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Sean Connery 1930-2020
Sean Connery 1930- 2020
(Edinburgh, 1930) British film actor who, after gaining popularity
thanks to his incarnations of the secret agent James Bond, later
demonstrated his excellent acting skills in other genres over a long
career. After serving for three years in the navy, he held various
trades and at the age of twenty he attended the Mister Universo
contest on behalf of Scotland. In 1951 he played his first, rather
minor role in the theater; After acquiring some experience, in 1954 he
began to play small roles in the cinema and other more important ones
on television, such as the boxer in the series Requiem for a
Connery as a young boy.
As a teenager. Photograph: Rex Features
Connery, number 24 in center, competes in a bodybuilder beauty contest in the 1950s.ullstein bild/Getty Images
Van Johnson, Sean Connery and
Martine Carol battle it out in a fight
scene from Action of the Tiger (1957),
directed by Terence Young.
Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images
With Lana Turner in Another Time,
Another Place (1958). Photograph:
Connery is seen with his wife, Diane Cilento, on
their honeymoon near Marbella, Spain, in
As James Bond for Dr No (1962). Photograph: United Artists/Sportsphoto/Allstar
Ursula Andress and Connery
perform in a scene from "Dr.
No," Connery's first film as James
With Lois Maxwell in From Russia With Love (1963).
Photograph: The Kobal Collection
Actor Sean Connery poses in Istanbul, where he
filmed 'From Russia with Love', in 1963.
Filming From Russia With Love with Daniela Bianchi in 1963. Photograph: Rex Features
James Bond, played by Sean Connery (Archive)
Connery with Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger, 1964
Photograph: Donaldson Collection/Getty Images
Connery And Honor Blackman during the filming of Goldfinger. Photograph: John Knoote/Daily Mail/REX/Shutterstock
Connery travels with his actress-
wife, Diane Cilento, and their
children Gigi and Jason in 1967.PA
Golfing in Goldfinger. Photograph:
Connery with Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Marnie in 1964. Photograph: Cine Text/Sportsphoto/Allstar
Tippi Hedren (in bed) with Diane Baker, Alfred Hitchcock and Sean Connery, rehearsing the psychological thriller Marnie in 1964
As James Bond again in Thunderball (1965).
Photograph: SNAP/Rex Features
With Brigitte Bardot in Shalako (1968).
Photograph: Cinetext /Allstar
With an assortment of ‘Bond girls’ in Thunderball. Photograph: United Artists/Allstar
With Jill St John in the James Bond
film Diamonds are Forever (1971).
Connery rehearses a scene in the 1971 Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever."Terry O'Neill/Getty Images
Alongside Michael Caine in John
Huston’s The Man Who Would
Be King (1975).Photograph:
Starring as Robin
Hood, with Audrey
Hepburn as Maid
Marian, in Robin And
SNAP / Rex Features
In the romantic Robin Hood drama
Robin and Marian, 1976, which co-
starred Audrey Hepburn as Marian
Sean Connery on the set of the 1983 Bond movie Never Say Never Again. Photograph: Sheila Penn/Sygma via Getty Images
With Gene Hackman,
Dirk Bogarde and Ryan
O’Neal in A Bridge Too
In Irvin Kershner’s Never Say Never Again with Kim Basinger, 1983
Photograph: Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images
Slater in The Name
of the Rose
With Christopher Lambert in the action-fantasy movie Highlander, 1986Photograph: Allstar/EMI/Studiocanal.
Making up a fearsome foursome with Andy Garcia, Kevin Costner and Charles Martin Smith in The Untouchables (1987).Photograph: Everett / Rex Features
With the Oscar for best supporting
actor The Untouchables earned
him.Photograph: SNAP / Rex Features
Feeling the heat with Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989.
With Michelle Pfeiffer in 1990’s The Russia House. Photograph: SNAP / Rex Features
In Medicine Man
(1992) with Lorraine
As Allan Quatermain in the steampunk superhero film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 2003
Posing for photographers in a photocall for his film Entrapment at the Cannes film festival in 1999.
Photograph: Michel Euler/AP
Connery’s face projected onto the rocks
beneath Edinburgh castle to mark the
opening of the Edinburgh film festival.
Photograph: Simon Grosset/PA
Connery during a day that saw him campaign for the SNP and open a theatre – the Byre theatre, St Andrews – in 2001.
Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
With his wife, Micheline, at the Marrakech film festival in 2004. Photograph: Sipa Press / Rex Features
Connery receives the European Film Academy's lifetime achievement award in 2005.DB Marcus Brandt/dpa/picture-alliance/AP
Connery received the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute
(AFI) in 2006, presented by Indiana Jones co-star Harrison Ford.Getty Images
Connery promotes his new book "Being a
Scot" at the Edinburgh International Book
Festival in 2008. Connery was a staunch
supporter of Scottish independence.Ed
Sean Connery. / REUTERS
Sound: Randy Crawford-Imagine (with Yellowjackets)