Sean Connery Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


21st August 2015

Fact: Waxwork figures depicting every incarnation of James Bond are to stand side-by-side for the first time at London's Madame Tussauds to celebrate the release of the latest 007 film SPECTRE in October(15). The models of SIR Sean Connery, GEORGE LAZENBY, SIR Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan will be put on display along with that of current Bond Daniel Craig.


5th September 2013

Fact: The stunt pilot who doubled for Sir Sean Connery's James Bond in You Only Live Twice has died at the age of 97. Retired Wing Commander Ken Wallis' daughter Vicky says, "He had a great, long and successful life."


24th October 2012

Fact: The stunt pilot who doubled for Sir Sean Connery's James Bond in You Only Live Twice has been honoured for his lifetime contribution to aerospace. Retired Wing Commander Ken Wallis, 96, was presented with the award by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (Gapan) at a U.K. ceremony on Tuesday (23Oct12) - the same day the new 007 movie Skyfall received its world premiere in London.


23rd November 2011

Quote: "I think Sean Connery's probably still got it. In fact, Sean Connery once slapped my bum. Or maybe it was a pinch. But that was 30 years ago." British actress Julie Walters once had a close encounter with Sir Sean Connery.


25th August 2010

Quote: "I don't think I'll ever act again. I have so many wonderful memories but these days are over." SIR Sean Connery dismisses reports he plans to come out of retirement.


7th April 2010

Fact: Stars including Mike Myers, Joan Jett and Alan Cumming took to the runway in New York on Monday night (05Apr10) to don kilts as part of Sean Connery's annual charity fashion show. The event raised money for good causes including the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Erskine Hospital of Scotland.


10th June 2009

Quote: "I'm playing with her a lot all day and she's started getting bored with me. So I started doing impressions. My latest one is doing Sean Connery for her." The Office actress Angela Kinsey on how she entertains her 13-month-old daughter ISABEL.


14th March 2009

Quote: "Daniel Craig is a very good actor. Whatever he does, he does it very well. But my James Bond is Sean Connery." Former BOND girl Ursula Andress insists the current 007 actor is no match for her DR. NO co-star.


27th October 2008

Fact: James Bond fans would love to see SIR Sean Connery team up with Bond girl Ursula Andress for the ultimate superspy thriller, according to a new poll.


10th October 2008

Fact: Former James Bond star SIR Sean Connery has been unveiled as the new face of Louis Vuitton. The veteran actor was shot in a series of beach pictures by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz for the designer's new advertising campaign.


3rd October 2008

Quote: "I had the ego of all actors. I had done a few very successful television series, and was full of p**s and vinegar - and guts!" James Bond legend SIR Roger Moore was not scared of taking over the 007 role from SIR Sean Connery.


15th September 2008

Quote: "I'm not Meryl Streep. You don't ask Sean Connery to play with a French accent." Actress Shirley Maclaine refused to change her American dialect to play French fashion legend COCO CHANEL.


5th September 2008

Fact: SIR Sean Connery polished coffins in Scotland before rising to fame as an actor.


2nd July 2008

Fact: SIR Sean Connery has appointed The Full Monty star Robert Carlyle to take over his role as patron of Scotland's Edinburgh International Festival.


21st June 2008

Fact: Tickets to a talk by Sean Connery at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scotland sold out in an hour. Fans of the James Bond actor queued from the early hours to get their hands on tickets to the event, where the Scot will talk about his new book.


19th June 2008

Fact: Actor Sean Connery, 77, showed up to the Edinburgh, Scotland premiere of THE EDGE OF LOVE on Wednesday (18Jun08) with his arm in a sling after chipping a bone while playing golf..


16th June 2008

Quote: "That's Sean Connery; he's the hairiest person on the planet, bless him." Mike Myers on the inspiration for his comic creation Austin Powers' hairy chest.


9th June 2008

Fact: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has been voted the U.K.'s favourite actor. Depp saw off competition from James Bond star Daniel Craig, SIR Anthony Hopkins and SIR Sean Connery to take the top slot in the survey of Britain's most loved male stars.


5th May 2008

Fact: The International James Bond Fan Club has voted British actor Daniel Craig their favourite 007 of all time - ahead of SIR Sean Connery, SIR Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, GEORGE LAZENBY and TIMONTHY DALTON.


3rd May 2008

Quote: "I told SEAN, `I'm getting old enough to play my own father, so we don't need him anymore.'" Harrison Ford on Sean Connery's decision not to play INDIANA JONES' father in the fourth installment of the film franchise.


21st April 2008

Quote: "Kick back and work for Scotland's freedom? I don't think I'll make that same choice... I'm still having as much fun and taking as much pleasure, and I'm as intellectually stimulated by the process, as I ever was." Harrison Ford has no plans to join his INDIANA JONES + THE LAST CRUSADE co-star SIR Sean Connery in retirement. Connery refused to come out of retirement to play Ford's onscreen father in the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film.


20th April 2008

Quote: "Kick back and work for Scotland's freedom? I don't think I'll make that same choice... I'm still having as much fun and taking as much pleasure, and I'm as intellectually stimulated by the process, as I ever was." Harrison Ford has no plans to join his INDIANA JONES + THE LAST CRUSADE co-star SIR Sean Connery in retirement. Connery refused to come out of retirement to play Ford's onscreen father in the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film.


29th March 2008

Quote: "It's not something that's ever going to happen. It's with me until I go to the box." SIR Sean Connery fears he will never shake off his tag as JAMES BOND.


28th March 2008

Quote: "I think DANIEL is a terrific choice." SIR Sean Connery praises James Bond bosses for picking Daniel Craig as the latest actor to play 007.


20th February 2008

Fact: Sean Connery has given an eccentric animated veterinarian his distinctive voice - the actor will lead an all-star Scottish cast in SIR BILLI THE VET.


10th December 2007

Fact: Actress Daryl Hannah was presented with the Career Achievement Tribute Award by SIR Sean Connery on Saturday (08Dec07) at the fourth annual Bahamas International Film Festival on Paradise Island.


23rd November 2007

Quote: "I've never understood actors who go out in the street in dark glasses with bodyguards. Why do they do it?" SIR Sean Connery blasts his attention-seeking Hollywood peers.


22nd November 2007

Quote: "I am not living - merely surviving! What have women taught me? Nothing, but I've got to admit that they surprise me every day." SIR Sean Connery insists he's still baffled by the complexities of women, unlike his former alter-ego JAMES BOND.


9th December 2006

Quote: "I was going to play golf and Sean tried to teach me once and I thought he was going to strangle me, so I gave up." SIR Michael Caine on his first golfing lessons from pal SIR Sean Connery.


30th November 2006

Quote: "I never understood it. I read the book, I read the script, I saw the movie, and I still don't understand it." SIR Sean Connery isn't bitter after turning the part of GANDALF THE GREY in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.


29th November 2006

Fact: SIR Sean Connery was beaten to the top spot in a new poll naming the most famous Scot - by the Loch Ness Monster. Connery came in second place.


20th November 2006

Quote: "The special thing is a lot down to Sean Connery... Casting Sean, a Scotsman, in the role - as the quintessential Englishman - really put the spin on it and probably is one of the reasons it's lasted so long." New 007 Daniel Craig on why James Bond continues to be big business after 44 years.


31st March 2006

Fact: Scottish star SIR Sean Connery will make his first public appearance on Monday (03APR06) following surgery on his kidney. The former James Bond actor will be attended the annual Johnnie Walker Dressed To Kilt event to mark New York City's Tartan Week (1-8APR06) - which will see a host of celebrities sporting traditional Scottish dress.


13th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It goes, Sean Connery, GEORGE LAZENBY, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, DANNY CRAIG? It sounds odd to me. I really don't want to get the rap for destroying that franchise." New JAMES BOND Daniel Craig admits he's nervous about taking on the role of 007 in Casino Royale. </p>


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