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Happy 10th Deathday, Desmond “Q” Llewelyn

Desmond Llewelyn, the actor who played gadget wizard ‘Q’ in James Bond films for nearly four decades, died 10 years ago today — at age 85 in a head-on crash on the A27 in East Sussex.

Llewelyn played the crusty, exasperated civil servant in 17 different Bond films, from From Russia With Love in 1963 to The World Is Not Enough in 1999, just before his death.

He worked with five Bonds in all: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.  He was succeeded by John Cleese as a new ‘Q’ in the 2002 film Die Another Day.

Good luck to you, Mr. Llewelyn, wherever you are!

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