When it comes to Hollywood leading men, you’d be hard pressed to find one more loved than Sir Sean Connery.
The James Bond star, who lit up the silver screen for more than five decades, died peacefully in his sleep in Nassau, Bahamas, on October 31, aged 90.
Current 007 actor Daniel Craig said Sean was “one of the true greats of cinema. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts.”
While his wife Micheline Roquebrune, son Jason and legions of fans around the world are in mourning, his charisma, talent and scandalous trysts means his legacy will live on forever.
Born in the slums of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1930, to truck driver father Joseph and cleaning lady mother Euphamia, Sean’s less-than -affluent upbringing saw him take on many roles – milkman, coffin polisher and even a bodybuilder.
However, at the age of 23, he would find himself at a crossroads – having to choose between becoming an actor and a footballer. And while he showed more promise in sport, he dived headfirst into acting – a decision he would later mark as being one of his “more intelligent moves”.
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