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Entertainment Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to late fellow 007 icon Sir Sean Connery

18:00  01 november  2020
18:00  01 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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.

Sean Connery returns to the role he made famous, James Bond in Never Say Never Again. Directed by Irvin Kirschner, it's remake of Thunderball. After making Diamonds Are Forever, Connery sated 'never again' when asked if he'd play the role again.

Pierce Brosnan has joined the flood of tributes to “one of the true greats of cinema”, Sir He said: “ Sir Sean Connery , you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became At 16 he enlisted in the Royal Navy but was discharged three years later on medical grounds after suffering

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James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to fellow 007 icon Sir Sean Connery after he died following a long illness.

It was announced on Saturday that Connery died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas after being diagnosed with dementia in the later years of his life.

Following the news, Pierce has told how Connery was his 'greatest James Bond' while growing up, before taking on the legendary role himself years later.

Pierce Brosnan talking on a cell phone: Respect: James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to fellow 007 icon Sir Sean Connery after he died following a long illness (pictured in Die Another Day in 2002) © Provided by Daily Mail Respect: James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to fellow 007 icon Sir Sean Connery after he died following a long illness (pictured in Die Another Day in 2002)

Alongside a black and white image of Connery, Pierce wrote: 'Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself. You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendour that will live on forever.

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.

Pierce Brosnan took to Instagram on Saturday to honor his fellow James Bond actor Sean Connery , who died in his sleep at the age of 90. You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendor that will live on forever,” Brosnan wrote alongside a black-and-white picture of the late actor.

“ Sir Sean Connery , you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself. You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendor that will live on forever,” Brosnan wrote alongside a black-and-white picture of the late actor. “You led the way for us all who followed in your

'You led the way for us all who followed in your iconic foot steps. Each man in his turn looked to you with reverence and admiration as we forged ahead with our own interpretations of the role.

'You were mighty in every way, as an actor and as a man, and will remain so till the end of time. Your were loved by the world, and will be missed. God bless, rest now, be at peace.'

Sean Connery holding a phone: Sad passing It was announced on Saturday that Connery died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas after being diagnosed with dementia in the later years of his life (pictured in Dr No in 1962) © Provided by Daily Mail Sad passing It was announced on Saturday that Connery died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas after being diagnosed with dementia in the later years of his life (pictured in Dr No in 1962)

Pierce was the fifth actor to depict the secret agent and starred in four films between 1995 and 2002.

Meanwhile, Connery was the first person to ever play Bond, starring in a total of seven films between 1962 and 1983.

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 .

Pierce Brosnan is honoring the "greatest James Bond ," the late Sir Sean Connery . As news of his death was announced, Brosnan took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to his fellow Bond. " Sir Sean Connery , you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James

Sad news broke today, as it was announced that Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. As his work is beloved by multiple generations, then, the internet is full of tributes to the great man today and here are just a few of Sean Connery ’s many fans who are paying their respects on Twitter…

Current Bond Daniel Craig, 52, also paid his respects to Connery, sharing a statement via the franchise's official Twitter page that read: 'It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema.

'Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.

'One of the true greats of cinema': Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to Sir Sean Connery

  'One of the true greats of cinema': Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to Sir Sean Connery Fellow James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to Sir Sean Connery, describing him as "one of the true greats of cinema", after his death aged 90.Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday in Nassau, the Bahamas, where he had been "unwell for some time", his son Jason said.

“ Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be "Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.” Connery was a fan of Craig. In 2005, after he was announced as Pierce Brosnan ’s 007 replacement

Daniel Craig and Sir Sean Connery paid glowing tributes to Sir Roger Moore after the former Bond died And the original big screen 007 Sir Sean was also full of praise for his successor, saying he will Pierce Brosnan paid tribute to his fellow James Bond star. Brosnan described Sir Roger as

'He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.'

Meanwhile, a statement on former Bond Sir Roger Moore's legacy account read: 'How infinitely sad to hearthe news Sir Sean Connery has passed away.

'He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond. RIP.'

graphical user interface, text, application: Successor: Sir Roger Moore's legacy Twitter account also paid tribute to Connery, saying the actors were 'friends for many decades' and the fourth 007 said the Connery was 'the best ever James Bond' © Provided by Daily Mail Successor: Sir Roger Moore's legacy Twitter account also paid tribute to Connery, saying the actors were 'friends for many decades' and the fourth 007 said the Connery was 'the best ever James Bond' Read more

Sir Sean Connery fans petition for Edinburgh Airport to be renamed in his honour .
Sir Sean Connery fans want to see Edinburgh Airport renamed in the late actor’s honour, after he passed away over the weekend at the age of 90.The iconic James Bond actor - who was the first to play 007 on the big screen - passed away at the age of 90 over the weekend, and fans have now begun a petition for the airport in the city of Edinburgh, where he spent most of his younger years, to be renamed to honour his legacy.

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