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Entertainment The world reacts to the death of screen legend Sean Connery: 'Wit and charm measured in megawatts'

02:06  01 november  2020
02:06  01 november  2020 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90

  James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90 James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has died aged 90. Sir Connery is best known for his portrayal of British fictional spy James Bond who he played between 1962-1971Sir Sean died last night in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.

FILE PHOTO: British actor Sean Connery looks on during a news conference in Berlin February 16, 2001. "He revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts ; he

Sean Connery , who has died at the age of 90, was known not only for movie roles including the British secret agent James Bond but also for his support of Scottish independence from Britain. "He revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent.

Sean Connery, who has died at the age of 90, was known not only for movie roles including the British secret agent James Bond, but also for his support of Scottish independence from Britain.

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Hollywood immediately started paying tribute to the silver screen legend, remembering him for Bond as well as his other iconic roles and effortless cool.

And so did the rest of the world...

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NICOLA STURGEON, FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND:

"Sean was a global legend but, first and foremost, he was a patriotic and proud Scot. His towering presence at the opening of the Scottish Parliament was a sign of his dedication to his country.

00-Heaven: James Bond legend Sean Connery dies

  00-Heaven: James Bond legend Sean Connery dies Legendary actor Sir Sean Connery - famous for being the first actor to play James Bond - has died at the age of 90, his family has confirmed.The Scottish star - who was the first actor to play 007 on the big screen - has passed away at the age of 90 with his family confirming that he died in his sleep while in the Bahamas.

Personalities react to Sean Connery 's death .. Read more at straitstimes.com. James Bond'. "He revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to

Read celebrity reactions on Twitter to the death of Sir Sean Connery , the famed Scottish actor whose decades-long career was celebrated "He revolutionized the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the

"He was a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and those of us who share that belief owe him a great debt of gratitude."

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JAMES BOND PRODUCERS MICHAEL G WILSON AND BARBARA BROCCOLI

"He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — 'The name's Bond... James Bond'.

"He revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him."

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THE FAMILY OF SIR ROGER MOORE

The family of Sir Roger Moore, who died in 2017 and played Bond in seven films from 1973-1985, made a statement on his Twitter account.

Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career

 Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career © MARY EVANS / SIPA Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career Passionate about football, Sean Connery had been spotted by the Manchester United squad when he was just 23. But he refused to give the club a try and preferred to focus on his acting career. Sad day for moviegoers. Sean Connery died at the age of 90 . He had played the role of James Bond in seven films of the saga, starting with the first of them, James Bond against Dr No .

Sir Sean is seen alongside wife Micheline Roquebrune at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in "The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he Sean - worth an estimated £266million - donated a significant cut of his earnings to the Scottish International

Enjoyed Sean Connery on screen a lot aye and there'll be a lot of nice things said about him but hardly possible to untangle the guy for the fact he was a if your first reaction to finding out your hero was unapologetic about beating women is doling out verbal abuse to a woman, you might need to have a

"How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away," the tweet says. "He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond."

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ACTOR MIKE MYERS

Mike Myers, who parodied the James Bond franchise with his popular Austin Powers persona, said "I loved Sean Connery as did my British father. A great actor. A legend," in a statement to Variety.

ACTOR HUGH JACKMAN:

"I grew up idolising #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace."

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SAM NEILL, CONNERY'S CO-STAR IN THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

"Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power — that was utterly unique to Sean. RIP that great man, that great actor."

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AUTHOR STEPHEN KING

Author Stephen King chimed in, writing, "Sean Connery in his first starring role, as a washed-up boxer. He was a fine actor and by most accounts a good guy."

Sir Sean Connery clasps wife Micheline Roquebrune's hand in last photo

  Sir Sean Connery clasps wife Micheline Roquebrune's hand in last photo Sir Sean Connery clasps his doting wife's hand in one of the last pictures of the couple - taken months before he died after suffering dementia. It was taken on the pair's 45th wedding anniversary on the 6 May this year in the Bahamas, where Sean – who died aged 90 – had lived for decades. The picture has emerged after Sean's wife Micheline Roquebrune paid tribute to the 007 star as her 'gorgeous model of a man'.

The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. A legend on screen , and off. Rest In Peace." Sharing an iconic snap of the legendary actor, Michelle wrote on Instagram: "The best Bond there ever was.

Actors and producers are paying tribute to the late Sean Connery . The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. I grew up idolizing # SeanConnery . A legend on screen , and off.

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SINGER-SONGWRITER ELTON JOHN:

"A true screen legend."

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DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY

"He taught me so much. Sean the legend. To me, and so many others. My very first line of direction I was actually afraid to ask..."Sean can you please say that less charming". He said, "sure boy". That's what he called me the whole movie, 'boy'. I was just a kid, directing him in The Rock.

"Sean, you taught me more then you will ever know. To this day, you gruffly taking me under your wing Is still in everything I do. Rest In Peace my friend."

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ACTOR GEORGE TAKEI:

"Sean Connery was a movie legend, even far into his golden years. Our strongest Bonds were formed by him, and he was Untouchable. He passed today at age 90, a suave hero to the end."

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ACTOR DANIEL CRAIG:

"He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster... Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course."

Sean Connery "died in his sleep and very peacefully", reveals his wife Micheline Roquebrune

 Sean Connery Scottish actor Sean Connery, who died on October 31 at the age of 90, suffered from dementia and he died "peacefully" , according to his wife, quoted this Sunday, November 1 by the tabloid The Mail on Sunday. © Provided by Franceinfo "At least he died in his sleep and it was very peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just passed out. That's what he wanted," said Micheline Roquebrune, French portrait painter whom the legendary performer of 007 had married for a second time in 1975.

Sean Connery , the Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond, has died aged 90. His son, Jason, said he had died peacefully in his sleep “A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.”

DUBAI: Scottish acting legend Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, the BBC reported on Saturday. Loved the world over for his portrayal of suave spy James Bond, Connery was born in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh on Aug. 25, 1930.

ACTRESS SALMA HAYEK

"It saddens me that today the legendary Sean Connery passed away. At least he lived to be 90. My heart goes out to his close ones. May he rest in peace."

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ACTOR PAUL FEIG

Paul Feig wrote, "Few were cooler, few more suave, few more effortless. He showed us all how it could be done and he thrilled and entertained us the entire time. RIP Sir Sean Connery."

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ACTOR JOHN CLEESE

"Saddened by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. A wonderful man who I had the pleasure of working with in Time Bandits. We crossed paths many times over the years.

"Such immense talent and a vibrant human. And the only one of us to find The Holy Grail."

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FILMAKER KEVIN SMITH

Kevin Smith wrote, "He was my Dad's James Bond, so Dad supported Mr Connery's career his entire life, always taking me to see any movie his fave actor was in. I have sweet memories of watching Dad watch his movie idol. So Sean Connery's passing also feels like I'm losing Dad again. RIP, Dr Jones."

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DIRECTOR SPIKE LEE

"Damn, We Just Lost another Great," the American director wrote on Instagram.

"The Original JAMES BOND-007. Some Of Earliest Memories Of My Late Mother (Jacqueline Shelton Lee) Taking Me To The Movies Was James Bond Joints."

Sean Connery: That is why it will be a long time before a public memorial service.

 Sean Connery: That is why it will be a long time before a public memorial service. Sean Connery will be buried in the immediate family circle - a public memorial service has to be postponed indefinitely. © Provided by www.rollingstone.de Sean Connery in 2006 Sean Connery is buried in the immediate family circle - a public funeral service has to be postponed indefinitely. fans of Sean Connery, who want to say goodbye to the actor who died at the age of 90, have to be patient. A public commemoration for Connery is planned, but has to be postponed indefinitely.

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DIRECTOR EDGAR WRIGHT

"It says something for the extraordinary charisma of this Edinburgh lad to have created the most iconic character in film & then, rather than be typecast by it, become equally famous for just being Sean Connery. A real screen legend; oft imitated (by all!) but never equalled," Wright wrote on Twitter.

"Sean Connery had a hell of a run. Have a vodka martini & a dram of whiskey for him tonight."

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FORMER POLITICIAN, ACTOR AND BODYBUILDER ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

"Sean Connery was a legend, one of the greatest actors of all time. He provided endless entertainment for all of us & inspiration for me. I'm not just saying that because he was a bodybuilder who placed in the Mr. Universe contest!

"He was an icon. My thoughts are with his family."

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ACTRESS AND MODEL ELIZABETH HURLEY

"RIP the glorious Sean Connery."

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ACTOR CARY ELWES

"RIP Sean Connery... the only Bond. From Scotland with Love and a broken heart."

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ACTOR ROBERT CARLYLE

"RIP Sir Sean Connery... a trailblazer, a true legend and a gentleman."

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– Reported with Variety

Harrison Ford pays tribute to screen father Sean Connery after death .
The 78-year-old actor paid tribute to his screen father Sean Connery after the actor died Saturday at age 90. 'He was my father ...not in life .. but in 'Indy 3',' Ford, 78, said in a statement to Variety published Monday. Connery portrayed Henry Jones Sr in the 1989 sequel Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade.

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