Scottish actor, Sean Connery, who had played the iconic role of the British spy, James Bond, in over seven spy thrillers under the James Bond franchise has passed away at the age of 90. This piece of news has been supplied according to a BBC report.
The actor passed away overnight in his sleep while in the Bahamas. He had been quite unwell for some time now.
Sean Connery was the first actor to portray the role of British secret service agent, James Bond. This was one of those roles that skyrocketed his name to fame. He had been a bodybuilder prior to his acting stint.
Connery’s acting career spanned for over five decades. He had portrayed the role of James Bond between 1962 and 1983. This role also fetched him numerous awards, including an Oscar, two Baftas awards and three Golden Globes.
Connery was widely believed to have been the best 007 fictional series. This was based on Ian Fleming’s novels.
He was knighted by the Queen in 2000.
Connery was raised in near poverty in the slums of Edinburgh, Connery worked as a coffin polisher, milkman and lifeguard before his bodybuilding hobby.
Some of his noteworthy movies include director Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie” (1964), “The Wind and the Lion” (1975) with Candice Bergen, director John Huston’s “The Man Who Would be King” (1975) with Michael Caine, director Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) and the Cold War tale “The Hunt for Red October” (1990).