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Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in  Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother, Euphamia C. Maclean, was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. Before going into acting, Sean had many different jobs, such as a Milkman, lorry driver, a laborer, artist’s model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher and bodybuilder. He also joined the Royal Navy, but was later discharged because of medical problems. At the age of 23, he had a choice between becoming a professional footballer or an actor, and even though he showed much promise in the sport, he chose acting and said it was one of his more intelligent moves.

No Road Back (1957) was Sean’s first major movie role, and it followed by several Tv-movies such as Anna Christie (1957) (TV), Macbeth (1961) (TV) and Anna Karenina (1961) (TV) and guest appearances on TV-series, and also films such as Hell Drivers (1957), Another Time, Another Place (1958), Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959), The Frightened City (1961). In 1962 he appeared in The Longest Day (1962) with a host of other stars,

His big breakthrough came in 1962 when he starred as secret agent James Bond in Dr. No (1962). All his Bond movies were big box-office hits, if not critically acclaimed as well. After and during the success of the Bond-films he has maintained a successful career as an actor  including The Untouchables (1987) (which earned him an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Rising Sun (1993), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).

Sean married actress Diane Cilento in 1962 and they had a son, Jason Connery, born on January 11, 1963, he followed in his father’s footsteps and also became an actor. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973. In 1975 he married Micheline Roquebrune and they have stayed married, they have no children together. He is also a grandfather. His son, Jason and his ex-wife, actress Mia Sara had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery, in 1997.

Filmography

2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2001 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 Medicine Man
1991 Highlander II: Renegade Version
1990 The Hunt For Red October
1990 The Russia House
1989 Family Business
1989 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
1988 The Presidio
1987 The Untouchables
1986 Highlander
1986 The Name Of The Rose
1984 Sword of the Valiant
1983 Never Say Never Again
1982 Five Days One Summer
1982 Wrong Is Right
1981 Outland
1981 Time Bandits
1979 Cuba
1979 Meteor
1979 The Great Train Robbery
1977 A Bridge Too Far
1976 Robin And Marian
1976 The Next Man
1975 The Man Who Would Be King
1975 The Terrorists
1975 The Wind And The Lion
1974 Murder On The Orient Express
1974 Zardoz
1973 Offence
1971 Diamonds Are Forever
1971 The Anderson Tapes
1971 The Red Tent
1970 The Molly Maguires
1968 Shalako
1967 You Only Live Twice
1966 A Fine Madness
1965 The Hill
1965 Thunderball
1964 Goldfinger
1964 Marnie
1964 Woman Of Straw
1963 From Russia With Love
1962 Dr. No
1962 The Longest Day
1961 On the Fiddle
1961 The Frightened City
1959 Darby O’Gill and the Little People
1959 Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure
1958 Another Time, Another Place
1957 A Night to Remember
1957 Hell Drivers
1957 Action of the Tiger
1957 No Road Back
1957 Time Lock
1954 Lilacs in the Spring

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Comments

  1. Mary Hunt says:

    One more thing, Sir Sean Thomas Connery should be in the world record book for the ratio of movies he has died in. At least half, the Man Who Would be King, Robin and Marian, the Avengers, the Untouchables, Family Business, Finding Forrester, You Only Live Twice, the First Knight, Women of Straw, Medicine Man?, and probably a few others.

  2. Miry says:

    Unfortunately, St Louis did not get the film. There are only a couple of AMC thtereas left in St Louis. I did get to see the film on the big screen as a double feature with FRWL, when I was a young lad. They brought the films back to the thtereas after the success of Goldfinger. Ah, those were the days.

  3. Karolina says:

    I missed it too! Saw it with FRWL in apporx. 1970. Then a year or so later the triple 007 billed as “Spend The Evening With James Bond”. That’s DN, FRWl & G!!! I have the best big brother that let me tag along! I would love to see what last night’s free DN poster looks like. VIVA TANNER!

  4. Jim says:

    Is the 1957 film Hell Drivers and the 1959 film Hard Drivers the same film?

  5. apeterson says:

    You are correct. They are the same film. The filmography should have listed the film as Hell Drivers, as that was the title it was ultimately released under.

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