Connery, Sean Connery Dies At Aged 90 - Noise11.com
Sean Connery and Karin Dor in You Only Live Twice

Sean Connery and Karin Dor in You Only Live Twice

Connery, Sean Connery Dies At Aged 90

by Paul Cashmere on November 1, 2020

in News

Sir Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond in film, has died at age 90.

Connery was 31 years old when he was cast as James Bond, a role initially given to Cary Grant and then withdrawn after Grant would not commit to a series of films.

Sean Connery was James Bond for the movies ‘Dr No’ (1962), ‘From Russia With Love’ (1963), ‘Goldfinger’ (1964), ‘Thunderball’ (1965), ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967) and then after handing the role to George Lazenby for ‘On Her Majesties Secret Service’ returned as Bond for his final Eon Productions produced Bond film ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ in 1971. He reprised the character for 1983’s ‘Never Say Never Again’ which was independent of Eon and not part of the Bond franchise.

Sir Connery is equally loved for his role as Indiana Jones’ father in 1989’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. One of his cheesiest roles was Russian Captain Marko Ramius in 1990’s ‘The Hunt For Red October’ where he played the entire role as a Russian in his Scottish accent.

Sean Connery’s son Jason confirmed his father “had been ill for some time”.

Sean Connery died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

APIA Good Times Tour 2019 Brian Cadd and Russell Morris photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Brian Cadd and Russell Morris Team Up Again To Tour

Brian Cadd will return to Australia to tour from March with Russell Morris.

2 days ago
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan sued by estate of Desire album co-writer

The estate of Jacques Levy is suing Bob Dylan for $US7.25m over the sale of his songwriting catalogue.

3 days ago
Jimmie Rodgers
50s Pop Star Jimmie Rodgers Dies At Age 87

Jimmie Rodgers, the folk and pop star of the 50s and 60s best known for the hit song ‘Honeycomb’, has died at age 87 in the USA.

4 days ago
Ross Wilson photo by Ros O'Gorman
Now Listen … Eagle Rock Turns 50 and Ross Wilson Talks About Its Origins

Daddy Cool’s iconic ‘Eagle Rock’ is a song based on sexual innuendo or to be perfectly blunt, it’s a song about rooting.

4 days ago
Barry Gibb at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Barry Gibb ‘Greenfields’ Is Australia’s No 1 Album

Barry Gibb scores his first ever solo No.1 Album in Australia this week with a collection of re-recorded Bee Gees tracks alongside multiple artists on "Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook 1'.

7 days ago
Phil Spector
Legendary Producer And (Murderer) Phil Spector Dead At 81 From Covid-19

Phil Spector, the legendary record producer known for his ‘Wall of Sound’ is dead at 81 after contracting Covid-19.

7 days ago
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Gerry Marsden centre)
Gerry Marsden Laid To Rest

Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers, who passed away on January 3, aged 78, after suffering a heart infection, was remembered in a service at a church near the River Mersey in his home city of Liverpool on Saturday (16.01.21).

7 days ago