Connery, Sean

   b. 1929, Edinburgh
   Actor
   One of the few British actors who can sell a film on name alone, Sean Connery was born Thomas Connery in Fountainbridge, a working-class suburb of Edinburgh. Always identified with the role of James Bond, his career began in British B-Movies in the 1950s, and it was not until David Niven refused the role of Bond in Dr No (1962) that Connery, who took the role, became a household name. His work in Hollywood includes Marnie (1964), Robin and Marlon (1976), The Name of the Rose (1986) and The Untouchables (1987), for which he won an Academy Award. Though living in Spain, Connery remains passionate about Scotland, once donating his fee from a Bond film to finance an educational trust in the country.
   SAM JOHNSTONE

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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