Original Australian Daybill movie poster. The Living Daylights (1987) is the fifteenth entry in the James Bond film series and the first to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's short story, "The Living Daylights". It was the last film to use the title of an Ian Fleming story until the 2006 instalment Casino Royale. Also starring in the film was Maryam D'Abo, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies and Art Malik.