Aug. 25th, 1930
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
6' 2 1/2"
Guest TV Roles
Sean Connery found fame and fortune as the suave, sophisticated British agent, James Bond. After six Bond films, Connery yearned to break from the Bond image, and eventually earned an Oscar as veteran Chicago cop, Jimmy Malone, in The Untouchables (1987). A genuine movie star, his co-stars often complement his professionalism. Connery continues to be at his best when he plays no-nonsense characters.
- Had radiation therapy for an undisclosed throat ailment in 1993. In a February 1995 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Connery said the treatment had been to remove benign tumors from his vocal chords after he found himself losing his voice while filming _Rising Sun (1993)_ (qv).
- He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 Queen's Millennium New Years Honours List for his services to the Film Industry.
- Used to live in Marbella, Spain, near a golf course where he played daily when not filming. He left following disagreements with the local press, and now resides in the Bahamas where he plays golf much less frequently.
- Presented with the Marrakech International Film Festival Award in Morocco by his friend and _Just Cause (1995)_ (qv) co-star 'Laurence Fishburne' (qv). (8 December 2004)
- He pulled out of a film in September 2004, sparking rumors that he was going to retire. However three months later in an interview with "The Scotsman" newspaper from his home in the Bahamas, he said he is taking a year out to write his autobiography (something he had previously vowed never to do), and hopes to make another film.
- Turned down 'Richard Chamberlain (I)' (qv)'s role in _"Shogun" (1980)_ (qv) because he would not act on television.
- Connery and 'Pierce Brosnan' (qv) have both played King Arthur, the only Bond actors to do so. Connery played Arthur in _First Knight (1995)_ (qv), Brosnan provided Arthur's voice in _Quest for Camelot (1998)_ (qv). Additionally, Connery has also played another famous king; he played Richard the Lionhearted, King of England, in _Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)_ (qv).
- He pulled out of an interview for the Edinburgh Festival of Politics in August 2006 after George Reid, the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, vowed to ask him why he once told a magazine that some women want a "smack". Sir Sean, the Scottish National Party's most famous supporter, said it was "unacceptable" and it would have compromised the interview.