Sean Connery

Actor, Producer, Director
Though he was already established as an actor on the rise, Sean Connery blasted into international stardom when he surpassed several other name actors to become James Bond for the first installment of the decades-long ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1930 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (86)

Sir Billi 2013 (Movie)

Voice of Sir Billi (Actor)

Infinite Space - Der Architekt John Lautner 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

Allan Quartermain (Actor)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

William Forrester (Actor)

Life & Times of Bobby Jones 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Entrapment 1999 (Movie)

Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Actor)

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

Sir August De Wynter (Actor)

The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dragonheart 1996 (Movie)

of Draco (Voice)

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Patrick Mason (Actor)

First Knight 1995 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

Paul Armstrong (Actor)

A Good Man in Africa 1994 (Movie)

Dr Alex Murray (Actor)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

John Connor (Actor)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

Dr Robert Campbell (Actor)

Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlander II: the Quickening 1991 (Movie)

Juan Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Actor)

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Captain Marko Alexandrovich Ramius (Actor)

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Barley Blair (Actor)

Family Business 1989 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

Dr Henry Jones (Actor)

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Memories of Me 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (12/08/87) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidio 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell (Actor)

The Untouchables 1987 (Movie)

Jim Malone (Actor)

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

Ramirez (Actor)

The Name of the Rose 1986 (Movie)

William of Baskerville (Actor)

The Rose of the Names 1986 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

Patrick Hale (Actor)

Five Days One Summer 1981 (Movie)

Douglas (Actor)

G'Ole 1981 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

Sheriff O'Neil (Actor)

Time Bandits 1981 (Movie)

King Agamemnon (Actor)

Cuba 1979 (Movie)

Major Robert Dapes (Actor)

Meteor 1979 (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

The First Great Train Robbery 1979 (Movie)

Edward Pierce (Actor)

A Bridge Too Far 1976 (Movie)

Major General Robert Urquhart (Actor)

Robin and Marian 1976 (Movie)

Robin Hood (Actor)

The Man Who Would Be King 1975 (Movie)

Daniel Dravot (Actor)

The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

Khalil Abdul Muhsen (Actor)

Murder on the Orient Express 1974 (Movie)

Colonel Arbuthnott (Actor)

The Wind and the Lion 1974 (Movie)

Raisuli (Actor)

Zardoz 1974 (Movie)

Zed (Actor)

Ransom 1973 (Movie)

Nils Tahlvik (Actor)

The Offence 1972 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Diamonds Are Forever 1971 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

The Anderson Tapes 1970 (Movie)

Duke Anderson (Actor)

The Molly Maguires 1970 (Movie)

Jack Kehoe (Actor)

La Tenda rossa 1969 (Movie)

Roald Aamundsen (Actor)

Shalako 1968 (Movie)

Shalako (Actor)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

A Fine Madness 1965 (Movie)

Samson Shillitoe (Actor)

Thunderball 1965 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

From Russia With Love 1964 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

Mark Rutland (Actor)

The Hill 1964 (Movie)

Joe Roberts (Actor)

Woman of Straw 1964 (Movie)

Anthony Richmond (Actor)

Dr. No 1963 (Movie)

James Bond--Agent 007 (Actor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

Private Flanagan (Actor)

On the Fiddle 1960 (Movie)

Pedlar Pascoe (Actor)

The Frightened City 1960 (Movie)

Paddy Damion (Actor)

Darby O'Gill and the Little People 1959 (Movie)

Michael McBride (Actor)

Tarzan's Greatest Adventure 1959 (Movie)

O'Bannion (Actor)

Another Time, Another Place 1958 (Movie)

Mark Trevor (Actor)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Time Lock 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (7)

Sir Billi 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Entrapment 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Though he was already established as an actor on the rise, Sean Connery blasted into international stardom when he surpassed several other name actors to become James Bond for the first installment of the decades-long spy franchise, "Dr. No" (1962). Suave and debonair, but also deadly, Connery exuded charm and appeal as MI6 agent 007, which helped make "Dr. No" a giant box office hit in both its native England and the United States. He reprised the role a total of seven times in three different decades, including the models for all other Bond films to follow, "From Russia with Love" (1963) and "Goldfinger" (1964). Though he bowed out of the role in 1967 following "You Only Live Twice," he returned for a big payday with "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), after which he famously vowed never to play the role again. While he appeared in numerous films in the ensuing years - "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974), "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) and "Time Bandits" (1981) chief among them - Connery had trouble reaching the heights of success he enjoyed as Bond. Going back on his word, he reprised the role one last time for the unofficial Bond movie, "Never Say Never Again" (1983), which was, as usual, a giant box office hit. Connery was primed to take his career to the next level, which he did when he won an Academy Award for his role as a gruff old Irish cop in "The Untouchables" (1987). He followed with a memorable performance as the senior Dr. Henry Jones in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) while turning in a fine performance as a defecting Russian submarine commander in "The Hunt for Red October" (1990). Though retired following a string of lesser efforts in the 1990s and into the next century, Connery left behind a career of performances that were surprising in both their variety and subtlety, which only assured his place in cinema history as one of its finest and most publicly beloved actors.

Relationships

Diane Cilento Actor

Wife
Met when they appeared together in a production of "Anna Christie" Married Dec. 6, 1962 Divorced Sept. 6, 1973 She wrote 2006 autobiography My Nine Lives that painted unflattering portrait Connery

Joseph Connery

Father

Euphamia Connery

Mother

Jason Connery

Son
Born January 11, 1963 mother Diane Cilento married to actress Mia Sara

Neil Connery

Brother
Born c. 1939

Dashiell Connery

Grandson
Born in 1997 son of Jason Connery and Mia Sara

Micheline Roquebrune

Wife

Milestones

2008

Published his autobiography, Being a Scot, which coincided with his 78th birthday

2005

Announced he would retire from film-making

2003

Played the lead role in the feature adaptation of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"; also produced

2000

Portrayed a reclusive, Pulitzer-winning author in Gus Van Sant's "Finding Forrester"

1999

Played a jewel thief trailed by an insurance investigator (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in "Entrapment"

1998

Won Tony Award for producing the play "Art"; production debuted on the London stage in 1996

1998

Cast as the villain in a remake of the 1960s British cult series, "The Avengers"

1998

Acted with Gena Rowlands in the ensemble drama "Playing By Heart"

1996

Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in "The Rock"

1995

Cast as King Arthur opposite Richard Gere as Lancelot in "First Knight"

1992

First film as executive producer, "Medicine Man"; also co-starred with Lorraine Bracco

1990

Played Captain Marko Ramius in "The Hunt for Red October"; based on the novel by Tom Clancy

1989

Starred as Professor Henry Jones, the father of Harrison Ford's titular character in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

1987

Had Oscar winning role as Jim Malone in Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables"

1983

Made one-shot return to playing James Bond in "Never Say Never Again"

1972

Formed Tantallon Productions for the making of Sidney Lumet's "The Offense"

1970

Final official appearance as 007 in "Diamonds Are Forever"; donated his $1.25 million salary to the Scottish International Education Trust Fund

1968

Debut as stage director, the London production of "I've Seen You Cut Lemons"

1968

Debut as documentary filmmaker with "The Bowler and the Bonnet"

1962

Breakthrough role, playing the British secret agent in the first of the James Bond series, "Dr. No"; film based on the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming

1959

First film made in America, the Walt Disney production, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

1958

Played first leading role when he acted as Lana Turner's leading man in the British-made "Another Time, Another Place"

1956

Film acting debut, "No Road Back"

1956

Received positive notices for his lead performance in the BBC TV production of Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

1953

Participated in the Mr. Universe bodybuiding contest; placing third

1951

London stage debut in chorus of "South Pacific"

1949

Discharged from the Navy after three years due to ulcers

1946

Joined the Royal Navy for a 12-year stint at age 16

1942

Drove a milk wagon at age 13, making deliveries before school

Formed production company, Fountainbridge Films

Bonus Trivia

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Received the Freedom of Edinburgh award (1991).

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Named a Commandeur des Artes et des Lettres by the French government.

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Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000.

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