Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery has passed away. That BBC reports. He was 90 years old. Nothing is known yet about the cause of death.
Connery was born on August 25, 1930, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the son of a truck driver and a janitor. He was interested in the movie from an early age and was the first to play spy James Bond in Dr. No. He ended up doing that for six more Bond movies and is thus considered one of the most popular actors to take on the role of 007.
But even after the Bond era, he played in several films. He has appeared in The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Untouchables. For the latter, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1988. During his career, he won two BAFTA Awards as well as three Golden Globe Awards. And in 2000, the actor was awarded the knighthood by the British Queen, and thus was allowed to call himself “my master”.
Read also. Spy, Women and Booze: The real James Bond has never been inferior to the spy of movies and books
Connery has been married twice: first to Australian actress Diane Cilento, then to French-Moroccan artist Michelin Roquebrune. He has one son, Jason Connery, who is also an actor. In August, Connery celebrated his 90th birthday.