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Sean Connery: all news and scoops!

  • Profession: actor
  • Real name: Thomas Sean Connery
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Date of birth: Monday 25 August 1930 (age: 90 years)
  • Date of death: Saturday 31 October 2020
  • Country: England

Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Coming from a modest background, he had to work from an early age to help his family. At the age of 8, he was a milk distributor in particular. He decided to join the navy at the age of 18, but three years later he was repatriated due to a health problem. The young man then took up bodybuilding and won third place in the Monsieur Univers competition in 1953. He chose to use his experience in the Mr. Universe competition to go into film.

After various small roles (Geordie, By the Volcano, Darby O’Gill and the Leprechauns) and a remarkable performance in Anna Karenina (1961), he was chosen to play the British spy James Bond in 1962, with James Bond vs. Dr. No. The actor met with immense success with this role. He returned to his favourite character seven times later, before giving way to Roger Moore. Sean Connery continued his career and shot under the direction of prestigious directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Lumet and Steven Spielberg. In 1988, he received several awards, including an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables and a Bafta Award for his performance in The Name of the Rose.

In 1989, he re-emerged with a role in Indiana Jones and the final crusade alongside Harrison Ford. The acting duo made the film a great success. In the 90s, Sean Connery became rarer on the film set and chose his roles sparingly; In pursuit of Red October, Haute Voltige…

The actor retired in 2003 after the shooting of the film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and actively campaigned for the independence of Scotland. In 2010, he lent his voice to the animated film Sir Billi the Vet.

On October 31, 2020, Sean Connery died in his sleep in the Bahamas, where he had been living for several years, at the age of 90. The actor had been suffering from dementia for several months.

On the private side, Sean Connery is divorced from the actress Diane Cilento (1962-1973). The couple has a son, Jason, born in 1963. In May 1975, the actor married French painter Micheline Roquebrune for a second time.

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