31 October 2020. Today is a sad day for all fans of the great British/Scottish actor Sean Connery. Among many other things he become famous as the first actor to play the legendary movie character James Bond, Her Majesty's secret agent 007 with licence to kill.
Sean Connery or with the full name Sir Thomas Sean Connery was born 25 August 1930 in Scottish Edinburgh and died 31 October 2020 in Nassau, Bahamas. He was very proud of his Scottish nationaly and published his autobiography named Being a Scot. He kept his good look and was very charismatic not only throughout his career.
He became the first actor in the role of James Bond, the agent, who overcame the world's greatest villains with ease and humor and broke women's hearts without regret (as Tom Jones sings in the Thunderball movie opening song). As James Bond he was also very capable of playing casino games and a great psychologist in those games troubling hard his enemies.
He is considered by many to be the best actor in this role. He played in seven Bond movies: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), whereas he replaced Australian actor George Lazenby, who had not been received very positively by fans and critics, and finally in an unofficial Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983). Note: Therefore the late Roger Moore (23 May 2017) is considered to be a record holder who acted in seven official Bond movies.
He did not stay with James Bond only, but also starred at a wide range of other famous movies such as e.g. Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Highlander (1986), The Name of the Rose (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Robin and Marian(1991), Medicine Man (1992), First Knight (1995), The Rock (1996), Entrapment (1999) or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).
He lived respectable 90 years – thanks to good Scotch whisky as he claimed and offered his recipe for the youth. Rest in peace!