Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Age
84
Birthday
Aug. 25th, 1930
Born in
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Height
6' 2

Sean Connery's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Aspel & Company (UK) TV Show
Aspel & Company (UK)
Sailor of Fortune (UK) TV Show
Sailor of Fortune (UK)
Film Night (UK) TV Show
Film Night (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2003 - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2000 - Finding Forrester
1999 - Entrapment
1998 - Playing by Heart
1998 - The Avengers
1996 - The Rock
1996 - DragonHeart
1995 - Just Cause
1995 - First Knight
1994 - A Good Man in Africa
1993 - Rising Sun
1992 - Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America
1992 - Medicine Man
1991 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
1991 - Highlander II: The Quickening
1990 - The Russia House
1990 - The Hunt for Red October
1989 - Family Business
1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1988 - The Presidio
1987 - The Untouchables
1986 - Highlander
1984 - Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1983 - Never Say Never Again
1982 - Wrong Is Right
1981 - Outland
1981 - Time Bandits
1979 - Meteor
1977 - A Bridge Too Far
1976 - Robin and Marian
1975 - The Man Who Would Be King
1975 - The Wind and the Lion
1974 - Zardoz
1974 - Murder on the Orient Express
1971 - The Anderson Tapes
1971 - Diamonds Are Forever
1970 - The Molly Maguires
1968 - Shalako
1967 - You Only Live Twice
1965 - Thunderball
1965 - The Hill
1964 - Goldfinger
1964 - Woman of Straw
1964 - Marnie
1963 - From Russia with Love
1962 - The Longest Day
1962 - Dr. No
1959 - Darby O'Gill and the Little People
1959 - Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
1958 - A Night to Remember
1958 - Another Time, Another Place
1957 - Action of the Tiger

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
4
Michael MacBride
1
Himself - Actor
1
Joe Brasted
1
King Agamemnon
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Sir Thomas Sean Connery Kt. (born August 25, 1930) is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US.

Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother, Euphemia McBain "Effie" (née McLean), was a cleaning woman, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and lorry driver. His paternal grandfather's parents emigrated to Scotland from Ireland in the mid-19th century.

Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983 (six Eon Productions films and the non-Eon Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again). In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock.

Connery has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot" and "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure". In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century".

During the production of South Pacific in the mid-1950s, Connery dated a "dark-haired beauty with a ballerina's figure", Carol Sopel, but was warned off by her Jewish family.

He then dated a blonde named Julie Hamilton; given his rugged appearance and rough charm she initially thought he was a most appalling person and was not attracted to him until she saw him in a kilt, declaring him to be the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen in her life.

He also shared a mutual attraction with black jazz singer Maxine Daniels, whom he met at the Empire Theatre. He made a pass at her, but she informed him that she was already happily married with a baby daughter. Connery was married to actress 'Diane Cilento' from 1962 to 1973. They had a son, actor 'Jason Connery'. Connery has been married to Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune (born 1929) since 1975.


TRIVIA:
  • (1997) Grandson, Dashiell Quinn, born.
  • Actress 'Mia Sara' (qv) is his ex-daughter-in-law.
  • The extraordinary success of _Goldfinger (1964)_ (qv), which was released in December 1964, and of 1965's _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv) propelled Connery to the top of Quigley Publications' annual Top Ten Money Making Stars poll in 1965. He remains the only British male star to be the #1 box office star in America.
  • Declared in March 2003 that he would not return home until Scotland is an independent country. He believes this can still happen during his lifetime.
  • He pulled out of an interview for the Edinburgh Festival of Politics in August 2006 after George Reid, the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, vowed to ask him why he once told a magazine that some women want a "smack". Sir Sean, the Scottish National Party's most famous supporter, said it was "unacceptable" and it would have compromised the interview.
  • Pulled out of a seven-figure deal for a planned autobiography for the second time, in March 2005. The actor signed a deal in 2004 with ghostwriter Hunter Davies to produce an account of his life from Edinburgh milkman to international film superstar. Six months prior to his hook-up with Davies, Connery also canceled a similar deal with Scottish writer Meg Henderson, who said later: "He isn't the man I thought he was."
  • Turned down the role of John Hammond in _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv). Coincidentally, his _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv) co-star, 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv), was offered the role of Dr. Alan Grant. Not to mention, it would've reunited both of them with director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv).
  • 'Harry Saltzman' (qv) and 'Albert R. Broccoli' (qv), the original producers of the James Bond films, cast him because they liked how he was a big, tough-looking man who nonetheless moved gracefully ("like a cat").


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