5 April 2009


Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning British actor and producer who is best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. In 1987, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. Considered by many in Scotland to be the greatest living Scot, Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000.
Connery was born in Edinburgh, the son of Euphamia C. "Effie" (née Maclean), a cleaning woman, and Joseph Connery, a factory worker and truck driver. His father was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent, while his mother was a Scottish Protestant.
His first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh. He then joined the Royal Navy, but was later discharged on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer. Afterwards, he returned to the co-op, then worked at other jobs, including a lorry driver, a labourer, artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher, and bodybuild.

1 comment:

Madalena said...

My name is Bond! James Bond! He was famous for that and also for being a very handsome man. Then he lost his hair... But he kept that particular "charme" of his. Idols get old but fans get old too. That's the reason why some symbols never die.
Don't forget: You only live twice:)