Peter Burton first played the iconic character in 1962's Dr. No. Desmond Llewelyn then assumed the role from 1963 to 1999, and was replace by John Cleese from 1999 to 2002. Ben Whishaw is the youngest actor to ever take on the part.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli had this to say about the return of Q.
"It's a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall played by the enormously talented, Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series."
In further 007 news, we also have the first trailer for the upcoming video game 007 Legends, which comes from Activision. The story is based on George Lazenby's On Her Majesty's Secret Service. To visit the official site:
Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012 and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.