The original James Bond that brought the character alive for the world and gave us our very first superhero, our super detective, Sir Sean Connery featured in seven James Bond films. The actor worked in several small and big television shows and Theatre plays before he blew the world off their feet, with his portrayal of James Bond. He has been assigned the title of the “sexiest man alive” which clearly shows the amazing amount of fan following that he had.
|Full Name:||Thomas Connery|
|Stage Name:||Sir Sean Connery|
|Birthday:||25 August 1930|
|Place Of Origin:||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Age:||90 years (at the time of his death)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor|
|Total Net Worth:||$350 million|
Born on August 25, 1930, in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sean Connery AKA Thomas Sean Connery, was the first child of Joseph Connery and Euphemia Connery. His father was a truck driver and also worked at a factory and his mother was a laundress by profession. His parents called him “Tommy” with love. They had their second child, “Neil”, when Sean was 8 years old.
He was enrolled at the Tollcross Elementary School. At school, he performed exceptionally well in mathematics and also got involved in several sports like tag and soccer. He left his school at the age of 13 and started working at a dairy to support his family. At the age of 16 years, he joined the navy but was released from his services at the age of 19, due to his stomach ulcers.
After dropping the navy job, he tried his hands at certain other jobs like laying bricks, shoveling coal, etc. He even posed for the artists at the Edinburgh Art School. He developed an interest in weight lifting and joined Dunedin Weightlifting Club. He contested the Mr. Universe contest, in 1953 and bagged the third position in the tall men’s category. A casting director was in the crowd and approached him for “South Pacific.” Soon, Sean decided that he wanted to pursue acting.
In 1962, Sean tied the knot with Diane Cilento, who was an actress by profession and his lady love. The couple became proud parents of a baby boy in 1963 and named him “Jason”. They got divorced in 1971, following a long struggle to keep their relationship intact. Their son Jason pursued acting and direction and became a part of the movie industry.
After his divorce from his first wife, Connery got married to Micheline Roquebrune, who was a painter by profession. The two tied a knot in 1975. Everything was going well between the two until 1989 when Sean started seeing Lynsey de Paul, who was a pop star. However, Sean and Micheline maintained their marriage till his last breath.
Sean Connery is a big fan of Golf and enjoys playing it. It bought the Domaine de Terre Blanche (a high-end property) located in France and turned it into a lavish golf resort. He later sold it to Dietmar Hopp. He even developed an interest in the martial arts and earned a black belt in Kyokushin karate.
Connery started his acting career with theatre and was a part of various plays. His very first venture on television was for the show “Dixon of Dock Green”. He was featured in the 1956 episode of the show. In 1957, he grabbed a role in the movie “No Road Back”. He then bagged the role of Mountain McLintock in “Requiem For a Heavyweight”. After 1957 (towards the end of the year) he started being offered some very important roles that made the tables turn for him.
He bagged movies like “Another Time, Another Place”, “Requiem For a Heavyweight”, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People”, and “Macbeth”. Finally, in 1962, he bagged the role of James Bond, a British secret agent, in the movie “Dr. No”. He appeared in seven movies of the James bond series, that included “From Russia with Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice” (1967),” “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), and “Never Say Never Again” (1983). He also starred in movies like “Murder on the Orient Express”, “Highlander”, “Finding Forrester”, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.
Sean Connery Net worth:
Accounting to the blockbuster movies that he has given, Sir Sean Connery has a net worth of $350 million. His movies such as the James Bond series earned him a lot of fame and money. He won several awards for his amazing performances in movies like the BAFTA Award. The secret of his success is nothing but his hard work.
When kids of his age would go to school and get involved in sports, he worked as a milkman. Talking about the days of struggle in his life, he shared an anecdote, “When I took a taxi during a recent Edinburgh Film Festival, the driver was amazed that I could put a name to every street we passed. “How come?” he asked. “As a boy, I used to deliver milk round here”, I said. “So what do you do now?” That was rather harder to answer.”
Sir Sean Connery was a man of thoughts. He was known for his performances but also his philosophy that he preached through his actions. He said, “Laughter kills fear, and without fear, there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.” He talked about the importance of moving ahead in life. He said, “I haven’t found anywhere in the world where I want to be all the time. The best thing in my life is moving. I look forward to going.”
Apart from being an actor and a performer, he was a writer too. He shared how should one approach writing and talking about the same, he asserted, “No thinking—that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is… to write, not to think!”