The unfortunate news of the death of Sean Connery, one of the greatest film actors of all time, has permeated the feelings of all who have been his fans during his long acting career.
This legendary British actor, known above all for his performances of James Bond, died at the age of 90, his family reported this Saturday.
Born Thomas Sean Connery in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 25, 1930, into a humble family, with a Catholic father and a Protestant mother, the actor first thought about being a soccer player, but put that idea aside when at age 18 He was 1.90 meters tall and he didn’t know how much he was going to keep growing.
He enlisted in the British Royal Navy, from which he was discharged due to health problems. He was a model in an art school and participated as a supporting actor in a performance of the musical South Pacific, first in Edinburgh and then on a tour of the British Isles.
In 1954 he came to the cinema in small roles, until three years later the director Cy Enfield, who had seen him on stage, became obsessed with him and included him in his film Hell Drivers, in which he had for the first time a role of some relevance.
Before reaching The Satanic Dr. No, his peak in popularity, he did a lot of work for British television.
Already in the United States, he acted in The Great Adventure of Tarzan (1959), with Gordon Scott as “the ape man”, and was part of the cast of The longest day of the century (1962).
CURIOSITIES AND ANECDOTES
In Terence Young’s Dr. No (1962), in which Connery played the role of agent James Bond for the first time, it did not have the expected success at first. There was more talk about the music of Monty Norman and the shocking Ursula Andress in a bikini than about the film itself, which nevertheless began to be valued in its reruns and for the explosion that occurred the following year with From Russia with love. also from Young.
The Bond series continued with Guy Hamilton’s Golden Fingers (1964), Young’s Operation Thunder (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Lewis Gilbert’s Diamonds Are Eternal (1971), Hamilton, and Never say never again (1983), by Irvin Keshner, his farewell to the character after 12 years.
Many of these films could contain compromising situations in current times, because Bond’s companions (“Bond, James Bond”, as it was presented), were women of monumental physiques who always fell into the arms of the hero, even the most awake, except in the case of Pussy Galore, Honor Blackman’s character in Golden Fingers, from which her lesbian identity slipped into an unusual display for the time.
About her passing.
Connery died peacefully in her sleep during the night of October 30, 2020, while vacationing in the Bahamas, according to her son, after being “ill for some time.” His family and EON Productions announced his death until the next day, October 31. No immediate cause of death was given
With information from agencies.