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Sir Sean Connery's Biography

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Sir Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh in Scotland on 25 August, 1930.

Sean Connery joined the navy when he was 16, but left three years later after a stomach ulcer.

Whilst in the navy Sean Connery had two tattoos. One says Mum and Dad and the other says Scotland Forever, reflecting his lifelong support for Scottish independence.

After the navy, Sean Connery had various jobs including coffin polishing.

In 1950 he came third in Mr Universe, which led to modelling work.

In 1955 Sir Sean Connery starred in the first of his many films. It was a small part in the Errol Flynn musical Lilacs in the Spring.

Other films followed including Another Time, Another Place and Tarzan's Greatest Adventure however his major breakthrough came in 1962 when he was cast as James Bond in Dr No.

Sean Connery's other credits as James Bond were Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again.

Sean Connery's other notable films include Finding Forrester, Entrapment, Just Cause, Medicine Man, The Russia House, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, A Bridge Too Far, Marnie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Woman of Straw, The Hill, The First Great Train Robbery, The Man Who Would Be King, The Wind and the Lion, and Robin and Marian.

Additionally there was his role as Jimmy Malone in The Untouchables, for which Sean Connery won a best supporting actor Oscar in 1988, and the role of William of Baskerville in The Name of the Rose, for which he won a Bafta - also in 1988.

In 2000 Sean Connery was knighted for his services to film.

In 2008, he published an autobiographical work Being A Scot.

His son through his first marriage to Diane Cilento is the actor Jason Connery.

Sean Connery's second wife was the painter Micheline Roquebrune.

On 31 October 2020, Sir Sean Connery died aged 90.

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