Biography of Sean Connery
Sir Sean Connery Biography - Scots Patriot and International Star
From his days as a young man in the Royal Navy, Sir Sean Connery still bears two tattoos on his arm. One says "Mum and Dad" showing his love of family. The other is inscribed "Scotland Forever" - demonstrating a loyalty and fierce patriotism that has never burned brighter in this brightest of all Scots stars.
Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh on August 25, 1930, of working-class parents and spent his youth laboring alongside them. At sixteen, he joined the Royal Navy - seeking his fortune as have innumerable Scots before him.
Connery's strength and hard work led eventually to his third place victory in the 1950 Mr. Universe competition, while his good looks (will the man never stop improving?) prompted him to seek a career in modeling and acting.
Stardom did not come overnight - it took almost a dozen years for Sean Connery to achieve international stardom in his first James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962). Six more James Bond hits followed, but Connery used every experience and every opportunity to expand his repertoire and develop his world-reknowned reputation as a consummate actor.
Among the classic and justly acclaimed movies Connery has starred in we include The Man Who Would Be King, A Bridge Too Far, The Untouchables (Best Supporting Actor Oscar), The Hunt for Red October, The Rock, and Finding Forrester. As a comedian, Connery has shown in films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A Good Man in Africa, and A Fine Madness.
Winner of innumerable acting awards and honorary degrees, Connery was knighted in 2000, a knighthood well-deserved and, so some believe, delayed by his political activism in the cause of Scotland's independence.
Sean Connery is a near-perfect example of how hard work, innate talent and intelligence, and perseverance can pay off and create opportunities for spectacular success. But more than that - Connery is an example of expatriot Scots the world over who carry an undyling love of country and freedom within their hearts and a strong desire to see Scotland and her people succeed and flourish in the world today.
Long-time supporter of the Scottish Nationalist Party, Connery has labored long and hard for the cause and continues to devote himself to complete independence for Scotland. Additionally, Connery founded the Scottish International Educational Trust, established to enable other young Scots to achieve their dreams.
We are huge fans of Connery's movies and deeply respect his private efforts on behalf of Scotland. We also agree, whole-heartedly, that he is the sexiest man alive (especially when wearing the kilt!).
Connery has been married to French-born artist, Micheline Roquebrune Connery, since the mid-1970s. He has a son, Jason, from a prior marriage to actress Diane Cilento. Jason is also an actor and is married to actress Mia Sara.
Sean Connery Filmography - a complete list of Sean Connery movies.
Being a Scot
by Sean Connery and Murray Grigor
Not a biography, but musings on Scotland and the Scots - their history, entwined with Sir Sean's own personal history, their quirks and their politics. More for those interested in Connery's political views than his artistic career.
Sean Connery: Neither Shaken nor Stirred
by Andrew Yule
Standard biography covering Sir Sean's childhood through his acclaimed film career.
The Films Of Sean Connery
by Lee Pfeiffer and Lisa Philip
A detailed look at Sean Connery's films. Unfortunately, it only goes up to The Rock in 1996. We need an updated version.
Sean Connery (Movie Icons)
by Alain Silver
A more complete Sean Connery filmography, published in 2009, with short descriptions of the films and lots of photos.