Sean Connery's biography
Thomas Sean Connery is 90 years old film actor born at Edinburgh. Sean was born on Monday 25th of August 1930. Sean is often nicknamed as Big Tam, Sean Connery, Thomas Sean Connery. According to year of birth 1930 Sean belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 25th of August means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.Sean was married 2 times.
He is native english speaker. Sean is white scottish. He is citizen of United Kingdom. He is roman catholic. His primary profession is to be film actor. You can know Sean also as character actor, actor, film producer, stage actor, screenwriter, television actor, voice actor. Sean is recently known as milkman.
Sean Connery's dad
Sean Connery's father's name is Joseph Connery.
Sean Connery's mom
Sean Connery's mother's name is Euphamia Maclean.
Sean Connery's family
Sean Connery's ex wifes
Sean Connery and Diane Cilento have been together since 1962 for 11 years. She is known as actor. Sean´s ex wife was born on Thursday 5th of October 1933 in Mooloolaba. His ex wife died on Thursday 6th of October 2011 in Cairns. Diane Cilento was 81 years old, when this happened.
Sean Connery and Micheline Roquebrune have been together since 1975 for 45 years.
He has 1 son.
Sean Connery's son: Jason Connery
Sean Connery's son's name is Jason Connery. Jason is known as actor. Sean´s son was born on Friday 11th of January 1963 in Marylebone.
Sean Connery's schools
We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Tollcross Primary School.
Detailed informations about Sean´s schools
- During his time as a milkman, Connery delivered to Fettes School in Edinburgh - the same school which James Bond attended in Ian Fleming's novels following his expulsion from Eton.
- He never attended drama school.
Sean Connery's career
Sean´s main focus is to be film actor. Sean is famous thanks to James Bond. You could see Sean also in The Untouchables, The Name of the Rose, The Rock, Entrapment and many more.
Is Sean Connery gay ?
Sean is known to be straight.
How did Sean Connery die
Sean died on on Saturday 31st of October 2020 when he was 90 years old at Lyford Cay. Sean Connerys death was caused by pneumonia, respiratory failure, old age [and] atrial fibrillation. It happend like natural causes.
Awards and competitions
Sean Connery's Awards
- Sean received award for London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year for work The Untouchables in 1987
- He received award for National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Untouchables in 1987
- Sean received award for German Film Award for Best Actor for work The Name of the Rose in 1987
- Sean received award for Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Untouchables in 1987
- Sean received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work The Name of the Rose in 1988
- Sean received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for work The Untouchables in 1988
- Sean received award for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Untouchables in 1988
- He received award for MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for work The Rock in 1997
- He received award for Jameson People's Choice Award for Best Actor for work Entrapment in 1999
Sean Connery's Rankings
- In October 1997, he was ranked #14 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
- He ranked first among the Male British movie actors in the Orange Film Survey of 10,000 voters.
- Premiere Magazine ranked him as #36 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
- His performance as James Bond in the 007 films is ranked #5 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Sean Connery's Nominations
- Sean was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
- Sean was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for work Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989
- He was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for work The Untouchables in 1987
- Sean was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture for work Finding Forrester in 2001
- He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble for work Entrapment in 1999
- He was nominated for German Film Award for Best Actor for work The Name of the Rose in 1987
- Sean was nominated for National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Untouchables in 1987
- He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor for work The Avengers in 1998
- Sean was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for work Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1990
- He was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for work The Untouchables in 1988
- Sean was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for work The Rock in 1997
- Sean was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work The Hunt for Red October in 1991
- Sean was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work The Name of the Rose in 1988
What Sean Connery has done for a first time
- He ranked first among the Male British movie actors in the Orange Film Survey of 10,000 voters.
- He has played four kings: 'King' Daniel Dravot in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), King Agamemnon in Time Bandits (1981), King Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and King Arthur in First Knight (1995).
- He hinted in an interview that he may return to live in Scotland for the first time in more than fifty years. He reaffirmed his belief that the country can achieve full independence within his lifetime. (February 2008).
- He was the first James Bond actor to reach his 90th birthday. Eight days before that he became the longest living actor, surpassing Barry Nelson, already being the oldest living actor following the death of Roger Moore in 2017.
- He was a Shodan (first level Black Belt) in Kyokushin Karate.
Sean Connery's Donations
- He donated his salary from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) to charity.
- He is a major contributor to the Scottish National Party (SNP). This was stopped for a while when the ruling Labour government said people living outside of the United Kingdom would not be allowed to donate money to British political parties.
- He was paid a huge sum to return as James Bond for Diamonds Are Forever (1971), setting a record. It was donated to his Scottish charity.
Sean Connery's quotes
- I was called Sean long before I was an actor, I had an Irish buddy when I was 12 named Seamus -- pronounced Shay-mus. So they nicknamed us Seamus and Shawn and it stuck.
- I never disliked Bond, as some have thought. Creating a character like that does take a certain craft. It's simply natural to seek other roles.
- More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Alfred Hitchcock or Pablo Picasso. They know that life is not just a popularity contest.
- I've honestly not been too aware of my age until I went to the doctor for a full check-up. He said I had the heart of a young man - "but you're not young, you're 40".
- Some age, others mature.
- [on turning down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings] I had never read [J.R.R. Tolkien], and I didn't understand the script when they sent it to me. Bobbits? Hobbits?
- I'm an actor - it's not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won't ask for their money back.
- I have always hated that damn James Bond. I'd like to kill him.
- I've never kept a record of anything. I gave away everything: all the posters, the memorabilia that would have been helpful - and financially rewarding.
- [on whether he would ever escape being identified as James Bond] It's with me 'til I go in the box.
- I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.
- [3/03, about the impending US invasion of Iraq] I don't know who could be in favor of it, but it can't be stopped. It is inevitable.
- [on Daniel Craig as the new James Bond] Craig's a great choice, really interesting - different. He's a good actor. It's a completely new departure.
- I thought Pierce Brosnan was a good choice. I liked GoldenEye (1995). Timothy Dalton never got a handle on the role. He took it seriously in the wrong way. The person who plays Bond has to be dangerous. If there isn't a sense of threat, you can't be cool.
- [on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)] It was a nightmare. The director should never have been given $185 million.
- [3/06] I have retired for good. It's been a bit rough since Christmas but I'm perfectly OK and I feel well. In fact, I'm working on a history book.
- [during his speech after receiving the AFI Life Achievement award] Though my feet are tired, my heart is not.
- I had no grand plan. Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, but it simply isn't true.
- [on turning down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)] Yeah, well, I never understood it. I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don't understand it.
- It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thousands of people. Is that more or less pleasure than watching your child grow up?
- [on being one of the biggest movie stars in the world] Well, that's only because of your price. And my current price? Well, ha, that's nobody's business but mine.
- [on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] I am resting from acting - you might say I'm retired. It would take something really considerable to bring me back. Nothing has been discussed but I hear it's back on.
- There's one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems!
- I never trashed a hotel room or did drugs. I understand if you get caught in a fight, but to take it out on a room that implies some psychiatric disorder. The way I was brought up made me think about the person who has to clean up afterwards.
- I did smoke pot a few times but nothing else. I would never inject. I'm too fond of the drink. At times I can go two weeks or more without it, but then I'm quite enthusiastic to get back to the taste again.
- Dealing with this financial stuff was too much for me. It was back to education and I had to learn to understand it all myself.
- Peter Mandelson, two times thrown out, is now representing Britain in Europe. In the olden times, they would have hung him up by his feet. The decisions in the UK are made by President Tony Blair and a couple of his cooks in the kitchen.
- I am happy to say that I sued Allied Artists for cosmetic bookkeeping and they're bankrupt.
- It reads as though one had made great dramatic decisions, but in fact one didn't. I certainly had the drive from the beginning, but the targets and ambitions were much, much less.
- One of the things that strikes me is that no matter how difficult or underprivileged the situation you were living in as a child, it wasn't considered difficult. I don't think as children, you are aware of it. You have nothing to compare it to.
- "The time came for me to retire because of my rather unfortunate last movie . . . The cost to me in terms of frustration and avoiding going to jail for murder cannot have continued.
- Whenever I've tangled with a beautiful spy, have you noticed what invariably happens? Even if I know the girl is a nasty and dangerous little snake, I've still had to kiss her first and kill her later.
- [in 2004] The Scottish media all say, "Oh yeah, he's a tax exile". I have paid more tax than the government put together in that Parliament. I still pay full tax when I work in England and the same when I work in America.
- [on A View to a Kill (1985)] Bond should be played by an actor 35, 33 years old. I'm too old. Roger's too old, too!
- Anyone contemplating a film career could do no better than read Alexander Mackendrick's book "On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director."
- Perhaps I'm not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else.
- I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves.
- Timothy Dalton has Shakespearean training but he underestimated the role. The character has to be graceful and move well and have a certain measure of charm as well as be dangerous. Pierce Brosnan is a good actor - he added some new elements to it.
- I've always been told I was either too tall or too short, too Scottish or too Irish, too young, too old.
- Robin and Marian (1976) was supposed to be called "The Death of Robin Hood", but Americans don't like heroes who die or anything that might not smack of being a victory.
- I've honestly not been too aware of my age until I went to the doctor for a full check-up. He said I had the heart of a young man, "but you're not young, you're 40! [Evening Standard, 1971]
- I enjoy the excitement of working on a well-crewed and exciting picture. It's like a microcosm of society that really works. Because nothing works anywhere else.
- I have no shortage of material or offers, it's just a case of what you select to do. But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over.
- (On George Lazenby) I have known George for many years and arrogance is not in his character. Alas I cannot say the same for Cubby Broccoli.
- Show me a man who is content and I'll show you a lobotomy scar.
- [on being voted the Sexiest Man of the Century] Well what can I say, people have good taste. No, I'm only kidding. I really don't take things like that seriously.
- [on the death of Roger Moore] I was very sad to hear of Roger's passing. We had an unusually long relationship, by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter. I will miss him.
- I've always supported the UK film industry, and even if it's not a UK film I've been doing, I've done my best to bring as many films as possible here instead of filming in America or elsewhere.
- [on his salary in the Bond films] I know what it is to be without money, and know exactly what money is to me. I dislike intensely injustice, and Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli were frightfully greedy people.
- [on receiving his knighthood from the Queen] It was one of the greatest days of my life.
- [on fame as Bond] I've never been so pressurized in my life. It's an invasion of one's privacy, and you get a lot of head cases.
- I'm an easy target because of my political opinions. But I defy anyone in Scotland to find one detail where I knowingly ever did anything that was to the detriment of Scotland. It gets up my nose.
- An open-handed slap is justified - if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it. [Playboy magazine, 1965]
- My view is I don't believe that any level of abuse against women is ever justified under any circumstances. Full stop,
Sean Connery's height, body shape, eye color
Lets describe how Sean Connery looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Sean is tall as 6' 2¼" (189 cm). Body build is athletic. His eyes are tinted brown - dark. His hair is shade of brown - dark.