because Llewelyn was considered one of the franchise's major institutions and he was immensely popular among Bond fans, Llewelyn starred in several commercials, most recently to promote the video games GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies.
Desmond Llewelyn 'Assesses Bond'
Desmond Llewelyn 'Tribute Clip
Getting a sense of Q’s character and History
"Yes, i know Q is belvoed, "Desmond said. "But for God's sake, dont make him some kind of sentimental grandfather -- thats what i amin real life,"
BY BRUCE FEIRSTEIN
"Metting Desmond Liewelyn was a little like metting Santa Claus"