Sean Connery: Biography, career and death

Sean Connery

First ever James Bond actor, Sean Connery reportedly died today, aged 90!

The Scottish actor was born 25 August 1930, and passed away on the 31st October, 2020.

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

His mother, Euphemia “Effie” McBain McLean, was a cleaning woman. She was born the daughter of Neil McLean and Helen Forbes Ross, and named after her father’s mother, Euphemia McBain, wife of John McLean and daughter of William McBain from Ceres in Fife.

Connery was in smaller theatre and television productions until he got his break with the Bond films. He became a major actor with the success of his Bond role.

He starred in movies like; Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Murder on the Orient Express 1974 and many others.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

Connery died in his sleep on 31 October 2020, aged 90, at his home in Nassau in the Bahamas.

His death was announced by his family and Eon Productions that same day.

His son stated that he “had been unwell for some time”


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