Sean Connery Biography

Birthday: 1930-08-25
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Height: 6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Wiki Biography: Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia C. Maclean, was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. Before going into acting, Sean had many different jobs, such as a Milkman, lorry driver, a laborer, artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher and bodybuilder. He also joined the Royal Navy, but was later discharged because of medical problems. At the age of 23, he had a choice between becoming a professional footballer or an actor, and even though he showed much promise in the sport, he chose acting and said it was one of his more intelligent moves. No Road Back (1957) was Sean's first major movie role, and it followed by several Tv-movies such as Anna Christie (1957) (TV), Macbeth (1961) (TV) and Anna Karenina (1961) (TV) and guest appearances on TV-series, and also films such as Hell Drivers (1957), Another Time, Another Place (1958), Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), The Frightened City (1961). In 1962 he appeared in The Longest Day (1962) with a host of other stars, His big breakthrough came in 1962 when he starred as secret agent James Bond in Dr. No (1962). He played James Bond in six more films: From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Never Say Never Again (1983). All movies were big box-office hits, if not critically acclaimed as well. Among his many distinctive "Bond girls" were Ursula Andress, Lana Wood, Barbara Carrera Jill St. John and Kim Basinger. After and during the success of the Bond-films he has maintained a successful career as an actor and has appeared in films, such as Marnie (1964), The Hill (1965), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Time Bandits (1981), Highlander (1986), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Untouchables (1987) (which earned him an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Rising Sun (1993), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). Sean married actress Diane Cilento in 1962 and they had a son, Jason Connery, born on January 11, 1963, he followed in his father's footsteps and also became an actor. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973. In 1975 he married Micheline Roquebrune and they have stayed married, they have no children together. He is also a grandfather. His son, Jason and his ex-wife, actress Mia Sara had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery, in 1997.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Untouchables Jim Malone 1987 Crime
Highlander Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez 1992 - 1998 Adventure
Just Cause Paul Armstrong 2002 - 2003 Crime
Meteor Paul Bradley 2009 Action
Dancing About Architecture Paul 2009 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Hell Drivers Johnny Kates 1957 Crime, Drama
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure O'Bannion 1959
No Road Back 1959 Crime
The Longest Day Pvt. Flanagan 1962 0, Romance, 0
The Frightened City 1962 Crime, Drama
From Russia with Love James Bond 1963 Game Show
Dr. No James Bond 1963 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Goldfinger James Bond 1964 Game Show
Marnie Mark Rutland 1964
Woman of Straw 1964 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Hill Joe Roberts 1965 0
The Incredible World of James Bond 1965 Drama
Thunderball James Bond 1965 Action, Adventure, Thriller
A Fine Madness 1966 Comedy, Drama, Romance
You Only Live Twice James Bond 1967 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Shalako 1968
The Molly Maguires 1970 0
Molly Maguires 1970 Drama, History
Diamonds Are Forever James Bond 1971 0
The Anderson Tapes Anderson 1971 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Offence 1972
Zardoz Zed 1974 Fantasy, Sci Fi
The Lion Roars Again 1975
The Man Who Would Be King Daniel Dravot 1975 0
The Wind and the Lion Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli 1975 Action, Adventure, Drama
Robin and Marian Robin Hood 1976
The Next Man Khalil Abdul-Muhsen 1976 Action, Thriller
A Bridge Too Far Major General Urquhart 1977 0, 0, Romance
Meteor 1979 Action, Drama, Sci Fi
Outland 1981 Sport, Game Show, 0, 0
Time Bandits King Agamemnon 1981 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Wrong Is Right 1982 0, 0, 0
Never Say Never Again James Bond 1983 0
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The Green Knight 1984 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Highlander Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez 1986 0
The Name of the Rose William of Baskerville 1986 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Untouchables Jim Malone 1987 Comedy, 0, 0
The Presidio Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell 1988 0, Comedy, 0
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Professor Henry Jones 1989 Action, Adventure
The Russia House 1990 0, Game Show, Biography
The Hunt for Red October Marko Ramius 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Medicine Man Dr. Robert Campbell 1992 Adventure, Romance
Rising Sun Capt. John Connor 1993 Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Good Man in Africa 1994 Comedy
Just Cause Paul Armstrong 1995 Crime, Drama, Mystery
First Knight King Arthur 1995 Adventure, Drama, Romance
The Rock John Patrick Mason 1996 0
The Avengers Sir August de Wynter 1998 Action, Adventure
Playing by Heart Paul 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Entrapment Robert MacDougal 1999 Action, Crime, Romance
Finding Forrester William Forrester 2000 Drama
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Allan Quatermain 2003 Action, Fantasy, Sci Fi
Sir Billi Sir Billi 2013 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Sir Billi Sir Billi 2013 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Struggle to the Light Ramsay Macdonald 2014 History
Murder on the Orient Express Colonel Arbuthnot 2017 0