Edinburgh Festival to celebrate Connery’s birthday

The former James Bond star will reach the landmark age on 25 August (10), and film fans in his native Scotland will be able to celebrate a month early with the special event in Edinburgh on Sunday (20Jun10).

The gala screening will also mark Connery’s 20-year patronage of Edinburgh’s film festival.

Hannah McGill, EIFF’s Artistic Director, says, “This event is a fitting way to celebrate Sir Sean’s 80 years – almost twenty of which he has given to support of EIFF as Patron. He is a great friend of the Festival and we look forward to celebrating this amid the glitter of the Festival Theatre.”