Actor, Writer, Producer, Executive producer
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Sir Thomas Sean Connery professionally known as Sean Connery made his debut as an actor in the film Lilacs in the Spring (1954). It was in 1962 his breakthrough came as an actor in the role of British secret agent James Bond with Dr. No. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the Golden Laurel Award for Action Performance for Thunderball which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Connerys career so far are Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Marnie (1964), Thunderball (1965), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Never Say Never Again (1983), The Name of the Rose (1986), Highlander (1986), The Untouchables (1987), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dragonheart (1996), The Rock (1996), and Finding Forrester (2000) to name a few. Thomas Sean Connery son of Euphemia McLean and Joseph Connery was born on 25 August 1930, in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1946, at the age of 16, Connery joined the Royal Navy he trained in Portsmouth at the naval gunnery school and in an anti-aircraft crew. He was later assigned as an Able Seaman on HMS Formidable. He was later discharged from the navy age 19 on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer. He was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive in 1989 and the Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. He received a lifetime achievement award in the US with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1999. In the 2000 New Year Honours Connery was knighted for services to film drama.
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