Sean Connery

Oscar-winning Scottish Actor
Born Aug 25, 1930

Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes. Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sean Connery.


1930 Birth Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland on 25 August 1930. … Read More


1950 19 Years Old …  While his official website claims he was third in the 1950 Mr. Universe contest, most sources place him in the 1953 competition, either third in the Junior class or failing to place in the Tall Man classification. … Read More


1951 20 Years Old Looking to pick up some extra money, Connery helped out backstage at the King's Theatre in late 1951. … Read More
Connery first met Michael Caine at a party during the production of South Pacific in 1954, and the two would later become close friends.
1956 25 Years Old In 1956, Connery appeared in the theatrical production of Epitaph, and played a minor role as a hoodlum in the "Ladies of the Manor" episode of the Dixon of Dock Green. … Read More
In the spring of 1957, Connery hired agent Richard Hatton who got him a role as Spike, a minor gangster with a speech impediment in Montgomery Tully's No Road Back alongside Skip Homeier, Paul Carpenter, Patricia Dainton and Norman Wooland.
1958 27 Years Old In 1958, he had a major role in the melodrama Another Time, Another Place (1958) as a British reporter named Mark Trevor, caught in a love affair opposite Lana Turner and Barry Sullivan. … Read More
1959 28 Years Old In 1959, Connery landed a leading role in Robert Stevenson's Walt Disney Productions film Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) alongside Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, and Jimmy O'Dea. … Read More


1961 30 Years Old He also had a prominent television role in Rudolph Cartier's 1961 productions of Adventure Story and Anna Karenina for BBC Television, in the latter of which he co-starred with Claire Bloom. … Read More
1962 31 Years Old …  Connery was married to actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973. … Read More
1965 34 Years Old During the filming of Thunderball in 1965, Connery's life was in danger in the sequence with the sharks in Emilio Largo's pool. … Read More


1972 41 Years Old Connery shared a Henrietta Award with Charles Bronson for "World Film Favorite – Male" in 1972.


1981 50 Years Old In 1981, Connery appeared in the film Time Bandits as Agamemnon. … Read More
1982 51 Years Old In 1982, Connery narrated G'olé!, the official film of the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
1983 52 Years Old After his experience with Never Say Never Again in 1983 and the following court case, Connery became unhappy with the major studios and for two years did not make any films. … Read More


1996 - 2000 4 More Events
2001 70 Years Old His funding of the SNP ceased in 2001, when the UK Parliament passed legislation that prohibited overseas funding of political activities in the UK.
2003 72 Years Old In response to accusations that he is a tax exile, Connery released documents in 2003 showing that he had paid £3.7 million in UK taxes between 1997/98 and 2002/03.
…  In 2010, he reprised his role in an expanded 80-minute version of Sir Billi, serving also as executive producer.
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