“I think Roger was fine as Bond, but the films had become too much techno-pop and had lost track of their sense of story. I mean, every film seemed to have a villain who had to rule or destroy the world. If you want to believe in the fantasy on screen, then you have to believe in the characters and use them as a stepping-stone to lead you into this fantasy world. That’s a demand I made, and Albert Broccoli agreed with me.”
Also, I have seen Dalton act in other movies: as the villain in Hot Fuzz – where he was having a lot of fun – and his turn as Heathcliff in the flawed 1970 version of Wuthering Heights, for which he was perfect for the part.