A movie legend who shot to international stardom as the sexy and charismatic British agent James Bond, went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades.
Sir Sean Thomas Connery was a legendary Scottish actor and producer, who from humble beginnings, became a major movie star when he was the first actor to portray the British secret agent, James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.
The charismatic Scottish actor went on to distinguish himself in a number of major motion pictures including: ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October. ‘ He was critically acclaimed for his performance in the 1986 movie ‘The Name of the Rose’ and for his Oscar-winning performance in ‘The Untouchables.’
His achievements in films included: an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (including the BAFTA Fellowship), three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. In 1987, Connery was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France, and in 1999, he received the US Kennedy Center Honors lifetime achievement award. In 2000, Sir Sean wearing full Highland dress, the dark-green MacLeod tartan, was knighted for his services to film drama at the age of 69 by Queen Elizabeth II.
On 31st October, 2020, Sir Sean Thomas Connery, died aged 90, in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas, after being diagnosed with dementia in the later years of his life.