Sean Connery Biography (1930-)

Full name, Thomas Sean Connery; born August 25, 1930, in Edinburgh, Scotland;son of Joseph (a factory worker and truck driver) and Euphamia C. (a cleaning woman) Connery; brother of Neil Connery (an actor); married Diane Cilento,December 6, 1962 (divorced September 6, 1973); married Micheline Boglio Roquebrune, 1975; children: (first marriage) Jason (an actor); (second marriage) one stepdaughter. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Nancy Seltzer & Associates,6220 Del Valle Dr., Los Angles, CA 90048.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
August 25, 1930
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Let's Make Up (also known as Lilacs in the Spring), United Artists, 1955
  • Spike, No Road Back, RKO Radio Pictures, 1957
  • Mike, Action of the Tiger, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Welder, Time Lock, Romulus-Beaconsfield, 1957
  • Johnny, Hell Drivers (also known as Hard Drivers), Rank, 1957
  • Mark Trevor, Another Time, Another Place, Paramount, 1958
  • O'Bannion, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure, Paramount, 1959
  • Michael McBride, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Buena Vista,1959
  • Paddy Damion, The Frightened City, Allied Artists, 1961
  • Pedlar Pascoe, On the Fiddle (also known as Operation War Head), American International Pictures, 1961, released in the United States asOperation Snafu, 1965
  • Private Flanagan, The Longest Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • James Bond, Doctor No (also known as Ian Fleming's Dr. No),United Artists, 1963
  • James Bond, From Russia with Love, United Artists, 1964
  • James Bond, Goldfinger (also known as Ian Fleming's Goldfinger), United Artists, 1964
  • Anthony Richmond, Woman of Straw, United Artists, 1964
  • Mark Rutland, Marnie, Universal, 1964
  • James Bond, Thunderball (also known as Ian Fleming's Thunderball), United Artists, 1965
  • Joe Roberts, The Hill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Samson Shillitoe, A Fine Madness, Warner Bros., 1966
  • (Uncredited) Himself, A New World (also known as A Young World, Un monde jeune, Un monde nouveau, and Un mondo nuovo), Lopert Pictures Corp., 1966
  • James Bond, You Only Live Twice (also known as Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice), United Artists, 1967
  • Moses Zebulon "Shalako" Carlin (title role), Shalako (also known as Man nennt mich Shalako), Cinerama, 1968
  • Himself, The Bowler and the Bonnet (documentary), 1969
  • Jack Kehoe, The Molly Maguires, Paramount, 1970
  • Roald Amundson, The Red Tent (also known as Krasnaya palatka, Tsiteli karavi, and La tenda rossa), Paramount, 1971
  • John Anderson, The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971
  • James Bond, Diamonds Are Forever (also known as Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever), United Artists, 1971
  • Himself, Espana campo de golf (documentary short film), 1972
  • Detective Sergeant Johnson, The Offence (also known as The Offense and Something Like the Truth), United Artists, 1973
  • Zed, Zardoz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Colonel Arbuthnot, Murder on the Orient Express, Paramount, 1974
  • Mulay el-Raisuli, The Wind and the Lion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1975
  • Daniel Dravot, The Man Who Would Be King (also known as RudyardKipling's The Man Who Would Be King), Allied Artists/Columbia, 1975
  • Nils Tahlvik, The Terrorists (also known as Ransom), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Himself, The Dream Factory, 1975
  • Robin Hood, Robin and Marian, Columbia, 1976
  • Kahlil Abdul-Muhsen, The Next Man (also known as The Arab Conspiracy and Double Hit), Allied Artists, 1976
  • Major General Roy Urquhart, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977
  • Edward Pierce/John Simms/Geoffrey, The Great Train Robbery (also known as The First Great Train Robbery), United Artists, 1979
  • Dr. Paul Bradley, Meteor, American International Pictures, 1979
  • Major Robert Dapes, Cuba, United Artists, 1979
  • Marshal William T. O'Neil, Outland, Warner Bros., 1981
  • King Agamemnon/fireman, Time Bandits, Embassy, 1981
  • Patrick Hale, Wrong Is Right (also known as The Man with the Deadly Lens), Columbia, 1982
  • Narrator, G'Ole! (documentary), Warner Bros., 1982
  • Green Knight, Sword of the Valiant (also known as Sword of theValiant: The Legend of Gawain and the Green Knight and Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight), Cannon, 1982
  • Douglas Meredith, Five Days One Summer, Warner Bros., 1982
  • James Bond, Never Say Never Again (also known as Warhead and James Bond 007--Sag niemals nie), Warner Bros., 1983
  • Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, Highlander, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • William of Baskerville, The Name of the Rose (also known as DerName der Rose, Le nom de la rose, and Il nome della rosa),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • James Malone, The Untouchables, Paramount, 1987
  • Himself, La rosa dei nomi (documentary) 1987
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell, The Presidio (also known as The Presidio: The Scene of the Crime), Paramount, 1988
  • Himself, Memories of Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Dr. Henry Jones, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount, 1989
  • Jessie McMullen, Family Business, TriStar, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The Many Faces of Bond (documentary), 1989
  • Captain Marko Alexandrovich Ramius, The Hunt for Red October, Paramount, 1990
  • Bartholomew "Barley" Scott Blair, The Russia House, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, Highlander 2 (also known as Highlander 2: The Quickening, Highlander II: The Renegade Version,and Highlander--Le retour), Interstar, 1991
  • (Uncredited) King Richard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Dr. Robert Campbell, Medicine Man (also known as The Last Daysof Eden), Buena Vista, 1992
  • Captain John Connor, Rising Sun, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Dr. Alex Murray, A Good Man in Africa, 1994
  • Paul Armstrong, Just Cause, Warner Bros., 1995
  • King Arthur, First Knight, Columbia, 1995
  • Himself, Three Decades of James Bond 007 (documentary short film),Brentwood Home Video, 1995
  • Himself, James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today (documentary short film), Brentwood Home Video, 1995
  • Himself, Behind the Scenes with "Thunderball" (documentary short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1995
  • Himself, Behind the Scenes with "Goldfinger" (documentary short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1995
  • John Patrick Mason, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Voice of Draco, Dragon Heart (also known as Dragonheart), Universal, 1996
  • Sir August de Wynter, The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1997
  • (Uncredited) God, A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Himself, Sean Connery Close Up (documentary), 1997
  • Himself, Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait (documentary), 1997
  • Himself, Junket Whore, 1998
  • Paul, Playing by Heart, Miramax, 1998
  • Robert "Mac" MacDougal, Entrapment (also known as Verlockende Falle), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Terence Young: Bon Vivant(documentary short film), 1999
  • William Forrester, Finding Forrester, Sony Pictures Entertainment,2000
  • (In archive footage) James Bond, Double-O Stunts (documentary short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles (documentary short film), 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, The Music of James Bond (documentary short film), 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Ken Adam: Designing Bond(documentary), 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Inside Q's Laboratory (documentary short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, Inside "Dr. No" (documentary short film), 2000
  • Himself, Harry Saltzman: Showman (documentary short film), 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Inside "You OnlyLive Twice" (documentary short film), 2000
  • (In archive footage) James Bond, Inside "The Man with the Golden Gun" (documentary short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Inside "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (documentary short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Inside "From Russia with Love" (documentary short film), 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Inside "Diamonds Are Forever" (documentary short film), 2000
  • Himself, Behind the Scenes: Finding Forrester (documentary), 2001
  • Allan Quartermain, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (also known as LXG, The League, and Die Liga der aussergewoehnlichenGentlemen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Himself, Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (documentary), Paramount Home Video, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Sex at 24 Frames per Second (documentary), Playboy Entertainment Group, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Untouchables: The Script, the Cast (documentary short film), Paramount Home Video, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Untouchables: Production Stories(documentary short film), Paramount Home Video, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Producer and director, The Bowler and the Bonnet (documentary), 1969
  • Co-executive producer, Medicine Man (also known as The Last Days of Eden), Buena Vista, 1992
  • Executive producer, Rising Sun, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Executive Producer, Just Cause, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Executive Producer, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Producer, Entrapment (also known as Verlockende Falle), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Executive producer, Finding Forrester, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000
  • Executive producer, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (also known as LXG, The League, and Die Liga der aussergewoehnlichenGentlemen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Hotspur, An Age of Kings, 1960
  • Himself, 30 Years of Billy Connolly, 1998
  • Movies
  • Mat Burke, Anna Christie, 1957
  • Mountain McClintock, Requiem for a Heavyweight, BBC, 1957
  • Jewish pianist/Nazi war criminal, Women in Love, 1958
  • Rick Martell, The Square Ring, 1959
  • John Proctor, The Crucible, 1959
  • Innes Corrie, Without the Grail, 1960
  • Julien, Colombe, 1960
  • Title role, Macbeth, 1961
  • Count Vronsky, Anna Karenina, BBC, 1964
  • McNeill, Male of the Species, 1969
  • Also appeared in Boy with the Meataxe; Riders to the Sea.
  • Specials
  • Himself, The American Film Institute Salute to Alfred Hitchcock, CBS, 1979
  • Himself, James Bond 007: Coming Attractions (documentary), 1984
  • Himself, Happy Anniversary 007: Twenty-Five Years of James Bond (documentary), ABC, 1987
  • 100% Bonded, 1987
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1987
  • Rich and Famous: 1988 World's Best, syndicated, 1988
  • Host, The Prince's Trust Gala, TBS, 1989
  • Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters, Fox, 1989
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: 75th Birthday Celebration), CBS, 1990
  • Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold (also known as Crazy about theMovies), Cinemax, 1991
  • Himself, 30 Years of James Bond (documentary), LWT, 1992
  • November 22, 1993: Where Were You? A Larry King Special Live from Washington, TNT, 1993
  • (In archive footage) Himself/Robin Hood, Audrey Hepburn Remembered(documentary), PBS, 1993
  • Himself, The World of 007 (documentary), 1995
  • Himself/James Bond, In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (documentary), 1995
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Happy Birthday, Shirley, ITV, 1996
  • Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery, Lifetime, 1997
  • Interviewee, The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, CBS, 1997
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond (documentary), 1998
  • (In archive footage) Himself/Professor Henry Jones, Indiana Jones andthe Last Crusade: A Look Inside (documentary), 1999
  • Himself, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1999
  • Narrator, The Life and Times of Bobby Jones (documentary), CBS, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Trouble with Marnie (documentary), 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, John Barry: Licence to Thrill (documentary), BBC, 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (documentary), 2000
  • Himself, The James Bond Story (documentary; also known as 007:The James Bond Story), AMC, 2000
  • The BBC and BAFTA Tribute to Michael Caine, 2000
  • Himself, The A&E Biography: James Bond--The Secret Life of 007(documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Bond Girls Are Forever (documentary), AMC, 2002
  • Best Ever Bond (documentary), ITV1, 2002
  • Himself, James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself/James Bond, Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (documentary), 2002, The 2003 MLB All-Star Game, Fox, 2003
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Vanessa Marcil (documentary), Lifetime, 2003
  • Unsere Besten--Das grosse Lesen (documentary), 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1988
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1996
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1999
  • Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Himself, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Joe Brastad, "Ladies of the Manor," Dixon of Dock Green, BBC, 1956
  • Porter, "Jack Hires Opera Singer in Rome," The Jack Benny Program,CBS, 1957
  • "The Hollow Crown," Age of Kings, syndicated, 1961
  • "The Road to Shrewsbury," Age of Kings, syndicated, 1961
  • "Mademoiselle Colombe," Festival of the Arts, syndicated, 1962
  • "The Deposing of a King," Age of Kings, syndicated, 1963
  • Mystery guest, What's My Line?, CBS, 1965
  • The Ed Sullivan Show, 1965
  • "Male of the Species," On Stage, NBC, 1969
  • The Dream Factory, 1975
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1976, 1992
  • Himself, The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977
  • Himself, The Dame Edna Experience, ITV, 1987
  • Himself, Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Fame in the 20th Century, 1993
  • Himself, "Sean Connery," Superstars of Action, 1995
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1996, 2003
  • Voice of Great Grandfather Athair, "Flying Fortress" (also known as "Flying Fortress: Chaos Emerald Crisis: Part 1," Sonic Underground, syndicated, 1999
  • Voice of Great Grandfather Athair, "No Hedgehog Is an Island" (also knownas "Chaos Emerald Crisis: Part 2," Sonic Underground, syndicated, 1999
  • Voice of Great Grandfather Athair, "New Echidna in Town" (also known as "Chaos Emerald Crisis: Part 3," Sonic Underground, syndicated, 1999
  • Himself, Secrets of Superstar Fitness,, Discovery Health, 2002
  • Himself, "World Sports Award," Leute heute, 2002
  • (As Sir Sean Connery) Himself, Parkinson, BBC, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Also appeared as guest host, Sammy and Company; Alexander, Adventure Story; voice of the dragon, "Eekscalibur," Eek! the Cat (animated); in "The Crescent and the Star," Sailor of Fortune.
  • Stage Tours
  • (Debut) Chorus dancer, later Buzz Adams, South Pacific, British cities, 1953-54
  • Also appeared in Judith; MacBeth.
  • Stage Work
  • Producer and director, I've Seen You Cut Lemons, London, 1962
  • Producer, Art, Royale Theater, New York City, 1998-99
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself and James Bond, Behind the Scenes with Goldfinger, 1995
  • Himself and James Bond, Behind the Scenes with Thunderball, 1995
  • Albums
  • Recited "In My Life" for the album In My Life (Beatles covers).
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Neither Shaken nor Stirred, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Andrews, Emma, The Films of Sean Connery, BCW Publishing, 1977
    • Callan, Michael Feeney, Sean Connery, Stein & Day, 1983
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th edition, St. James Press, 2000
    • McCabe, Bob, Sean Connery: A Celebration, Pavilion Books, 2000
    • Parker, John, Sean Connery, Contemporary Books, 1993
    • Passingham, Kenneth, Sean Connery: A Biography, St. Martin's, 1983
    • Pfeiffer, Lee, and Philip Lisa, The Films of Sean Connery, Carol Publishing Group, 1993
    • Rissik, Andrew, The James Bond Man: The Films of Sean Connery, ElmTree Books, 1983
    • Sellers, Robert, Sean Connery, Robert Hale Publishers, 2000
    • Yule, Andrew, Sean Connery: From 007 to Hollywood Icon, 1992
    Periodicals
    • Economist, U.S. edition, February 28, 1998, p. 61
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 10, 1992, p. 4
    • Hollywood Reporter, April, 1988, p. 42
    • New York Times, June 7, 1987
    • Sunday Times, April 22, 1990, p. E1
    • Vanity Fair, June, 1993, p. 102

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