Hollywood actor Sean Connery died at the age of 90. The Scottish actor was best known for playing the character of James Bond. He was the first of seven detective thrillers to bring James Bond’s character to the big screen and played the role.
Bengaluru: Hollywood actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90, his family has confirmed. The Scottish actor was best known for playing the character of James Bond. He was the first actor to bring the character of James Bond to the big screen. He was the first actor out of seven of the spy thriller series 007 to play this role.
Sean Connery won several awards in his decades-long acting career. Sir Shawn received Oscars, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Sir Sean’s other films include The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Rock.
Producer Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli lamented his death, saying, ‘We are deeply shocked by the news of the death of Sir Sean Connery. He will always be remembered as the original James Bond, whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words.
G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli went on to say, ‘The name is Bond … James Bond’. He revolutionized the world with his powerful character and funny portrayal of sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly responsible for the success of the James Bond series and we will be forever grateful to him.
Sean Connery was considered as the best actor to play the role of 007 in the long-running Genm Bond franchise. Often such a name was used in elections. Sean Connery was awarded the Oscar Award in 1988. The award was received after he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Irish Police in The Untouchables.
In 2000, the Queen awarded the title of the knight to Sean Connery at Holyrode Palace. He celebrated his 90th birthday in August this year.
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