Sean Connery is the most popular Scottish actor to have made a name not only in the Hollywood and British movie industries but also as a popular celebrity around the world.
Sean Connery is one of the most talented actors, now retired, and has been one of the more successful film producers as well.
In an acting career which spans over 50 years Sean Connery has performed in some of most popular roles and is most known for being the first actor to play the suave and deadly British novel spy James Bond on the big screen. Besides being a talented actor, Sean Connery has been renowned for his roguish good looks and termed as one of the most attractive men by numerous publications throughout his career.
Before starting off his career as an actor in the British film industry, Sean Connery initially worked as a milkman in Edinburgh, later went on to join the British Royal Navy and after an early discharge Sean Connery also worked odd jobs, becoming a lorry driver, a lifeguard at the local swimming pool, even worked as a laborer and coffin polisher before making a foray into acting after having worked as an artists’ model and a stage-hand at the famed King’s Theater.
Sean Connery has won numerous prestigious awards and honors and has had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
About Sean Connery
|Real Name||Thomas Sean Connery|
|Nickname||Sean, Big Tam and Tommy|
|Date of Birth||25th August 1930|
|Place of Birth||Fountainbridge (Edinburgh)|
|Education||Graduated from High School|
|Height||6 ft 2"
(188 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(Factory Worker/Lorry Driver)
|Mother||Euphemia McBain "Effie" McLean Connery
|Brother||Neil Niren Connery (Younger)
|Net Worth||INR 838,00,00,000
(USD 120 Million)
|Famous for||No Road Back, Hell Drivers, Action of the Tiger, Time Lock (1957), Another Time Another Place (1958), Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959), On the Fiddle, The Frightened City, Macbeth, Anna Karenina (1961), The Longest Day, Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Marnie, Woman of Straw, Goldfinger (1964), The Hill, Thunderball (1965), A Fine Madness (1966), You Only Live Twice (1967), Shalako (1968), The Red Tent (1969), The Molly Maguires (1970), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), The Offence (1971), Zardoz, Murder on the Orient Express, Ransom (1974), The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Robin and Marian, The Next Man (1976), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The First Great Train Robbery, Meteor, Cuba (1979), Outland, Time Bandits (1981), Five Days One Summer, Wrong Is Right (1982), Never Say Never Again (1983), Sword of the Valiant (1984), Highlander, The Name of the Rose (1986), The Untouchables (1987), The Presidio (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Family Business (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Highlander-II: The Quickening (1991), Medicine Man (1992), Rising Sun (1993), A Good Man in Africa (1994), Just Cause, First Knight (1995), Dragonheart, The Rock (1996), The Avengers (1998), Entrapment (1999), Finding Forrester (2000), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)|
|First Movie||No Road Back (1957)|
|Hobbies||Loves playing golf and watching soccer|
Sean Connery is a truly talented and impressive actor who has contributed for over 50 years in the Hollywood and British movie industries. Sean Connery’s distinct Scottish brogue combined with a deep, powerful voice and his tall, impressive stature has made tens of millions of fans all over the world. Sean Connery is most renowned to have played James Bond in a movie-adaptation but has also played several other memorable characters on-screen, such as Dr. Alan Quartermain, Jimmy Malone, Henry Jones, etc.
Sean Connery’s age is around 91, as Sean Connery was born on the 25th of August, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburg in Scotland. Sean Connery’s height is an impressive 6 ft 2 inches (188 cm) while Sean Connery’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Sean Connery lists playing golf and watching soccer, as part of his hobbies.
Sean Connery’s father was Joseph Connery, who worked as a factory worker and was also a lorry driver, while Sean Connery’s mother was Euphemia McBain “Effie” McLean Connery, who worked as a cleaning lady. Sean Connery was the eldest of two sons to his parents. Sean Connery’s younger brother is Neil Niren Connery, who is also a retired Scottish actor. Sean Connery’s ex-girlfriends include dancer Carol Copel and activist Julie Hamilton. Sean Connery has been married twice and Sean Connery has been divorced once. Sean Connery’s ex-wife is Diane Cilento, an Australian actress and writer, with whom he was married to from 1962 to their divorce in 1973. However, Sean Connery’s wife is Micheline Roquebrune, a popular French-Moroccan painter, with whom he has been married to since 1975. Sean Connery has a son from his marriage with Diane Cilento, Jason Joseph Connery, who is an English actor and film director.
Thanks to his immensely long career as a celebrated and talented actor, Sean Connery’s net worth is currently estimated to be around INR 838 crores (USD 120 Million).
Talking about the recognition for his impressive talent and immense contribution towards the cinema industry, Sean Connery has been awarded with numerous honors and awards and has also had numerous other award nominations to his credit as well.
Sean Connery was knighted as the Knight Bachelor by the Queen of England in 2000.
Sean Connery is the winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his impressive performance in ‘The Untouchables’ (1987), winner of the first Golden Globe Awards’ Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite – Male in 1972, winner of the second Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his excellent acting in ‘The Untouchables’ (1987), winner of the third Golden Globe Awards’ 1996 Cecil B. DeMille Award, winner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor for his incredible performance in ‘The Name of the Rose’ (1986) and winner of the BAFTA Award for Academy Fellowship in 1998.
Sean Connery has won Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films’ 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award, won the American Cinematheque Gala Tribute’s 1992 American Cinematheque Award, won the American Film Institute’s 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, won the Bambi Award for Best Film – International in 1985, won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Action/Adventure for his impressive role in ‘The Rock’ (1996), won the Christopher Award for Feature Films for his amazing on-screen portrayal in ‘Finding Forrester’ (2000), won the CinEuphoria Awards’ 2001 Career – Honorary Award, won the David di Donatello Awards’ 1977 Special David Award, won the European Film Award for Best European Actor for his acclaimed acting in ‘Entrapment’ (1999) and also won the European Film Awards’ 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award too.
Sean Connery is also winner of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 1997 Gala Tribute Award, winner of the German Film Awards’ Film Award in Gold for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his incredible performance in ‘The Name of the Rose’ (1986), winner of the Hasty Puddings Theatricals’ 1984 Man of the Year Award, winner of his first Jupiter Award for Best International Actor for his amazing performance in ‘The Name of the Rose’ (1986) and winner of his second Jupiter Award for Best International Actor for his impressive role in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ (1989).
Sean Connery has also been awarded the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The Untouchables’ (1987), awarded the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s 2002 Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema, awarded the first Golden Laurel for Top Male New Face in 1964, awarded the second Golden Laurel for Action Performance for his iconic role as James Bond in ‘Goldfinger’ (1964), awarded the third Golden Laurel for Action Performance, again for his role in James Bond, this time in ‘Thunderball’ (1965), awarded the London Critics Circle Film Award for Actor of the Year for his impressive role in ‘The Untouchables’ (1987) and awarded the MTV Movie and TV Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with co-star Nicolas Cage) for his amazing performance in ‘The Rock’ (1996).
Sean Connery has been awarded the National Board of Review’s 1993 Career Achievement Award, awarded the Online Film & Television Association’s Best Voice-Over Performance Award for giving voice to the dragon Draco in ‘Dragonheart’ (1996), awarded the 1987 Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, awarded the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded the Rome Film Festival’s 2006 Golden Marc’Aurelio Acting Award, awarded the ShoWest Convention’s Special Award for Worldwide Star of the Year in 1982 and also awarded the ShoWest Convention’s 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award as well.
Sean Connery has also won Telegatto’s Special Award for Cinema on TV in 2002 apart from having won the 1999 Kennedy Center Honor too.
Besides having won these numerous prestigious awards and honors, Sean Connery has had numerous award nominations too, including having 3 Golden Globe Award nominations, 3 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nominations, 1 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Film Award nomination, 1 Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, 1 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 Golden Derby Award nomination, 1 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists’ Award nomination, 5 Laurel Award nominations, 1 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 National Society of Film Critics Award nomination, 1 New York Film Critics Circle Award nomination, 2 People’s Choice Award nominations, 2 Razzie Award nominations and 1 Satellite Award nomination as well.
Interesting Facts About Sean Connery
- Sean Connery has quit smoking however Sean Connery does drink alcohol.
- Sean Connery is most popular for having played James Bond on the big screen for the first time.
- Sean Connery was a runner-up in the Mr. Universe bodybuilding championship of 1952, coming 3rd in the ‘Tall Man’ category.
- Sean Connery has been voted as one of the most attractive males by various publications till date.
- Sean Connery termed as one of the greatest living Scotsmen today.
- Sean Connery, although started to detest his James Bond character later on in his life, however Sean Connery states his role in the Bond franchise movie ‘From Russia With Love’ (1963) as one of most favorite roles.
- Sean Connery is not only the first big-screen actor to play James Bond but also portrayed Ian Fleming, the writer of James Bond novels, in ‘The Secret Life of Ian Fleming’ (1990).
- Sean Connery is close friends with veteran British actor, Michael Caine, as well as good friends with popular actors Roger Moore and Richard Harris.
- Sean Connery announced his retirement from acting and the movie industry in 2006.