Facts of Sean Connery
|Full Name:||Sean Connery|
|Age:||88 years 11 months|
|Birth Date:||August 25, 1930|
|Birth Place:||Fountain bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|Father's Name:||Joseph Connery|
|Mother's Name:||Euphemia McBain ‘Effie’.|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Micheline Roquebrune|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth:||Around $120 million|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed(Scottish and Irish)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Jimmy Malone in ‘The Untouchables’ in 1987 and also for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise. He is the winner of an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globes, and a Henrietta Award.
Sean Connery’s Age
He was born on August 25, 1930, in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is currently 88 years old. His birth name is Thomas Sean Connery. He holds American citizenship and his ethnicity is a mix of Scottish and Irish.
Sean Connery Family
His father’s name was Joseph Connery and her mother’s name was Euphemia McBain ‘Effie’. Joseph was a factory worker and a lorry driver and Euphemia was a cleaning woman. His paternal grandfather’s parents emigrated from Ireland to Scotland in the mid-19th century while his maternal great-grandparents were native Scottish Gaelic speakers from Fife. He father belonged to Roman Catholic and his mother belonged to Protestant. He has got a younger brother named Neil.
Sean had to sleep in the bottom drawer of his parent’s dresser because his family was so poor. He helped his family financially by delivering milk and assisting a butcher. He dropped out of the school at the age of 13.
Sean Connery Young Age
Sean was small in primary school but he grew rapidly around the age of 12 and reached a height of 6 ft. 2 inches at the age of 18. He was called ‘Big Tam’ during his teen years and he stated that he lost his virginity at the age of 14 to an adult woman in an ATS uniform.
Sean Connery Films
He debuted the film industry from the movie ‘Lilacs in the Spring’ in 1954. He played in four movies in the year 1957 and they are ‘No Road back’, ‘Hell Drivers’, ‘Action of the Tiger’, and ‘Time Lock’. Sean played the character of Michale McBride in ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ and as O’Bannion in ‘Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure’ both in 1959. He played the character of James Bond in the films ‘Goldfinger’ in 1964 and in ‘Thunderball’ in 1965.
Sean made five James Bond movies ‘Dr. No’, ‘From Russia with Love’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Thunderball’, and ‘You Only Live Twice’ from 1962 to 1967. He became fed up of the invasion of privacy and of constant publicity and argued with the producer, Albert Broccoli. He wanted to compete for a feature every 18 months instead of each year.
But the nation was James Bond’s crazy. So, he agreed to star in the film ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ in 1971 and demanded a salary of $1.25 million, plus a percentage of the total film’s earning.
After the completion of the movie, he said he would never play James Bond roles, but he agreed to return for final performance. He played in the movie ‘Never Say Never Again’ and he donated his salary to the Scottish International Education Trust. Later, he worked in the films that he found interesting.
He portrayed the role of Duke Anderson in the movie ‘The Anderson Tapes’ in 1971, Zed in ‘Zardoz’ in 1974, Daniel Dravot in ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ in 1975, Edward Pierce in ‘The First Great Train Robbery’ in 1979, King Agamemnon in ‘Time Bandits’ in 1981, The Green Knight’ in ‘Sword of the Valiant’ in 1984, Paul in ‘Playing by Heart’ in 1998, Sir Bill in ‘Sir Bill’ in 2012 and many other roles.
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Sean Connery’s Net Worth
Connery, 88 years old retired actor, has an estimated net worth of around $120 million. He would have been one of the richest people of the world if he had played Gandalf in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series for 15% of the box office takings. He would have earned $400 million. Sean has been successful in having properties around the world. He is enjoying his retirement from acting.
Sean Connery’s Wife
He married his first wife, Diane Cilento in 1962 but they couldn’t hold the relationship and got a divorce in 1973. They together welcomed a child, Jason Connery, and he is also an actor and appeared in shows like ‘Robin of Sherwood’. Later, he married Micheline Roquebrune in 1975 and recently, they are living together.
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