Sean Connery Biography
Sir Sean Connery was born on the 25th of august 1930 as Thomas Connery and died on the 31th of October 2020, was a Scottish actor. He was the first and original James Bond actor between 1962 and 1983 he starred in seven films.
He was referred to as the greatest living Scot and Scotlands greatest living treasure during his life time.
Birth name: Thomas Connery
Celebrated name: Sean Connery
Birth date: 25th August 1930
Birth place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 31th October 2020
Death place: Lyford Cay, Bahamas
Height: 6ft 2inches (1.89m)
Occupation: Actor, film producer, voice actor
Spouse: Diane Cilento (married 1962; divorced 1973)
Micheline Roquebrune (married 1975 date)
Children: Jason Connery
Brother: Neil Connery
Net Worth: $350 million USD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Parents: Euphemia McLean and Joseph Connery
Grandson: Dashiell Connery
Early Life and Educational Background
He was born Thomas Connery on the 25th of August 1930 at the Royal maternity Hospital in Edinburg Scotland to Euphemia McBain McLean a cleaner and Joseph Connery a factory worker and a lorry driver. He has a younger brother Neil.
His first job was with St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative society as a milkman in Edinburg at 13.
He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 in 1946, while in the Navy, he had two tattoos that read: ‘MUM AND DAD and SCOTLAND FOREVER. He was discharged from the Navy at the age of 19 due to duodenal ulcer.
After the discharge, he returned to Edinburg where he worked as a lifeguard, lorry driver, lifeguard, a laborer, coffin polisher, brick laying and an artist model.
He attended Tollcross elementary school. He quit school at the age of 13 in 1943, to earn more money for his family.
Having a keen interest in bodybuilding, Connery at 23 traveled to London and took part in the Mr. Universe contest, where one of the competitors mentioned that auditions were being held for a south Pacific production, and He landed a part as one of the Seabees chorus boys.
The following year, Connery played the featured role of Lieutenant Buzz Adams in the West End.
He developed a serious interest in theater through Robert Henderson an American actor, through whom he landed a role in Q Theaters Witness for the Production.
He joined the oxford theater, where he landed a brief role as a boxer in The Square Ring after this he landed many minor roles in television series.
It wasn’t until the early 1957 that he landed his minor film role in No Road Back through Richard Hatton who he hired to be his agent. He got his first leading role in Requiem for a Heavyweight. He played lorry driver in Hell Drivers; he also appeared in Action of the Tiger, Time lock all in 1957.
In 1958, he played a major role in another place another time, Darby O Gill and the little people in (1959), Adventure story 1961) and Anna Karenina (1961), Macbeth (1961).
His breakthrough came when he played the role of James Bond a British Secret agent from 1962 to 1976, he played 007 in the first five James bond film: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunder ball and you only live twice.
He returned in the 7th film Diamonds are forever in 1971, and 1983 Never Say Never. These films made them select Connery as the third-greatest hero in Cinema History.
He also starred in other films during including: Marnie in 1964, The Hill in 1965, The Bowler and the Bunnet in 1967, The man who would be king in 1975, The wind and the Lion in 1975, Robin and Marian in 1976, murder on the Orient express in1974, Abridge too far in 1977, Zardoz in 1974, Time Bandits in 1981, Outland in 1981, Gole in 1982, The name of Rose in 1986, the untouchables in 1987, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989,The hunt for red in1990, Entrapment in 1999, Finding Forrester in 2000.
He confirmed his retirement from acting on the 8th of June 2006.
Connery was married to Diane Cilento an actress from 1962 to 1971 when they separated, and they finalized their divorce in 1973.
They had a son, Jason Joseph who is an actor. Diane alleged that she was abused physically and mentally by Connery during their marriage.
During the period of their separation, he dated other ladies including; Carole Mallory, Lana Wood, Magda Konopka.
Connery married French-Moroccan painter Micheline Roquebrune in 1975 and was married top her until his death in 2020, although he had an affair in 1989 with pop star Lynseys de Paul.
He has three step-sons from his marriage to Micheline, and also a grandson Dashiell Connery from his son Jason.
He was a great supporter of the Scottish premiership football club Rangers F.C; he earned a black belt in Kyokushin martial arts.
He also enjoyed golf as he owned the Domaine de Terre Blanche in France for 20 years before selling it to Dietmar Hopp.
Sean Connery Net Worth
Connery has an estimated net worth of $350 million USD at the time of his death. He enjoyed s long term acting career that produced lots of Awards, and also amassed all this wealth for him.
Connery owned homes in Bahama, Greece; he was neighbors with King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands in Greece.
In 1999, he and his wife sold their home in Spain for £6.4 million.
A lover of luxury, Connery collected the following cars; A BMW 635 CSI, Aston Martin DB5
Sean Connery Height
Connery was a very tall man; he stood at a height of 6ft 2in
Sean Connery Age
Connery was born on the 25th of August 1930; he died at the age of 90 years on the 31th of October 2020
Sean Connery Movies
Connery starred in more than 70 films and television series in his lifetime. Some of them include:
The man who would be king
A bridge too far
The longest day
Action of the Tiger
Another time, another place
From Russia with Love
You only live twice
Never say Never Again
Diamonds are forever
The wind and the Lion
Robin and Marian
Awards and Honor
He won the 1987 Academy Awards for best supporting actor
He won the 1987 British Academy film awards for Best Actor
He was the recipient of the 1998 BAFTA fellowship awards
He won the 1972 Henrietta award for World film favorite male
He won the 1987 Golden Globe Awards for the best supporting actor
He was the recipient of the 1995 Cecil B. DeMille Award
In 1989, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by peoples magazine and in 1999, they named him the sexiest man of the century
He received the 1987 commander of the order of Arts and Letters honor from France
He received the 1998 British Academy Film Fellowship honor
He received the 1999 Kennedy center Honors
In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth ii
In 2000 he was ranked fourth by Channel 4 in their list of the 100 greatest movie stars
He received the 2005 European film awards lifetime achievement award
In 2006, he was honored with AFI Life Achievement Award
A bronze sculpture was erected in his honor in 2010
He was voted Scotlands Greatest Living National Treasure in 2011
FAQs about Sean Connery
1.Did Sean Connery have Dementia?
Connery had dementia in the late few months of his life
2.What is Sean Connery’s Nationality?
Sir Sean Connery is of British nationality
3.Where did Sean Connery lived most of his life?
He lived most of his life after retirement at his home in the Bahamas
4.Was Sean Connery buried or cremated?
Connery was cremated in a private service and his remains was scattered in Scotland
5.What caused Sean Connery’s Death?
Connery died from pneumonia, arterial fibrillation, and old age
6.How old was Sean Connery when he died?
Connery died at 90 years on the 31st October 2020
7.What was Sean Connery’s Last movie?
His last movie was in 2012, when he came of retirement to voice the little character in the animated film Sir Billi the Vet
8.How much was Sean Connery’s worth when he died?
Connery was worth an estimated amount of $350 million at the time of his death
9.Who Inherits Sean Connery Fortune?
His only son Jason Joseph is likely to inherit his fortune