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Sean Connery

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Sean Connery

Scottish actor and produceradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1930.

Countries: United States (34%), United Kingdom (33%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: James Bond, Eon Productions, Audrey Hepburn

Linked to: American Film Institute, Edinburgh College of Art, Celtic F.C., Electronic Arts

 

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Sean Connery was born in 1930 add something


1944

He was known during his teen years as "Big Tam", and claims to have lost his virginity to an adult woman in an ATS uniform at the age of 14. add something


1948

Connery admits that he was tempted to accept, but he recalls, "I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. add something


1951

Connery began bodybuilding at the age of 18 and from 1951 time trained heavily with Ellington, a former gym instructor in the British army. add something

 

Looking to pick up some extra money, Connery helped out backstage at the King's Theatre in late 1951. add something


1957

In 1957, Connery played Spike, a minor gangster with a speech impediment in Montgomery Tully's No Road Back alongside Skip Homeier, Paul Carpenter, Patricia Dainton and Norman Wooland. add something

 

Lana Turner - In the fall of 1957, Stompanato followed Turner to England where she was filming "Another Time, Another Place" costarring Sean Connery


1958

Terence Longdon - He had a role in the 1958 film "Another Time, Another Place" starring alongside Sean Connery and Lana Turner


1960

Alfred Lynch - After 1960 his career moved more into film and television, for example appearing with Sean Connery in the 1961 film "On the Fiddle" and the 1965 film "The Hill"


1961

Sharon Acker - She appeared in a 1961 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation production of Macbeth with Sean Connery, directed by Paul Almond


1962

Connery was married to actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973. add something


1963

Vladek Sheybal - He was probably best known for his portrayal of the chess grandmaster Kronsteen in the 1963 James Bond film "From Russia with Love", a role for which he had been personally recommended by his good friend Sean Connery

 

Lotte Lenya - In 1963, she was cast as the SPECTRE agent Rosa Klebb in the James Bond movie "From Russia with Love", starring Sean Connery and Robert Shaw


1964

Eurospy film - For example Jesus Franco's or "Jess Frank"'s 1964 "La Muerte Silba un Blues" was later retitled "077 Operation Jamaica" or "077 Operation Sexy" with star Conrado San Martín rechristened "Sean Martin" to evoke images of Sean Connery and Dean Martin

 

Gina Lollobrigida - In 1964 she co-starred with Sean Connery in the thriller "Woman of Straw"

 

Goldfinger (novel) - "Goldfinger" was serialised as a daily story and as a comic strip in the "Daily Express" newspaper, before being the third James Bond feature film of the Eon Productions series, released in 1964 and starring Sean Connery as Bond


1965

Tony Caunter - He appeared as a credited player in the 1965 film "The Hill" alongside other well-known British actors such as Michael Redgrave, Harry Andrews, Sean Connery and Ian Hendry

 

Richard Boone - In 1965, he came third in the Laurel *award for Best Action Performance; Sean Connery won first place with "Goldfinger" and Burt Lancaster won second place with "The Train"


1966

Roger Moore - It was only after Sean Connery had declared in 1966 that he would not play Bond any longer that Moore became aware that he might be a contender for the role


1967

Lois Maxwell - In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof "Operation Kid Brother" with the star's brother Neil Connery and Bernard Lee

 

You Only Live Twice (novel) - In 1967, it was released as the fifth entry in the Eon Productions James Bond film series, starring Sean Connery as Bond

 

You Only Live Twice (novel) - In 1967, the book was adapted into the fifth film in the Eon Productions series, starring Sean Connery as Bond


1968

Eric Sykes - In 1968 he had a supporting role in an Anglo-American film co-production, the Edward Dmytryk western "Shalako", starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot

 

George Lazenby - In 1968, after Sean Connery quit the role of James Bond, producer Albert R. Broccoli first met Lazenby when getting their hair cut at the same barber


1969

Ennio de Concini - He was the co-screenwriter of "The Red Tent" a 1969 film starring Sean Connery which was based on Umberto Nobile's disastrous 1928 expedition to the North Pole in the airship Italia


1970

Ossie Davis - Along with Bill Cosby and Poitier, Davis was one of a handful of African American actors able to find commercial success while avoiding stereotypical roles prior to 1970, which included a significant role in the 1965 movie "The Hill" alongside Sean Connery plus roles in "The Cardinal" and "The Scalphunters"

 

Richard Lester - In the 1970s, Lester directed a wide variety of films, including the disaster film "Juggernaut", "Robin and Marian", starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn and the period romance "Cuba", starring Connery


1971

Diamonds Are Forever (film) - Ford's only demand was that Sean Connery had to drive the 1971 Mustang Mach 1 which serves as Tiffany Case's car

 

Putter Smith - Smith is perhaps best known for his movie role as assassin, Mr. Kidd, played alongside Mr. Wint , in the 1971 James Bond movie, "Diamonds Are Forever", starring Sean Connery as 007


1972

Connery shared a Henrietta Award with Charles Bronson for "World Film Favorite – Male" in 1972. add something


1975

Apart from The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and the Lion, both released in 1975, most of Connery's successes in the next decade were as part of ensemble casts in films such as Murder on the Orient Express with Vanessa Redgrave and John Gielgud and A Bridge Too Far co-starring Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Olivier. add something


1976

Ben Cross - Cross's first big screen film appearance came in 1976 when he went on location to Deventer, to play Trooper Binns in Joseph E. Levine's World War II epic "A Bridge Too Far" which starred an international cast, including Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery, Michael_Caine and James Caan

 

Robin Hood - The 1976 British-American film "Robin and Marian", starring Sean Connery as Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn as Maid Marian, portrays the figures in later years after Robin has returned from service with Richard the Lionheart in a foreign crusade and Marian has gone into seclusion in a nunnery


1978

Nuala Holloway - In 1978, Holloway appeared in "The First Great Train Robbery" with Sean Connery


1979

Connery, a keen golfer, owned the Domaine de Terre Blanche in the South of France for twenty years where he planned to build his dream golf course on the 266 acres of land but the dream was not realised until he sold it to German billionaire Dietmar Hopp in 1999. add something

 

Michael Crichton - The novel was later made into a 1979 film directed by Crichton himself, starring Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland


1981

In 1981, Connery appeared in the film Time Bandits as Agamemnon. add something

 

John Cleese - In 1981 he starred with Sean Connery and Michael Palin in the Terry Gilliam-directed "Time Bandits" as Robin Hood


1982

Five Days One Summer - "'Five Days One Summer"' is a 1982 American drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Sean Connery


1983

After his experience with Never Say Never Again in 1983 and the following court case, Connery became unhappy with the major studios and for two years did not make any films. add something

 

Seiko - Also, a Seiko watch was worn by Sean Connery in the 1983 Bond film "Never Say Never Again"

 

Jack Schwartzman - Among the films he produced was the 1983 non-Eon James Bond film "Never Say Never Again", starring Sean Connery, and the 1986 cult favorite "Rad", starring Bill Allen

 

Prunella Gee - Gee achieved even greater heights in 1983 when she played the role of Patrica in the unofficial James Bond film "Never Say Never Again" opposite Sean Connery

 

Thunderball (film) - To date, the novel has twice been adapted cinematically; the 1983 Jack Schwartzman-produced "Never Say Never Again", features Sean Connery as James Bond, but is not an Eon production


1986

Christian Slater - His career improved with his role in "The Name of the Rose" in 1986 alongside Sean Connery


1987

Timothy Dalton - In a 1987 interview, Dalton said, "Originally I did not want to take over from Sean Connery


1988

Mark Harmon - In 1988, he co-starred with Sean Connery and Meg Ryan in the 1988 feature film "The Presidio", and opposite Jodie Foster in the film "Stealing Home"


1990

Roy Scheider - In 1990 he co-starred with Sean Connery in "The Russia House" as the smart-talking CIA liaison with the British MI6

 

Ken Russell - In the 1990 film "The Russia House", starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer, Russell made one of his first significant acting appearances, portraying Walter, an ambiguously gay British intelligence officer who discomfits his more strait-laced CIA counterparts


1993

In 1993, news that Connery was undergoing radiation treatment for an undisclosed throat ailment sparked media reports that the actor was suffering from throat cancer following years of heavy smoking, and he was falsely declared dead by the Japanese and South African news agencies. add something

 

Steven Clemons - In 1993, Clemons was the technical advisor for the film "Rising Sun", which starred Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes

 

Rising Sun (film) - "'Rising Sun"' is a 1993 American crime film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Sean Connery , Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


1994

Jonathan Cake - He made his first television film appearance alongside Jasper Carrott and Ann Bryson in BBC's "Carrott U Like" in 1994 and broke into the film business the following year with a small role in the American film "First Knight", which starred Sean Connery, Richard_Gere and Julia Ormond

 

Elena Montero - In August 1994, Sean Connery was cast as Don Diego de la Vega, while Salomon assured that the rest of the major cast would be Hispanic and Latino Americans

 

The Mask of Zorro - In August 1994, Sean Connery was cast as Don Diego de la Vega, while Salomon assured that the rest of the major cast would be Hispanic and Latino Americans


1995

Scarlett Johansson - Following minor roles in the 1995 film "Just Cause", as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw, and "If Lucy Fell" in 1996, she played the role of Amanda in "Manny & Lo"


1996

In 1996, he voiced the role of Draco the dragon in the film Dragonheart. add something

 

Claire Forlani - In 1996, Forlani appeared in a supporting role as Sean Connery's daughter in the film "The Rock"

 

Mario Adorf - In 1996, he provided the German dubbing voice for the character Draco in "Dragonheart", a role performed by Sean Connery

 

Vanessa Marcil - She made her feature film debut in the 1996 film "The Rock", in which she appeared opposite Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris


1998

In 1998, Sean Connery received a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award. add something

 

The Avengers (1998 film) - It stars Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman as secret agents John Steed and Emma Peel, and Sean Connery as Sir August 1998 de Wynter, a mad scientist bent on controlling the world's weather and blackmailing various governments for sun or rain


1999

Catherine Zeta-Jones - In 1999, she co-starred with Sean Connery in the film Entrapment, and alongside Liam Neeson and Lili Taylor in The Haunting.

 

Entrapment (film) - "'Entrapment"' is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones


2000

Connery was knighted in July 2000. add something

 

Rob Brown (actor) - Brown shot into the spotlight after starring opposite Sean Connery in the 2000 film "Finding Forrester"

 

Joseph Wiseman - Following the death of Charles Gray in 2000, Wiseman was the last surviving main villain of the James Bond films which Sean Connery made for United Artists


2003

In 2003, he had surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes. add something

 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Elements of Volume I were used in a loosely adapted feature film of the same name, released in 2003 and starring Sean Connery

 

Shane West - In 2003, West starred as an adult version of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" alongside Sean Connery

 

Guy Hamilton - In a 2003 interview, he claimed he had instructed Roger Moore not to mimic Sean Connery's rendition of James Bond


2004

In September 2004, media reports indicated that Connery intended to retire after pulling out of Josiah's Canon, which was set for a 2005 release. add something

 

However, in a December 2004 interview with The Scotsman newspaper from his home in the Bahamas, Connery explained he had taken a break from acting to concentrate on writing his autobiography. add something


2005

Connery returned to voice acting, playing the title character in the animated short Sir Billi the Vet, and in 2005 he recorded voiceovers for a new video game version of his Bond film From Russia with Love. add something

 

In 2005, From Russia with Love was adapted by Electronic Arts into a video game, titled James Bond 007: From Russia with Love, which featured all-new voice work by Connery as well as his likeness, and those of several of the film's supporting cast. add something

 

In July 2005, it was reported that he had decided to retire from film-making, following disillusionment with the "idiots now making films in Hollywood" and the turmoil making the 2003 film. add something

 

James Bond in video games - First, the title was going to be used for "Nightfire" but later was pushed back for the 2005 Bond game that never saw the light of the day and was switched into Sean Connery's "From Russia With Love" video game adaption when Brosnan officially announced that he was stepping down from the role


2006

At the Tartan Day celebrations in New York in March 2006, Connery again confirmed his retirement from acting, and stated that he is now writing a history book. add something

 

On 12 March 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery in January to remove a kidney tumour. add something

 

When Connery received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award on 8 June 2006, he again confirmed his retirement from acting. add something


2007

On 7 June 2007, he denied rumours that he would appear in the fourth Indiana Jones film, stating that "retirement is just too much damned fun". add something


2008

In 2008, Connery said in the Scottish Sunday Express he believed that Scotland will become an independent country within his lifetime and praised the work of the SNP in a minority government after having won the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary elections. add something

 

In 2008, he chipped a bone in his shoulder after falling while playing golf. add something

 

On 25 August 2008, his 78th birthday, Connery unveiled his autobiography, Being a Scot, co-written with Murray Grigor. add something


2009

In October 2009, he told Wine Spectator magazine that he has been diagnosed with a heart condition. add something


2010

In 2010, he reprised his role as the title character in the animated film Sir Billi, serving as executive producer. add something


2011

In April 2011, his spokesman confirmed that Connery has retired from making public appearances. add something


2012

His last public appearance was on 11 September 2012 at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, supporting tennis player and fellow Scotsman Andy Murray add something

 

Honor Blackman - In 2012 Blackman publicly criticised her Bond co-star Sean Connery for being a tax exile, saying, "I disapprove of him strongly now


2013

In August 2013, in an interview with German newspaper Bild am sonntag, Michael Caine increased speculation that Connery may be suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, by stating that he is "no longer in control of his senses" add something

 

Thunderball (film) - On 26 June 2013 Christies auction house sold the Breitling SA Top Time watch worn in the film by Sean Connery for over £100,000; given to Bond by Q, it was a Geiger counter in the plot


2014

In the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum, 2014, Connery's brother Neil said that Connery would not come to Scotland to rally independence supporters since his tax exile status greatly limited the number of days he could spend in the country add something