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SIR SEAN CONNERY

25th August 1930 -

Still considered by many to be the definitive screen 007. Connery’s panther-like movement and look of an ever-ready sexual predator, made his Bond worthy of the title coined by Italian cinemagoers – Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Before James Bond, Sean Connery was a little-known actor at the start of his career. He had some starring roles but suffered from continual miscasting. By the time he finally left the EON produced Bond series after Diamonds Are Forever (1971), he was both a household name and an actor of international repute. Born in Edinburgh, the son of a truck driver, Connery worked at a variety of odd jobs – from milkman to bricklayer – before he landed a part in the chorus of the British stage production of South Pacific, which began his career in showbusiness.

With his leisurely smile, deadpan wit and impassive manner, Connery epitomised the early Bond to such an extent that it seemed a near impossible task to replace him. Worried about typecasting, however, he finally left the EON-produced films in 1971, after appearing six times in their series (returning to the 007 role one last time in 1983 for the independently produced unofficial Never Say Never Again), and continued in a highly successful screen career, winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Untouchables (1988).

Sean Connery starred as James Bond a total of 7 times in
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Never Say Never Again (1983)

Sean Connery in Goldfinger (1964)

Sean Connery in Goldfinger (1964)

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Sean Connery Filmography

2006 Sir Billi the Vet [animated short - voice only]
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2000 Finding Forrester
1999 Entrapment
1998 Playing By Heart
1998 The Avengers
1996 The Rock
1996 Dragonheart [voice only]
1995 First Knight
1995 Just Cause
1994 A Good Man In Africa
1993 Rising Sun
1992 Medicine Man
1991 Highlander II: The Quickening
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1990 The Russia House
1990 The Hunt For Red October
1989 Family Business
1989 Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
1988 Memories of Me
1988 The Presidio
1987 The Untouchables
1986 The Name of The Rose
1986 Highlander
1983 Never Say Never Again
1982 Sword of The Valiant
1982 Five Days One Summer
1982 Wrong Is Right
1981 Outland
1981 Time Bandits
1979 The Great Train Robbery
1979 Cuba
1979 Meteor
1977 A Bridge Too Far
1976 The Next Man
1976 Robin and Marian
1975 The Man Who Would Be King
1975 The Wind and The Lion
1974 Ransom (U.S. The Terrorists)
1974 Murder On The Orient Express
1974 Zardoz
1972 The Offence
1971 Diamonds Are Forever
1971 The Anderson Tapes
1971 The Red Tent
1970 The Molly Maguires
1969 The Bowler and the Bunnet [documentary - also directed]
1968 Shalako
1967 You Only Live Twice
1966 A Fine Madness
1965 Thunderball
1965 The Hill
1964 Marnie
1964 Woman of Straw
1964 Goldfinger
1963 From Russia With Love
1962 Dr. No
1962 The Longest Day
1961 On The Fiddle (U.S. Operation Snafu)
1961 The Frightened City
1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
1959 Darby O'Gill and The Little People
1958 Another Time, Another Place
1957 Action of The Tiger
1957 Time Lock
1957 Hell Drivers (U.S. Hard Drivers)
1956 No Road Back

Sean Connery Trivia
   
Sean Connery was knighted on 5th July 2000
In 2005 Sean Connery provided the voice of James Bond for the Video Game 'From Russia With Love'
   
 

Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever(1971)


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