Sean Connery (1930–2020)


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The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known as the original actor to portray James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him unable to escape it, but he proved the doubters wrong, becoming one of the most... See full bio »

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(age 90) in Nassau, Bahamas

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Known For

The Untouchables Jim Malone
(1987)
The Rock John Patrick Mason
(1996)
Dr. No James Bond
(1962)
Thunderball James Bond
(1965)

Filmography

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 2012 Sir Billi
Sir Billi (voice, as Sir Sean Connery)
 2007 Modern Greeks: C.P. Cavafy (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator - reciting 'Ithaka' (voice)
 2005 From Russia with Love (Video Game)
James Bond (voice, as Sir Sean Connery)
 2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary)
John Muir
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... John Muir
 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Allan Quatermain
 2000 Finding Forrester
Forrester
 1999 Entrapment
Mac
 1998 Playing by Heart
Paul
 1998 The Avengers
Sir August de Wynter
 1996 The Rock
John Patrick Mason
 1996 DragonHeart
Draco (voice)
 1995 First Knight
King Arthur
 1995 Just Cause
Paul Armstrong
 1994 A Good Man in Africa
Dr. Murray
 1993 Rising Sun
John Connor
 1992 Medicine Man
Dr. Robert Campbell
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
King Richard (uncredited)
 1990 The Russia House
Barley
 1990 The Hunt for Red October
Marko Ramius
 1989 Family Business
Jessie
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Professor Henry Jones
 1988 Memories of Me
Sean Connery as Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell (uncredited)
 1988 The Presidio
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
 1987 The Untouchables
Jim Malone
 1986 The Name of the Rose
William von Baskerville
 1986 Highlander
Ramirez
 1984 Sword of the Valiant
The Green Knight
 1983 Never Say Never Again
James Bond
 1982 Five Days One Summer
Douglas Meredith
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Patrick Hale
 1981 Time Bandits
King Agamemnon / Fireman
 1981 Outland
Marshal William T. O'Niel
 1979 Cuba
Maj. Robert Dapes
 1979 Meteor
Paul Bradley
 1978 The Great Train Robbery
Pierce
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Maj. Gen. Urquhart
 1976 Circasia (Short)
Clown
 1976 The Next Man
Khalil Abdul-Muhsen
 1976 Robin and Marian
Robin Hood
 1975 The Man Who Would Be King
Daniel Dravot
 1975 The Wind and the Lion
Raisuli
 1974/II The Terrorists
Tahlvik
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express
Col. Arbuthnot
 1974 Zardoz
Zed
 1973 The Offence
Johnson
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever
James Bond
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
Robert 'Duke' Anderson
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Jack Kehoe
 1969 The Red Tent
Roald Amundsen
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
MacNeil
- MacNeil (1969) ... MacNeil
 1969 Male of the Species (TV Movie)
MacNeil
 1968 Shalako
Shalako
 1967 You Only Live Twice
James Bond
 1966 A Fine Madness
Samson Shillitoe
 1966 A New World
Sean Connery (uncredited)
 1965 Thunderball
James Bond
 1965 The Hill
Joe Roberts
 1964 Goldfinger
James Bond
 1964 Marnie
Mark Rutland
 1964 Woman of Straw
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond
 1963 From Russia with Love
James Bond
 1962 Dr. No
James Bond
 1962 The Longest Day
Pvt. Flanagan
 1961 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Count Alexis Vronsky
 1961 Operation Snafu
Pedlar Pascoe
 1961 The Frightened City
Paddy Damion
 1961 Adventure Story (TV Movie)
Alexander, King of Macedon
 1961 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Macbeth
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Connolly / John Proctor / Rick Martell / ...
- The Pets (1960) ... Connolly
- The Crucible (1959) ... John Proctor
- The Square Ring (1959) ... Rick Martell
- The Terror (1956) ... Various Roles
 1960 Without the Grail (TV Movie)
Innes Corrie
 1960 An Age of Kings (TV Mini Series)
Hotspur / Harry Percy
- Part Four: The Road to Shrewsbury (1960) ... Hotspur
- Part Two: The Deposing of a King (1960) ... Harry Percy
- Part One: The Hollow Crown (1960) ... Harry Percy
 1960 Riders to the Sea (TV Movie)
Bartley
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Julien
 1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Michael McBride
 1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
O'Bannion
 1959 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Michael MacBride
- I Captured the King of the Leprechauns (1959) ... Michael MacBride
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Women in Love (TV Movie)
Johnnie in 'The Return'
 1958 Another Time, Another Place
Mark Trevor
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mat Burke
- Anna Christie (1957) ... Mat Burke
 1957 Time Lock
Welder #1
 1957 Action of the Tiger
Mike
 1957 Hell Drivers
Johnny Kates
 1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mountain McClintock
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1957) ... Mountain McClintock
 1957 Blood Money (TV Movie)
Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock
 1957 No Road Back
Spike
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Porter
- Jack Hires Opera Singer in Rome (1957) ... Porter
 1956 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Achmed
- The Crescent and the Star (1956) ... Achmed
 1956 The Condemned (TV Movie)
 1956 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Joe Brasted
- Ladies of the Manor (1956) ... Joe Brasted
 1954 Simon (Short)
Policeman
 1954 Let's Make Up
Extra in crowd scene (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
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Show Show Self (150 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the foreword to Ted Hunt's "Magical Device" (Skyhorse). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 20 Interviews | 56 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Sir Sean Connery

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Micheline Roquebrune  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Jason Connery

Parents:

McBain (McLean), Euphemia | Connery, Joseph

Relatives:

Connery, Dashiell Quinn (grandchild) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[3/06] I have retired for good. It's been a bit rough since Christmas but I'm perfectly OK and I feel well. In fact, I'm working on a history book. See more »

Trivia:

At on point Sean said 'I am not ashamed of the Bond films. Quality is not only to be found at the Old Vic and portraying Bond is just as serious as playing Zorro.'. See more »

Trademark:

In the latter half of his career, often played mentors See more »

Nickname:

Big Tam

Star Sign:

Virgo

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