SIR Sean Connery has ditched plans for his long-awaited autobiography, returning a staggering $1.7 million (GBP1 million) advance to the publishing giants Harper Collins.

The veteran JAMES BOND star already abandoned plans to work with original writer and childhood pal MEG HENDERSON, and later pulled away from second choice HUNTER DAVIES, and has now decided to forget about the entire project.

A source says, "Sir Sean doesn't need the money, everyone knows that. The book was always about setting the record straight.

"But looking back on your life when you are aged 74 is a very emotionally demanding thing to do."

10/07/2005 01:58