Sean Connery Biography
Born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a celebrated Scottish actor and producer. He has a notable record of achievements, having won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globes. In July 2000, he was also knighted by Elizabeth II and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US. During the 1950s, Connery featured in various films and TV shows, and in the early 1960s, he landed the iconic lead role of James Bond in Dr. No.
Sean’s mother, Euphamia McBain (Maclean), supported the family as a cleaning lady, while his father, Joseph Connery, worked as a factory laborer and truck driver. In addition, Sean has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. Prior to pursuing acting, Sean had a diverse range of jobs, including working as a milkman, lorry driver, laborer, artist’s model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher, and bodybuilder. He also briefly served in the Royal Navy but had to leave due to medical reasons. At the age of 23, he faced a choice between pursuing a career as a professional footballer or an actor. Despite showing promise in the sport, he ultimately opted for acting and considered it a wise decision.
Starting out as a lowly extra in the chorus and performing small roles, as well as doing some modeling, he embarked on a career in theater. However, from those humble beginnings, he has now achieved global recognition as a film icon. Despite his already impressive talent and charm, many believe that he has only continued to improve with time.
Prior to pursuing an acting career, Sean Connery was a contestant for the Mr. Universe title. In 1989, he was named as the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine.
Sean Connery was previously wedded to actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973, and they have a son who is also an actor named Jason Connery. Since 1975, Connery has been married to Micheline Roquebrune, a Moroccan-French painter born in 1929.