Desmond Llewelyn

1914 - 1999

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Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (pronounced [ɬɛˈwɛlɪn]; 12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999) was a Welsh actor, best known for his role as Q in 17 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Desmond Llewelyn has received more than 1,623,441 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Desmond Llewelyn is the 421st most popular actor (up from 492nd in 2019), the 585th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 699th in 2019) and the 64th most popular British Actor.

Desmond Llewelyn is most famous for playing "Q" in the James Bond movies.

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Among actors, Desmond Llewelyn ranks 421 out of 10,030Before him are Robert Wagner, Gena Rowlands, James Earl Jones, Lee Marvin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Jack Palance. After him are Kevin Kline, Javier Bardem, Joan Collins, Hugh Jackman, Renée Zellweger, and Mel Ferrer.

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Among people born in 1914, Desmond Llewelyn ranks 26Before him are Joe Louis, Aribert Heim, Jonas Salk, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Willi Stoph, and Joe DiMaggio. After him are Philippe Ariès, Karl Carstens, Gino Bartali, Etty Hillesum, Abd al-Karim Qasim, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani. Among people deceased in 1999, Desmond Llewelyn ranks 22Before him are Raisa Gorbacheva, Fred Trump, Willi Stoph, Jerzy Grotowski, Joe DiMaggio, and Julius Nyerere. After him are Iris Murdoch, Petr Shelokhonov, Akio Morita, Oliver Reed, Glenn T. Seaborg, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Desmond Llewelyn ranks 585 out of 6,924Before him are Brian Epstein (1934), Denis Law (1940), Fred Perry (1909), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), and Tony Buzan (1942). After him are William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Joan Collins (1933), Amélie of Orléans (1865), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Henry Bessemer (1813), and Philip Miller (1691).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Desmond Llewelyn ranks 64Before him are Jonathan Pryce (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), Robbie Coltrane (1950), and Diana Rigg (1938). After him are Joan Collins (1933), Boris Karloff (1887), Peter Finch (1916), Hugh Laurie (1959), Sean Bean (1959), and Tim Curry (1946).

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