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Sean Connery

Sean Connery
(Born 1930)


Edinburgh-born Thomas Connery worked in a variety of jobs, including stints as a coffin polisher and milkman before breaking into showbusiness. His big break was as James Bond in Dr No (1962), a part he made his own. He broke from Bond to do a range of work, and has won a BAFTA for his part in The Name of the Rose, and an Oscar for The Untouchables. He is the world’s most famous living Scot.

Arise Sir Sean Connery He is one of the world's few true superstars. The screen creator of James Bond has commanded some of the highest fees in Hollywood and is lauded by critics and public alike. In July 2000, his unique contribution to the world of film was recognised when he was accorded a knighthood. John Parker traces the astonishing rise to stardom of a tough street kid from Edinburgh. The part of 007 became a monster which threatened to kill Connery as an actor. He escaped to establish himself as one of the world's most versatile and highly-paid character actors, winning an Oscar for his part in The Untouchables. The author has drawn on reminiscences of famous friends and colleagues, including Honor Blackman, Robert Hardy and Eric Sykes, to create an authoritative and entertaining portrait of one of the most talented and complex actors.

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