Sean Connery

Biography

Date of Birth 25 August 1930, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Birth Name Thomas Sean Connery Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m) Thomas Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh on 25 August 1930. His father, Joseph Connery, was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent with roots in County Wexford, Ireland, while his mother, Euphamia "Effie" Maclean, was a Protestant. He claims he was called by his middle name Sean long before he became an actor, explaining that he had an Irish friend named Seamus and those who knew them both decided to call him by his middle name whenever he was with Seamus, and it stuck. His first job was as a milkman with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society. He then joined the Royal Navy but was later discharged on medical grounds (Stomach Ulcer). He briefly returned to the Co-op, then went on to a succession of jobs, including truck driver, labourer, artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art and lifeguard. Under the name Thom Connery, he placed third in the tall man's division of the 1953 Mr. Universe contest. Another competitor, Johnny Isaacs, suggested that he try out for a stage production of South Pacific, which led to work on the stage, TV, and eventually in films. One prominent television role came in Rudolph Cartier's 1961 production of Anna Karenina for BBC Television, in which Connery co-starred with Claire Bloom.

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Birth Name

Thomas Sean Connery

Birth Place

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Birth Date

8/25/1930

Death Date

10/31/2020
Known For
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Professor Henry Jones

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The Rock

John Patrick Mason

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Dr. No

James Bond

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Goldfinger

James Bond

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The Hunt for Red October

Marko Ramius

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Thunderball

James Bond

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The Untouchables

Jim Malone

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Diamonds Are Forever

James Bond

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You Only Live Twice

James Bond

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The Name of the Rose

William of Baskerville

Starring In
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Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford

Self - Interviewee (archive footage)

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My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock

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Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Self (archive footage)

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An Accidental Studio

Himself (archive footage)

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Mein Name ist Fleming, Ian Fleming

Self (archive footage)

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

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Guardian of the Highlands

Sir Billi (voice) (as Sir Sean Connery)

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Hollywood on the Tiber

Himself (archive footage)

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The Untouchables: Production Stories

Self (archive footage)

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The Untouchables: The Script, the Cast

Self (archive footage)

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Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy

Himself

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Sex at 24 Frames Per Second

Self (archive footage)

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Allan Quatermain

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Billy Connolly: Erect for Thirty Years

Himself

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Bond Girls Are Forever

James Bond (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Best Ever Bond

Himself

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Finding Forrester

Forrester

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Passen Sie mal auf, 007!

James Bond (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Entrapment

Mac

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The James Bond Story

Himself

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Billy Connolly - Erect for 30 Years

Himself

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Playing By Heart

Paul

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The Avengers

Sir August de Wynter

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The Rock

John Patrick Mason

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DragonHeart

Draco (voice)

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First Knight

King Arthur

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Just Cause

Paul Armstrong

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En God Mand I Afrika

Dr. Alex Murray

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Rising Sun

Capt. John Connor

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The Thief and the Cobbler

Tack the Cobbler (voice) (unconfirmed)

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Medicine Man

Dr. Robert Campbell

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

King Richard (uncredited)

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Highlander II: The Quickening

Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez

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The Russia House

Barley

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The Hunt for Red October

Marko Ramius

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Family Business

Jessie

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Professor Henry Jones

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The Presidio

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell

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The Untouchables

Jim Malone

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The Dame Edna Christmas Experience

Himself

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The Name of the Rose

William of Baskerville

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Highlander

Ramirez

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Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Green Knight

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Never Say Never Again

James Bond

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Wrong Is Right

Patrick Hale

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Cinque Giorni una Estate

Douglas Meredith

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Time Bandits

King Agamemnon / Fireman

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Outland

Marshall William T. O'Niel

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Cuba

Maj. Robert Dapes

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Meteor

Paul Bradley

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The Great Train Robbery

Pierce

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A Bridge Too Far

Maj. Gen. Urquhart

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Robin and Marian

Robin Hood

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Next Man

Khalil Abdul-Muhsen

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The Man Who Would Be King

Daniel Dravot

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The Wind and the Lion

Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli

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ransom

Tahlvik

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Murder on the Orient Express

Col. Arbuthnot

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Zardoz

Zed

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The Offence

Johnson

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Diamonds Are Forever

James Bond

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The Anderson Tapes

Anderson

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The Molly Maguires

Jack Kehoe

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The Red Tent

Roald Amundsen

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Shalako

Shalako

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You Only Live Twice

James Bond

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A Fine Madness

Samson Shillitoe

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Thunderball

James Bond

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The Hill

Joe Roberts

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Goldfinger

James Bond

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Woman of Straw

Anthony 'Tony' Richmond

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Marnie

Mark Rutland

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From Russia With Love

James Bond

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The Longest Day

Pvt. Flanagan

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Dr. No

James Bond

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Die Peitsche

Paddy Damion

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Macbeth

Macbeth

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On the Fiddle

Pedlar Pascoe

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Michael McBride

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Tarzans größtes Abenteuer

O'Bannion

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Another Time, Another Place

Mark Trevor

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Hell Drivers

Johnny Kates

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Action of the Tiger

Mike

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