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

08:50  01 november  2020
08:50  01 november  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

The life of Sean Connery and why he was one of Scotland's greatest

  The life of Sean Connery and why he was one of Scotland's greatest While the world fawned over his good looks and distinct accent, Sean Connery never forgot his roots.His performance in Dr No in 1962 set the proud Scot on a path that would lead to Hollywood stardom.

Connery died overnight in his sleep. He was 90. In a decades-long career, Connery won an Oscar for "The Untouchables" and appeared in such hits as "The “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema ,” Craig said in a statement. “ Sir Sean Connery will be

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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.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Connery was best known starring being the original James Bond © Getty Connery was best known starring being the original James Bond

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.

a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Sean Connery in the 1971 Bond film Diamonds Are Forever © PA Sean Connery in the 1971 Bond film Diamonds Are Forever

News of his death was met with touching tributes from other actors, fans and politicians.

Brosnan - who starred in four 007 films - said he would "cast a long shadow of cinematic splendour that will live on forever".

Sir Sean Connery hailed as ‘true great of cinema’ following death aged 90

  Sir Sean Connery hailed as ‘true great of cinema’ following death aged 90 The Scottish actor appeared in seven of the James Bond thrillers between 1962 and 1983. © Provided by PA Media Sean Connery at 30 (PA) Sir Sean’s five-decade career saw him win an Oscar, two Baftas and three Golden Globes.His other notable films include Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Highlander and The Hunt For Red October.He was on a number of occasions voted by fans as the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, beating Craig and Sir Roger Moore.He was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.

Daniel Craig is paying tribute to the late Sean Connery from one 007 to another. After hearing of Connery 's death, Craig, who has played James Bond in the popular franchise since “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema . pic.twitter.com/McUcKuykR4.

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said. Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, said Sir Sean was " one of the true greats of cinema ". Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang the themes to three Bond films including Goldfinger, paid tribute saying: "I'm incredibly saddened to hear

Fellow Bond actor Daniel Craig said in his tribute: "The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster."

a woman brushing her teeth: Connery and Shirley Eaton share a laugh on the phone in the James Bond flick Goldfinger © Getty Connery and Shirley Eaton share a laugh on the phone in the James Bond flick Goldfinger

Dame Shirley Bassey, who sung the themes to three Bond films, said: "I'm incredibly saddened to hear of Sean's passing.

"My thoughts are with his family. He was a wonderful person, a true gentleman and we will be forever connected by Bond."

a person posing for the camera: A young Connery in 1962 - the year he first appeared as Bond © Getty A young Connery in 1962 - the year he first appeared as Bond

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted on Saturday: "I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons.

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  Sir Michael Caine remembers ‘great star, wonderful friend’ Sir Sean Connery Co-stars and many from the world of film have remembered the late star.Tributes have flooded in for the veteran star, who was the first actor to play 007 on the big screen in Dr No in 1962.

FORMER Bond stars Sir Sean Connery , Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have led further Sir Roger Moore dead: Bond stars Sean Connery , Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig pay tribute . Connery also spoke fondly of the actor who succeeded him as Bond, saying in a statement: “I was

Daniel Craig has paid tribute to his fellow 007 Sean Connery , describing the actor as " one of the true greats ." “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema ," Craig said, in a statement " Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more.

Diana Rigg, Sean Connery are posing for a picture: Dame Diana Rigg and Sean Connery in 1996 © PA Dame Diana Rigg and Sean Connery in 1996

"Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent and sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world's most accomplished actors."

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli wrote in a statement: "We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery.

"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 is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him."

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Sir Sean's son Jason said his father "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died.

A joint statement from him, Connery's other son Stephane and his wife Micheline said he will be laid to rest at a private ceremony, followed by a memorial once the pandemic has ended.

Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond

  Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond Writing an appreciation of Sean Connery feels inevitably inadequate compared to experiencing the real thing. To glimpse his magnetism, you might turn to a photograph of him in a tailored suit, leaning against an Aston Martin. You’d probably get more of his menacing charisma by pulling up the “Chicago way” scene from “The Untouchables.” It might be enough simply to say: The king is dead. As a lion of movies for half a century, Connery’s talent was manifest. He was famously cast as James Bond without a screen test. It was that obvious. And from then on, in even the lesser films, Connery, who died Saturday at 90, was never out of place on screen. His presence was absolute.

He called him a ‘ true great of cinema ’. “ Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. Connery was a fan of Craig. In 2005, after he was announced as Pierce Brosnan ’s 007 replacement, the actor called him a “terrific choice”.

media captionSir Sean Connery : From Edinburgh milkman to James Bond icon. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has led Scottish tributes to "global legend" Sir She added: " Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent and sheer hard work, became a film icon and one of the

Sean Connery wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Sir Sean Connery and wife Micheline after he was knighted in 2000 © Reuters Sir Sean Connery and wife Micheline after he was knighted in 2000

He added: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.

a close up of Sean Connery wearing glasses: Connery, pictured in 2013, had a career spanning 50 years © Getty Connery, pictured in 2013, had a career spanning 50 years

"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."

As well as Bond, Connery, from Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, also starred in The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and The Rock in a career that spanned 50 years.

He made his on-screen debut in Dr No in 1962. This was followed by From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.

He won legions of fans as Bond, often coming top of fan-voted polls thanks to his debonair manner and wry humour.

Sir Sean won an Oscar for his role as a Chicago cop in 1987's The Untouchables, as well as two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Connery, who celebrated his 90th birthday in August, was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.

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