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Sir Sean Connery: James Bond star’s life in pictures

Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr No, 1962.

Sir Sean Connery was the first actor to play James Bond in an illustrious career that saw him win an Oscar, two Baftas and three Golden Globes.

The Edinburgh-born actor, who celebrated his 90th birthday in August, won fans over five decades of films, starring in hits including Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, The Rock, The Mask Of Zoro, Highlander and The Hunt For Red October.

The iconic Scot has died, aged 90. Here we look back at his life in pictures.

Playing 007 in the first James Bond film, Dr No, in 1962.

 

Standing in front of an Aston Martin DB5 in James Bond film Goldfinger, September 1964.

 

With Michael Caine in The Man Who Would be King, December 1975.

As James Bond in Never Say Never Again, October 1983.

Holding a shotgun (second right) with Charles Martin Smith, Kevin Costner, and Andy Garcia in The Untouchables, June 1987.

 

Wearing full Highland dress as he is knighted by the Queen on July 5 2000 during a ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

 

Joking with Billy Connolly (right) at the Lonach Gathering in Aberdeenshire on August 23 2003. Also in the photo is Fran Healy of Travis (bottom left).

 

With former SNP leader Alex Salmond at Parliament Hall, Edinburgh, in October 2004, for the start of the ceremonies to mark the opening of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

 

Presenting awards at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the Filmhouse on June 29 2008.

 

 

Sir Sean Connery
Sir Sean in his most famous role as James Bond, with a licence to kill (PA)

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman
Sir Sean with Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore, during the filming of Goldfinger (PA)

Film – BAFTA Tribute to Sean Connery – London
Two Bonds Sir Roger Moore with Sir Sean in 1990 (PA)

Film – The Man Who Would Be King – Sean Connery and Michael Caine
With Sir Michael Caine in Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King in 1975 (PA)

Film – Robin and Marian Filming –
Sir Sean and Audrey Hepburn in a scene from Robin And Marian in 1976 (PA)

Royalty – Bafta Tribute Award – Princess Anne and Sean Connery – Odeon – Leicester Square, London
The Princess Royal presents Sir Sean with the special Bafta silver mask Tribute Award in 1990 (PA)

Awards/Rigg/Connery
Dame Diana Rigg, who died earlier this year, was another Bond co-star (PA)

Film – Goldfinger – Pinewood Studios
A scene from Goldfinger during filming at Pinewood Studios in 1964 (PA)

Sean Connery death
In 1967 with his then wife Diane Cilento and their children Gigi, nine, and Jason, four (PA)

Showbiz – Sean Connery’s son makes West End Debut – London
With son Jason in 1988 (PA)

BAFTA Connery & Connolly
With fellow Scot Sir Billy Connolly in 1998 (PA)

CANNES Connery/Jones premiere
With Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Palais des Festivals for the movie premiere of Entrapment during the Cannes Film Festival in 1999 (PA)

Scottish parliament Connery
Sir Sean and wife Michelina, arriving for the opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in 1999 (PA)

Sean Connery
Sir Sean was knighted in 2000 by the Queen during a ceremony in his home city at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (PA)

Sean Connery Memoirs – Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sir Sean launched his memoirs at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2008 (PA)

The Man Who Would be King special screening – Edinburgh
In 2010 ahead of a screening of his 1975 classic The Man Who Would Be King during the Edinburgh International Film Festival (PA)

Receiving an honorary degree at Edinburgh’s Napier University on June 19 2009.

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