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Edinburgh Festival to celebrate Connery's birthday

Jun 15, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

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."

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